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Photoshop script that exports to PNG all layers and groups whose names end with ".png".
#target photoshop
// $.level = 2;
* Script by Tomek Cejner (tomek (at) japko dot info)
* based on work of Damien van Holten:
* My version adds support of nested layer groups,
* and exports single layers in addition to groups.
function main(){
if(!documents.length) return;
var doc = activeDocument;
var oldPath = activeDocument.path;
var outFolder = new Folder(oldPath + "/out");
if (!outFolder.exists) {
function scanLayerSets(el) {
// find layer groups
for(var a=0;a<el.layerSets.length;a++){
var lname = el.layerSets[a].name;
if (lname.substr(-4) == ".png") {
saveLayer(el.layers.getByName(lname), lname, oldPath, true);
} else {
// recursive
// find plain layers in current group whose names end with .png
for(var j=0; j<el.artLayers.length; j++) {
var name = el.artLayers[j].name;
if (name.substr(-4) == ".png") {
saveLayer(el.layers.getByName(name), name, oldPath, false);
function saveLayer(layer, lname, path, shouldMerge) {
activeDocument.activeLayer = layer;
if (shouldMerge === undefined || shouldMerge === true) {
var saveFile= File(path +"/out/"+lname);
function dupLayers() {
var desc143 = new ActionDescriptor();
var ref73 = new ActionReference();
ref73.putClass( charIDToTypeID('Dcmn') );
desc143.putReference( charIDToTypeID('null'), ref73 );
desc143.putString( charIDToTypeID('Nm '), );
var ref74 = new ActionReference();
ref74.putEnumerated( charIDToTypeID('Lyr '), charIDToTypeID('Ordn'), charIDToTypeID('Trgt') );
desc143.putReference( charIDToTypeID('Usng'), ref74 );
executeAction( charIDToTypeID('Mk '), desc143, DialogModes.NO );
function SavePNG(saveFile){
var pngOpts = new ExportOptionsSaveForWeb;
pngOpts.format = SaveDocumentType.PNG
pngOpts.PNG8 = false;
pngOpts.transparency = true;
pngOpts.interlaced = false;
pngOpts.quality = 100;
activeDocument.exportDocument(new File(saveFile),ExportType.SAVEFORWEB,pngOpts);
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jaysuthar commented Aug 5, 2013

Hi Tom,

It tried this script but it crashes photoshop and creates an empty out folder. Any chance you can have a look at it when you're would be really helpful.



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AaronDDM commented Sep 1, 2013

@jaysuthar Script works fine (CS6) just make sure you label your layers with a .png ending:
e.g. "Home.png" "banner.png" or it will ignore it.

@tomekc really helpful script, thank you

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MaximSpirin commented Sep 8, 2015

@tomekc thank you for this usefull script

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leonsomed commented Mar 28, 2016

Great script!

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amitkalani1 commented Aug 23, 2016

Thanks awesome awesome work!

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