Batch export graphics using a spreadsheet as source

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Batch export graphics using a spreadsheet as source

Post by MalPaust » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:33 am

Hi -

I want to input a set of names into a spreadsheet (I prefer Numbers) or Google Sheets and then have Graphic Converter export them as a series of graphics as TGA, PNG or JPG files, ideally with alpha channel info or on a transparent background. Do you think this is possible?

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Re: Batch export graphics using a spreadsheet as source

Post by forum_adm » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:07 am

Hi,

this is currently not possible.

So, you want to export the text as images?

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Re: Batch export graphics using a spreadsheet as source

Post by MalPaust » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:27 pm

Yes, that is the idea. I have a project that requires a list of student's names to be saved as a set of graphics that are imported into a video mixer. The kids only have a limited time to spend in a video suite so I'm trying to shorten the process.

Another way is to use Keynote or some other presentation software and export them as a series of stills. But I'd prefer to create TGA or PNG files with an automatic alpha.

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Re: Batch export graphics using a spreadsheet as source

Post by forum_adm » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:57 am

OK, so the best would be writing an AppleScript for this.
Create for each row a new image in GraphicConverter.
Draw the text.
Save the drawing.

You can specify the font, size, color etc. with AppleScript.

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