clipping path shortcut

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  1. scotty96LSC macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone know of a program that can apply a clipping path to an image programmatically instead of using photoshop or something else manually?
    I have a client who needs to do 30k images and to keep costs down I was just checking to see if there is such an animal.
    I don't know of any. I know we use photoshop all the time but one by one we apply clipping paths.
    Thanks.
     
  2. eb6 macrumors regular

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    Set up an action in photoshop and then do File > Automate > Batch

    Let me know if you need more help.
     
  3. eb6 macrumors regular

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    Also I believe this can be achieved with Automator.
     
  4. scotty96LSC thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure those would work. How would the program know that one image is lets say a saw blade, another a glove and third a ladder?
     
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  6. scotty96LSC thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I thought so. Glad I'm not doing it.:D
     
  7. Jim Campbell macrumors 6502a

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    How varied are the images? Are they easy to distinguish from the background? If it's relatively easy to pick the image up from the b/g (or vice versa) as a selection, then the selection can be converted to a path, and might be possible to automate the selection/conversion process to a degree.

    Cheers!

    Jim
     
  8. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    30k images...yeah that's not going to be cheap
     
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  10. fireball370 macrumors member

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    there's this program / plugin called fluid mask. check them out at http://www.vertustech.com/

    is that what you're looking for?

    EDIT: it doesn't do clipping paths, but it lets you remove areas of the image you don't want. good luck!
     
  11. snickelfritz macrumors 65816

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    30,000 images?
    That's 82 images per day for a year!
    I'll do it for $3/image.

    I'll be appropriately flabbergasted if you find an automated solution that actually works.
     
  12. scotty96LSC thread starter macrumors 65816

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    There will be no automated solution for this. It will be manual and it will be expensive.
     
  13. Jim Campbell macrumors 6502a

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    However, there are quick and easy ways to get effective clipping paths, and there are slow and clumsy ways to get ugly ones.

    For many years, this was something of a speciality of mine. If you want to e-mail or message me via this board, I may be able to help.

    Cheers!

    Jim
     

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