How to export large amount of objects to separate images in InDesign?


I have this photo album with two layers, layouted in InDesign (CS6):

  • On the first layer I have all the graphic elements (the gras and the yellow elements)
  • On the second layer are portraits (the pixelated profile pictures that you can see below)

I want to print the album with all the graphic elements and print the portraits separately on stickers – just as in the old Panini collection albums.

My question is: How can I efficiently export all the portraits on layer 2 into separate images?

Do I have to select all of them individually and export them manually? Or is there a faster way to do so, e.g. with the use of a script?

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4/16/2014 8:37:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Since you'll want to export them as cropped, the one step method would be File > Export > HTML.

Set the image resolution at whatever you need for your project, use jpeg export and the highest quality output (all set in the Export dialog). You can toss the HTML file and CSS folder and use just the images.

If your photographs have captions (it looks like they do) and you don't mind rasterizing the text, group each one with its caption, right click the group and select "Object Export Options". On the HTML and ePub tab, select "Custom Rasterization" and set the resolution and quality as before. Caption and image will now be rasterized as a single image on export.

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4/17/2014 3:50:00 AM