21 Replies Latest reply on Apr 6, 2018 8:34 AM by r-bin

    Script or Action to Batch Determine Transparency?

    toddf56888254

      Is there a script or action that could batch a folder of images and determine which files have transparency and which do not?

       

      These are layered product shots. In some files a white bottom fill layer is turned on beneath the shadow layer. In some files it is not on, or not present, and these would be the images with transparency. However, that white fill layer is sometimes an empty layer filled with white, sometimes a solid color adjustment layer, and not consistently named, so I don't thin one could simply check for the presence of that layer.

       

      My goal is to know which files have the transparency without having to open each one to find out. There are hundreds of them, and they are heavy files.

       

      PS CC, Mac, sRGB

       

      As I write this I have a thought. I suppose I could duplicate the files, then run an action on the dupes to place a solid fill layer at the bottom (of a color other than while - say, red) and via the finder or bridge see which ones have a red background and which ones don't.

       

      Any better ideas? Would really prefer not to work on proxy files requiring me to cross reference. Would be cool if there were a way to have the action/script separate into folders, or change metadata, or something to make an easy sort job of those that do and don't have transparency.

        • 1. Re: Script or Action to Batch Determine Transparency?
          c.pfaffenbichler Level 9

          You may want to do a search over at

          Photoshop Scripting

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          • 3. Re: Script or Action to Batch Determine Transparency?
            Jarda Bereza Level 4

            If you saved PSD with maximum compatibility then you can hold left Alt + Shift and you can load composite data instead layers. This will open file much much faster. But it seems to be wired with keys and I don't know how to script it. So you could use brick as workaround :-D

             

            In channels class is Alpha Channel for transparent pixels. It has index -1 in action reference. But values doesn't makes sense to me.

            Alternatively you can load layer transparency into selection, then switch into quick mask mode and read histogram for quick mask channels. It shows me correct values.

             

            Or there is possibility to build PSD binary parser. Composite data are last block in PSD: Adobe Photoshop File Formats Specification

            This is fastest solution because you read only data you need and you don't need open PSD file. But it is most difficult.

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            • 4. Re: Script or Action to Batch Determine Transparency?
              r-bin Level 5

              Not opening the file is unlikely to succeed. If you open it, you can use a script to determine if there is transparency.

               

              var transp = true;
              
              var d = new ActionDescriptor();
              var r = new ActionReference();
              r.putProperty( charIDToTypeID( "Chnl" ), charIDToTypeID( "fsel" ) );
              d.putReference( charIDToTypeID( "null" ), r );
              
              var r2 = new ActionReference();
              r2.putEnumerated( charIDToTypeID( "Chnl" ), charIDToTypeID( "Chnl" ), charIDToTypeID( "Trsp" ) );
              r2.putEnumerated( charIDToTypeID( "Lyr " ), charIDToTypeID( "Ordn" ), charIDToTypeID( "Mrgd" ) ); 
              
              d.putReference( charIDToTypeID( "T   " ), r2 );
              try { 
                  executeAction( charIDToTypeID( "setd" ), d, DialogModes.NO ); 
              
                  activeDocument.selection.invert();
              
                  try { activeDocument.selection.bounds; } catch(e) { transp = false; }
                  } 
              catch(e) { transp = false; }
              
              activeDocument.selection.deselect();
              
              if (transp) alert("Has transparency");
              else        alert("No transparency");
              
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              • 5. Re: Script or Action to Batch Determine Transparency?
                Jarda Bereza Level 4

                You could try script for Bridge. It does not open document and it read image pixels.

                 

                $.hiresTimer
                #target bridge  
                $.memCache = 20000000;
                $.gc();
                var fle = new File(Folder.desktop + '/sample-file.psd' );
                reading(new BitmapData(fle, true))  
                  
                function reading(v) {  
                height = v.height;
                width = v.width;
                j = 0;
                i = 0;
                r = new Array(height);
                c = new Array(width);
                
                     for(; j < height; j++) { 
                
                          for(i=0; i < width; i++) {  
                               c[i] = new Color(v.getPixel(i, j)).toString(); 
                          }  
                //c = (' '+c.toString());
                r[j] = c.slice();
                if(j==1){
                if(r[0]===r[1]){
                alert("same");
                }
                }
                
                     }  
                     var txt = File(fle.toString().slice(0, -3) + 'txt');
                txt.open('w');  
                     txt.write(r.toSource()); 
                txt.close()  
                } 
                $.writeln($.hiresTimer/1000 + " ms");
                

                 

                This reads sample-file.psd inside desktop folder and saves data as .txt file. So you would modify input/output files.

                Data are in #AARRGGBB format so you need only first two numbers.

                 

                I strongly recommend stop "for" loop when you find first transparent pixel and check next image.

                • 6. Re: Script or Action to Batch Determine Transparency?
                  Stephen_A_Marsh Adobe Community Professional

                  There are many possibilities using an ExifTool conditional based around transparency. Command line code examples for the Mac OS follows (Windows users would simply swap around the double/single straight quotes and use appropriate file paths). As these commands overwrite the original files without making any backups, work on copies and or use at your own risk.

                   

                   

                  To recursively move files matching the if condition to a new folder titled Transparent Images in all sub folders under the top-level input folder on the desktop of the user Bob:

                   

                  exiftool -overwrite_original -r -if '$AlphaChannelsNames eq "Transparency"' -directory=%d'Transparent Images' '/Users/bob/Desktop/top level input folder'

                   

                   

                  Alternatively, to recursively apply metadata such as a Bridge label of Review in all folders/files under the top-level input folder on the desktop of the user Bob:

                   

                  exiftool -overwrite_original -r -if '$AlphaChannelsNames eq "Transparency"' -label='Review' '/Users/bob/Desktop/top level input folder'

                   

                   

                  Or to recursively apply metadata such as a Bridge rating of five stars in all folders/files under the top-level input folder on the desktop of the user Bob:

                   

                  exiftool -overwrite_original -r -if '$AlphaChannelsNames eq "Transparency"' -rating='5' '/Users/bob/Desktop/top level input folder'

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                  • 7. Re: Script or Action to Batch Determine Transparency?
                    way phat Level 1

                    This is amazing work, Stephen. Does it work on closed files and/or can it be batched?

                     

                    Can someone help a noob and tell me where to place this code and how to run it? What file, what folder, what program, etc?

                     

                    FWIW, I'm probably most interested in option #1, moving to folders, but any of the three should be fine.

                    • 8. Re: Script or Action to Batch Determine Transparency?
                      Stephen_A_Marsh Adobe Community Professional

                      Download and install ExifTool from the link provided in my previous post.

                       

                      Open Terminal.app and type/paste in the following code (ensure that straight quotes don’t become curly):

                       

                      exiftool -r -if '$AlphaChannelsNames eq "Transparency"' -directory=%d'Transparent Images'

                       

                      Then type a word space…

                       

                      Finally, drag the parent/top level folder from the Finder into the Terminal.app window to populate the path to the folder.

                       

                      Press enter/return to run.

                       

                      The command will batch process all files and folders under the top level folder. It will create a new folder within each folder titled “Transparent Images” and move all files with transparency into this folder.

                       

                      Further commands can be added to only process specific file types, such as  -ext .psd or to ignore specific named sub-folder paths.

                       

                      https://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/install.html

                      Getting started: Command-line ExifTool in Windows

                      https://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/#running

                       

                      (it is also pretty much the same for the Mac OS)

                       

                      exiftool-anim.gif

                      • 9. Re: Script or Action to Batch Determine Transparency?
                        r-bin Level 5

                        It's cool.

                        Only in my opinion this will work only for PSD files and which are saved in compatibility mode

                         

                        upd. And there are no other alpha channels

                        • 10. Re: Script or Action to Batch Determine Transparency?
                          Stephen_A_Marsh Adobe Community Professional

                          You are indeed correct r-bin – I did not test for alpha channels or maximum compatibility off, which will fail. :[

                           

                          It does work with layered TIFF files though! :]

                           

                          Time permitting, I’ll see if I can come up with a better command or perhaps multiple pass commands will be required.

                           

                          A Bridge or Photoshop script is still the best option for most users, however ExifTool has saved me so many times that it is hard to ignore (not to mention that I can’t write scripts).

                           

                          EDIT:

                           

                          Files with maximum compatibility off can be moved to a specific folder for manual checking using this command:

                           

                          exiftool -r -if '$HasRealMergedData eq "No"' -directory=%d'Max Compatibility Off'

                          • 11. Re: Script or Action to Batch Determine Transparency?
                            r-bin Level 5

                            Stephen_A_Marsh 

                             

                            It does work with layered TIFF files though! :]

                             

                            It's strange. I used ExifToolGUI.exe instead of the command line and found no AlphaChannelsNames tag in the TIFF file with transparency.

                            • 12. Re: Script or Action to Batch Determine Transparency?
                              Stephen_A_Marsh Adobe Community Professional

                              The perils of using the GUI? I am using ExifTool version 10.86:

                               

                              exiftool -a -G1 -s PathToFile

                               

                              exiftool -Photoshop:AlphaChannelsNames PathToFile

                              • 13. Re: Script or Action to Batch Determine Transparency?
                                r-bin Level 5
                                ExifToolVersion             : 10.89
                                FileName                    : 1.tif
                                Directory                   : C:/A3
                                FileSize                    : 6.1 MB
                                FileModifyDate              : 2018:04:05 02:16:14+03:00
                                FileAccessDate              : 2018:04:05 02:16:13+03:00
                                FileCreateDate              : 2018:04:05 01:13:02+03:00
                                FilePermissions             : rw-rw-rw-
                                FileType                    : TIFF
                                FileTypeExtension           : tif
                                MIMEType                    : image/tiff
                                ExifByteOrder               : Little-endian (Intel, II)
                                SubfileType                 : Full-resolution Image
                                ImageWidth                  : 1920
                                ImageHeight                 : 1080
                                BitsPerSample               : 8 8 8
                                Compression                 : Uncompressed
                                PhotometricInterpretation   : RGB
                                StripOffsets                : 20236
                                Orientation                 : Horizontal (normal)
                                SamplesPerPixel             : 3
                                RowsPerStrip                : 1080
                                StripByteCounts             : 6220800
                                XResolution                 : 72
                                YResolution                 : 72
                                PlanarConfiguration         : Chunky
                                ResolutionUnit              : inches
                                Software                    : Adobe Photoshop CC (Windows)
                                ModifyDate                  : 2018:04:05 02:16:13
                                XMPToolkit                  : Adobe XMP Core 5.6-c142 79.160924, 2017/07/13-01:06:39
                                CreatorTool                 : Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
                                CreateDate                  : 2018:04:05 00:57:58+03:00
                                MetadataDate                : 2018:04:05 02:16:13+03:00
                                Format                      : image/tiff
                                InstanceID                  : xmp.iid:0d5e2523-30c0-7d4e-80cc-62f620451515
                                DocumentID                  : xmp.did:29E4523C5338E811BDA2C8B0923A90D4
                                OriginalDocumentID          : xmp.did:29E4523C5338E811BDA2C8B0923A90D4
                                HistoryAction               : created, saved, saved, converted, derived, saved, saved
                                HistoryInstanceID           : xmp.iid:29E4523C5338E811BDA2C8B0923A90D4, xmp.iid:32E4523C5338E811BDA2C8B0923A90D4, xmp.iid:CBD7B0ED5438E811BDA2C8B0923A90D4, xmp.iid:CCD7B0ED5438E811BDA2C8B0923A90D4, xmp.iid:0d5e2523-30c0-7d4e-80cc-62f620451515
                                HistoryWhen                 : 2018:04:05 00:57:58+03:00, 2018:04:05 01:09:29+03:00, 2018:04:05 01:13:02+03:00, 2018:04:05 01:13:02+03:00, 2018:04:05 02:16:13+03:00
                                HistorySoftwareAgent        : Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows), Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows), Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows), Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows), Adobe Photoshop CC (Windows)
                                HistoryChanged              : /, /, /, /
                                HistoryParameters           : from application/vnd.adobe.photoshop to image/tiff, converted from application/vnd.adobe.photoshop to image/tiff
                                DerivedFromInstanceID       : xmp.iid:CBD7B0ED5438E811BDA2C8B0923A90D4
                                DerivedFromDocumentID       : xmp.did:29E4523C5338E811BDA2C8B0923A90D4

                                DerivedFromOriginalDocumentID   : xmp.did:29E4523C5338E811BDA2C8B0923A90D4

                                ColorMode                   : RGB
                                CurrentIPTCDigest           : c75d17e574b56ef5dbbe3994c0e9795c
                                CodedCharacterSet           : UTF8
                                ApplicationRecordVersion    : 0
                                IPTCDigest                  : c75d17e574b56ef5dbbe3994c0e9795c
                                DisplayedUnitsX             : inches
                                DisplayedUnitsY             : inches
                                PrintStyle                  : Centered
                                PrintPosition               : 0 0
                                PrintScale                  : 1
                                GlobalAngle                 : 120
                                GlobalAltitude              : 30
                                URL_List                    :
                                SlicesGroupName             : 1
                                NumSlices                   : 1
                                PixelAspectRatio            : 1
                                PhotoshopThumbnail          : (Binary data 1023 bytes, use -b option to extract)
                                HasRealMergedData           : Yes
                                WriterName                  : Adobe Photoshop
                                ReaderName                  : Adobe Photoshop CC
                                ColorSpace                  : Uncalibrated
                                ExifImageWidth              : 1920
                                ExifImageHeight             : 1080
                                ImageSourceData             : (Binary data 150868 bytes, use -b option to extract)
                                ImageSize                   : 1920x1080
                                Megapixels                  : 2.1
                                • 14. Re: Script or Action to Batch Determine Transparency?
                                  Stephen_A_Marsh Adobe Community Professional

                                  What command did you enter into the GUI or the command line? Have you tried the following to display duplicate tags (-a), sorted by group (-G1) and actual tag name (-s) rather than description?

                                   

                                  -a -G1 -s

                                  • 15. Re: Script or Action to Batch Determine Transparency?
                                    Stephen_A_Marsh Adobe Community Professional

                                    Although I can’t script, I can sometimes hack them in a Dr Frankenstein fashion… The following code modified from  r-bin (post #4) will add a description metadata value of “Transparent” which can be used in say Adobe Bridge to isolate the images using the Find command. The script can be recorded into an action and used in Automate/Batch or Image Processor to batch apply the metadata to the images. Note that any existing description metadata entry will be overwritten, with a little more work I’m sure the value could be appended or a different field such as subject/keywords could be used.

                                     

                                    More on installing scripts here:

                                    Prepression: Downloading and Installing Adobe Scripts

                                     

                                     

                                    var doc = activeDocument;
                                    var transp = true;  
                                    var d = new ActionDescriptor();  
                                    var r = new ActionReference();  
                                    r.putProperty( charIDToTypeID( "Chnl" ), charIDToTypeID( "fsel" ) );  
                                    d.putReference( charIDToTypeID( "null" ), r );  
                                      
                                    var r2 = new ActionReference();  
                                    r2.putEnumerated( charIDToTypeID( "Chnl" ), charIDToTypeID( "Chnl" ), charIDToTypeID( "Trsp" ) );  
                                    r2.putEnumerated( charIDToTypeID( "Lyr " ), charIDToTypeID( "Ordn" ), charIDToTypeID( "Mrgd" ) );   
                                      
                                    d.putReference( charIDToTypeID( "T   " ), r2 );  
                                    try {   
                                        executeAction( charIDToTypeID( "setd" ), d, DialogModes.NO );   
                                      
                                        activeDocument.selection.invert();  
                                      
                                        try { activeDocument.selection.bounds; } catch(e) { transp = false; }  
                                        }   
                                    catch(e) { transp = false; }  
                                      
                                    activeDocument.selection.deselect();  
                                      
                                    if (transp) doc.info.caption += "Transparent"
                                    

                                     

                                     

                                    Although I removed the “else” line (is there a null option?) – no errors were generated on the files that did not contain transparency. Or one could of course add a description value of “White BG” or something for the else condition.

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                                    • 16. Re: Script or Action to Batch Determine Transparency?
                                      r-bin Level 5

                                      Stephen_A_Marsh

                                       

                                      What command did you enter into the GUI or the command line? Have you tried the following to display duplicate tags (-a), sorted by group (-G1) and actual tag name (-s) rather than description?

                                       

                                      -a -G1 -s

                                      This was the output of the command line on winx86

                                       

                                      exiftool -a -G1 -s
                                      

                                       

                                      On win x64 it looks like this (strange)

                                       

                                      [ExifTool]      ExifToolVersion                 : 10.89
                                      [System]        FileName                        : 1.tif
                                      [System]        Directory                       : C:/A3
                                      [System]        FileSize                        : 6.1 MB
                                      [System]        FileModifyDate                  : 2018:04:05 02:16:16+03:00
                                      [System]        FileAccessDate                  : 2018:04:05 10:56:55+03:00
                                      [System]        FileCreateDate                  : 2018:04:05 10:56:55+03:00
                                      [System]        FilePermissions                 : rw-rw-rw-
                                      [File]          FileType                        : TIFF
                                      [File]          FileTypeExtension               : tif
                                      [File]          MIMEType                        : image/tiff
                                      [File]          ExifByteOrder                   : Little-endian (Intel, II)
                                      [File]          CurrentIPTCDigest               : c75d17e574b56ef5dbbe3994c0e9795c
                                      [IFD0]          SubfileType                     : Full-resolution Image
                                      [IFD0]          ImageWidth                      : 1920
                                      [IFD0]          ImageHeight                     : 1080
                                      [IFD0]          BitsPerSample                   : 8 8 8
                                      [IFD0]          Compression                     : Uncompressed
                                      [IFD0]          PhotometricInterpretation       : RGB
                                      [IFD0]          StripOffsets                    : 20236
                                      [IFD0]          Orientation                     : Horizontal (normal)
                                      [IFD0]          SamplesPerPixel                 : 3
                                      [IFD0]          RowsPerStrip                    : 1080
                                      [IFD0]          StripByteCounts                 : 6220800
                                      [IFD0]          XResolution                     : 72
                                      [IFD0]          YResolution                     : 72
                                      [IFD0]          PlanarConfiguration             : Chunky
                                      [IFD0]          ResolutionUnit                  : inches
                                      [IFD0]          Software                        : Adobe Photoshop CC (Windows)
                                      [IFD0]          ModifyDate                      : 2018:04:05 02:16:13
                                      [IFD0]          ImageSourceData                 : (Binary data 150868 bytes, use -b option to extract)
                                      [XMP-x]         XMPToolkit                      : Adobe XMP Core 5.6-c142 79.160924, 2017/07/13-01:06:39
                                      [XMP-xmp]       CreatorTool                     : Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
                                      [XMP-xmp]       CreateDate                      : 2018:04:05 00:57:58+03:00
                                      [XMP-xmp]       MetadataDate                    : 2018:04:05 02:16:13+03:00
                                      [XMP-xmp]       ModifyDate                      : 2018:04:05 02:16:13+03:00
                                      [XMP-dc]        Format                          : image/tiff
                                      [XMP-xmpMM]     InstanceID                      : xmp.iid:0d5e2523-30c0-7d4e-80cc-62f620451515
                                      [XMP-xmpMM]     DocumentID                      : xmp.did:29E4523C5338E811BDA2C8B0923A90D4
                                      [XMP-xmpMM]     OriginalDocumentID              : xmp.did:29E4523C5338E811BDA2C8B0923A90D4
                                      [XMP-xmpMM]     HistoryAction                   : created, saved, saved, converted, derived, saved, saved
                                      [XMP-xmpMM]     HistoryInstanceID               : xmp.iid:29E4523C5338E811BDA2C8B0923A90D4, xmp.iid:32E4523C5338E811BDA2C8B0923A90D4, xmp.iid:CBD7B0ED5438E811BDA2C8B0923A90D4, xmp.iid:CCD7B0ED5438E811BDA2C8B0923A90D4, xmp.iid:0d5e2523-30c0-7d4e-80cc-62f620451515
                                      [XMP-xmpMM]     HistoryWhen                     : 2018:04:05 00:57:58+03:00, 2018:04:05 01:09:29+03:00, 2018:04:05 01:13:02+03:00, 2018:04:05 01:13:02+03:00, 2018:04:05 02:16:13+03:00
                                      [XMP-xmpMM]     HistorySoftwareAgent            : Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows), Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows), Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows), Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows), Adobe Photoshop CC (Windows)
                                      [XMP-xmpMM]     HistoryChanged                  : /, /, /, /
                                      [XMP-xmpMM]     HistoryParameters               : from application/vnd.adobe.photoshop to image/tiff, converted from application/vnd.adobe.photoshop to image/tiff
                                      [XMP-xmpMM]     DerivedFromInstanceID           : xmp.iid:CBD7B0ED5438E811BDA2C8B0923A90D4
                                      [XMP-xmpMM]     DerivedFromDocumentID           : xmp.did:29E4523C5338E811BDA2C8B0923A90D4
                                      [XMP-xmpMM]     DerivedFromOriginalDocumentID   : xmp.did:29E4523C5338E811BDA2C8B0923A90D4
                                      [XMP-photoshop] ColorMode                       : RGB
                                      [IPTC]          CodedCharacterSet               : UTF8
                                      [IPTC]          CodedCharacterSet               : UTF8
                                      [IPTC]          ApplicationRecordVersion        : 0
                                      [Photoshop]     IPTCDigest                      : c75d17e574b56ef5dbbe3994c0e9795c
                                      [Photoshop]     XResolution                     : 72
                                      [Photoshop]     DisplayedUnitsX                 : inches
                                      [Photoshop]     YResolution                     : 72
                                      [Photoshop]     DisplayedUnitsY                 : inches
                                      [Photoshop]     PrintStyle                      : Centered
                                      [Photoshop]     PrintPosition                   : 0 0
                                      [Photoshop]     PrintScale                      : 1
                                      [Photoshop]     GlobalAngle                     : 120
                                      [Photoshop]     GlobalAltitude                  : 30
                                      [Photoshop]     URL_List                        : 
                                      [Photoshop]     SlicesGroupName                 : 1
                                      [Photoshop]     NumSlices                       : 1
                                      [Photoshop]     PixelAspectRatio                : 1
                                      [Photoshop]     PhotoshopThumbnail              : (Binary data 1023 bytes, use -b option to extract)
                                      [Photoshop]     HasRealMergedData               : Yes
                                      [Photoshop]     WriterName                      : Adobe Photoshop
                                      [Photoshop]     ReaderName                      : Adobe Photoshop CC
                                      [ExifIFD]       ColorSpace                      : Uncalibrated
                                      [ExifIFD]       ExifImageWidth                  : 1920
                                      [ExifIFD]       ExifImageHeight                 : 1080
                                      [Composite]     ImageSize                       : 1920x1080
                                      [Composite]     Megapixels                      : 2.1
                                      

                                       

                                      Command

                                      exiftool -Photoshop: AlphaChannelsNames 
                                      

                                      did not output anything

                                       

                                      The file itself

                                      1.tif - Google Drive

                                      • 17. Re: Script or Action to Batch Determine Transparency?
                                        r-bin Level 5

                                        I do not quite understand your English.)

                                        Error

                                         

                                        executeAction (charIDToTypeID ("setd"), d, DialogModes.NO);


                                        will be, when there is only Background.

                                         

                                        P.S. My English is a Google translator )

                                        • 18. Re: Script or Action to Batch Determine Transparency?
                                          Stephen_A_Marsh Adobe Community Professional

                                          OK, incremental progress with the ExifTool conditionals.

                                           

                                          The best that I can do for now is a 2 step process.

                                           

                                          Step 1: Move PSD files with Max Compatibility Off to a new folder and manually sort which have a visible back layer vs. those with transparency.

                                           

                                          exiftool -r -if '$HasRealMergedData eq "No"' -directory=%d'Max Compatibility Off'

                                           

                                           

                                          Step 2: Move all transparent files to a new folder, whether or not they have alphas or not.

                                           

                                          exiftool -r  -if '$AlphaChannelsNames =~ /Transparency/' -directory=%d'Transparent Images'

                                           

                                           

                                          _______________________

                                           

                                          OK, here is a combination command that only requires a single step/run:

                                           

                                          exiftool -if '$HasRealMergedData eq "No"' -directory=%d'Max Compatibility Off' -execute -if '$AlphaChannelsNames =~ /Transparency/' -directory=%d'Transparent Images' -common_args -r

                                          • 19. Re: Script or Action to Batch Determine Transparency?
                                            Stephen_A_Marsh Adobe Community Professional

                                            Ah, when I saved the TIFF files I included the option to save transparency info into the TIFF, whereas you did not.

                                             

                                            So if this option is not used, then TIFF files will not be recognised as transparent outside of Photoshop when they are transparent in Photoshop. Not a big deal if TIFF are not being used anyway, but something to keep in mind.

                                            • 20. Re: Script or Action to Batch Determine Transparency?
                                              Stephen_A_Marsh Adobe Community Professional

                                              Yet another option is a combined approach using both scripts and ExifTool. One could use the Photoshop script from post #15 to batch write metadata to the images, then use ExifTool to conditionally move matching images to folders based on the metadata written from Photoshop.

                                              • 21. Re: Script or Action to Batch Determine Transparency?
                                                r-bin Level 5

                                                You can use the move_file() function from this post Re: To move files and folders
                                                to move files to the desired folder. And you do not need to create these folders.)