I have a folder with many TIFF files which I need to convert to JPEG. However some of the files have layers and/or transparency and these I don't want to convert.

So how can I move these TIFF files with layers and/or transparency into a sub-folder?


According to my tests and these three pages, multi-layer or multi-page TIFFs have the PageNumber tag and transparent TIFFs have the ExtraSamples tag set to either 1 or 2.

Once you know this it is easy to use ExifTool to move both multi-page and transparent TIFFs into a separate directory:

exiftool -if "(($PageNumber) || ($ExtraSamples#>0))" -directory=Moved *.tif*
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  • thanks, i will try it. here is my solution for photoshop: forums.adobe.com/thread/1851491 – foler May 24 '15 at 19:55
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    I suspect this will be orders-of-magnitude faster than the photoshop script. – Yorik May 26 '15 at 15:09

complete script solution for photoshop. make droplet and you are ready to go.

complete script solution for photoshop

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