I've had trouble with this. Yesterday i couldn't get it to work at all. This morning I was able to convert the .jpegs into vectors by first rasterizing, then selecting make and expand (in retrospect i could probably just use the make and expand, skip the rasterize), but it always skips the export step after vectizing. I made another batch action that exported the vectors to .jpeg, but it shouldn't require two different batch actions to do this one activity. Also, space is a major concern, ideally I would like the images to be vectorized, converted(or exported) to .jpeg, then the .ai file deleted so that I won't use as much space.
Any advice on how I can get this process of vecotizing and exporting multiple images (I am trying to rotoscope a movie, so it could easily end up being thousands) to .jpeg in one easy batch/action?
Will I need to use a script? If so, any advice or downloadable scripts
I am using illustrator 4 on a mac
Make an actions `taking the exact steps you need.
Then from the Action Panel's flyout select Batch choose the action you created and then a destination and run the batch action.
All there is to it.
Of yes put ll the files in the same folder to begin with so you can batch the content of the folder.