Hello all. A notification email brought me back here so I thought I would share my little export panel that got an overhaul recently. There are a couple of export automation macros, but I feel many are so complex they make you NOT want to use them for smaller tasks.
Well, mine is the exact opposite - you very quickly set your options and export to desktop. That's it. Here's an example (click it, it's an animated gif):
Pick all pages or current page of all open documents or current document, set your image size as pixels or dpi, color depth and you are good to go. The grayed out image format is actually the active one.
It doesn't save settings as most of the time I need to prepare RGB jpegs for client approval so it defaults to that every time you open it. But it's also a perfectly usable powerful tool for exporting print files.
If nothing is selected it will export a pretty page-sized rectangle, if something is selected it will export that selection only.
Oh boy... I want to hug you man! That is sooooo goooood macro and it works like hell!
I just tryed it with a file with a lot of pages with transparencies, drop shadows etc. and it made everithyng just OK!
Have no words to thank you for the simlicity!
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Nasko said:Have no words to thank you for the simlicity!
"Thanks" is enough :)
Nasko said:I just tryed it with a file with a lot of pages with transparencies, drop shadows etc. and it made everithyng just OK!
Well, it's not magic, it just uses CD's native export tools, but directly gives them the correct settings so you don't have to wait for the preview window to open, then slowly start making a preview at 300 dpi, then putting in your pixels sizes, then waiting for that to update, then browsing or a folder, than waiting for it to save... So yeah, basically the slowness of that process made me go crazy so I built this.
Since it's now public there are some things to add, like making sure a warning pops up if you accidentally try to export at 1920 dpi (like switched to dpi, forgot to change the value) and I have had requests for something equally simple and easy for preview and print PDFfiles.
What compression the macro puts on jpg files?
This is an excellent macro!!
How can it be edited to pick where you want it to export the files to? We have a particular folder on a network drive that we save all jpg prelim files to and not to our desktops.
Our files are located at
If we had an option or ability to change the location of the exported files, this would be great =)