Exporting layers to images in both Photoshop and Gimp is easy.

But is there a way that any of these tools create a TXT file for each exported image which would contain some information about exported image? One txt file for each exported image.

Information I am talking about is size and resolution (and so on). Ideally the script would export these information in a structured file like


Is this possible? I am guessing someone must have had written such add-on.

  • Couldn't you extract this information from the exported image files? Or is any of this information only available in the source file(s)?
    – Daniel Beck
    Oct 6, 2013 at 18:06
  • @DanielBeck Extract manually? That is too slow and too many images.
    – JoeM
    Oct 6, 2013 at 18:15
  • No, using a script similar to what I provided in this question which could trivially be adapted to add a text file per image file containing the desired information (if available in the exported images at all) instead of opening a dialog box.
    – Daniel Beck
    Oct 6, 2013 at 20:36

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It appears that you can do it with Photoshop scripting (javascript). Here is an example of a script that exports to a text file. Exporting the images and collecting the data on dimensions etc is also supported.

References to get you started in the world of Photoshop scripting:


I suggest using the excellent exiftool and using a command to do this. This command creates a txt file for each image file in the folder. You could of course include a lot more meta data than resolution and size.

exiftool.exe -ImageSize -FileSize pathFolderWithImages -w .txt

You could even get the output as one json (or xml or html) file per folder with this:

exiftool.exe -ImageSize -FileSize -json pathFolderWithImages > data.js

Get the tool and learn more about exiftool.

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