Template always overwritten

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  1. markgodley macrumors regular

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    Hey,

    What i want to do is paste a image into a locked/template file. I need an static image at the top and want to paste new images into the bottom half. I do about 160 of theses a day so need to do it as fast as possible.

    My first idea was to make a jpg which the static image at the top and white blank area at the bottom (where the other image will be pasted into) i then locked the file so no changes could be made.

    I then tried to open this locked file in photoshop and graphic converter and paste the new image into the bottom half. But when i save this image (have to use save as cos it is a locked file) it makes the locked file disappear and leaves the new image up.

    Is there a way to keep this locked file in photoshop or graphic converter so it doesnt disappear and i having to manually open the locked file every time?

    hope that makes sense!
     
  2. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    It's impossible to provide an answer without knowing what program are you using.
     
  3. markgodley thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did lol

    "photoshop or graphic converter"
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  5. markgodley thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes.

    basically its set up so an image can be pasted into the bottom. But when i saved it via "Save as" it closes the template and leaves the "Saved" image in photoshop or graphic converter. I then have to re-open the file every time..when your doing 160+ a day its annoying.
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Ahh.. yeah, that's how Photoshop functions normally. Don't know of a way to change that behavior.

    However, save the file that you want to use as the Template, go to the Finder, file that file, do a Get Info on it, check the "Stationary Pad" checkbox, and then whenever you open that file (via double-click), it'll automatically create a copy of the file and open that copy in whatever app it's tied to.
     
  7. markgodley thread starter macrumors regular

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    ahh thats pretty useful.

    Is there a way to change it so it doesnt say "copy" in the file name what i use to upload the files doesnt allow spaces in file names
     

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