Create borders with photoshop.

This script uses photoshop cs3 or Photoshop Elements to create a border for your jpg images. It will also enter the copyright information for your image. A directory will be created in the same directory where the original images are. The new images will be saved with the same name as the original image. The directory name is an argument on the command line. To start the script type:

cscript CreBorders.vbs c:\images

This is the result of the script :

'*****************************************************************
'** Script: CreBorders.vbs
'** Version: 1.0
'** Created: 12/29/2008 9:51PM
'** Author: Adriaan Westra
'** E-mail: 
'** Purpose / Comments:
'** Create borders and set copyright info for images
'**
'**
'** Changelog :
'** 29-12-2008 9:37 : Initial version
'**
'*****************************************************************

Dim Version : Version = "1.0" ' Script version
Dim Author : Author = "A. Westra"
Dim Copyright : Copyright = "©"
Dim Website : Website = "http://www.westphil.nl"
Dim Email : Email = ""
Dim appPhotoshop
Dim objImage
Dim strFileName

'*****************************************************************
'** Add Error Handling
on error resume Next

'*****************************************************************
'** Make sure the script is started with cscript
If InStr(wscript.FullName, "wscript.exe") > 0 Then
MsgBox "Please run this script with cscript.exe." & Chr(13) & _
"For example : cscript " & WScript.ScriptName & " /?", _ 
vbExclamation, WScript.ScriptName
WScript.Quit(1)
End If

'*****************************************************************
'** Get commandline parameters
Set Args = Wscript.Arguments

If Args.Count = 0 Then
	strImageDir = InputBox("Please give the directory name " & _
	"to process : ",wscript.scriptname, strPath)
Else
   If InStr(Args(0),"/?") > 0 Or InStr(UCase(Args(0)),"/H") > 0 _ 
   Or InStr(UCase(Args(0)),"/HELP") > 0 Then
      DisplayHelp
      Wscript.quit(0)
   Else
      strImageDir = Args(0)
   End if
End if

'*****************************************************************
'** Get startup path from scriptfullname
Pos = InStr(wscript.ScriptFullName, wscript.ScriptName)
strPath = Mid(wscript.ScriptFullName,1,Pos - 1)
'*****************************************************************
'** Create output directory
strOutputDir = strImageDir & "\full"
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
If Not (objFSO.FolderExists(strOutputDir)) Then
   Set objOutDir = objFSO.CreateFolder(strOutputDir)
End If


'*****************************************************************
'** Open Photoshop
Set appPhotoshop = CreateObject( "Photoshop.Application" )
appPhotoshop.BringToFront
'*****************************************************************
'** Remember current unit settings and then set units to
'** the value expected by this script
Dim originalRulerUnits
originalRulerUnits = appPhotoshop.Preferences.RulerUnits
appPhotoshop.Preferences.RulerUnits = 2
strtTypeUnits = appPhotoshop.Preferences.TypeUnits
appPhotoshop.Preferences.TypeUnits = 5 ' psTypePoints
appPhotoshop.DisplayDialogs = 3 ' psDisplayNoDialogs
'*****************************************************************
'** Process directory
Set objImgDir = objFSO.GetFolder(strImageDir)
For each objFile in objImgDir.Files
'*****************************************************************
'** If file is jpg image then Create thumbnail
   If IsJPG(objFile.Name) Then
      
      strFileName = strImageDir & "\" & objFile.name
'*****************************************************************
'** Open the file in Photoshop  
      Set objImage = appPhotoshop.Open( strFileName )
'*****************************************************************
'** Calculate a new width and height for the image      
      nWidth = objImage.width * objImage.resolution
      nHeight =  objImage.height * objImage.resolution
      nWidth = (nWidth + 20) / objImage.resolution
      nHeight =  (nheight + 20) / objImage.resolution
'*****************************************************************
'** Set backgroundcolor to black
      appPhotoshop.BackgroundColor.RGB.Red = 0
      appPhotoshop.BackgroundColor.RGB.Green = 0
      appPhotoshop.BackgroundColor.RGB.Blue = 0
'*****************************************************************
'** Extend the canvan 10 pixels on all sides ( black border )
      objImage.ResizeCanvas nWidth, nHeight, 5
'*****************************************************************
'** Calculate a new width and height for the image      
      nWidth = objImage.width * objImage.resolution
      nHeight =  objImage.height * objImage.resolution
      nWidth = (nWidth + 4) / objImage.resolution
      nHeight =  (nheight + 4) / objImage.resolution
'*****************************************************************
'** Set backgroundcolor to White
      appPhotoshop.BackgroundColor.RGB.Red = 255
      appPhotoshop.BackgroundColor.RGB.Green = 255
      appPhotoshop.BackgroundColor.RGB.Blue = 255
'*****************************************************************
'** Extend the canvan 2 pixels on all sides ( white border )      
      objImage.ResizeCanvas nWidth, nHeight, 5
'*****************************************************************
'** Calculate a new width and height for the image   
      nWidth = objImage.width * objImage.resolution
      nHeight =  objImage.height * objImage.resolution
      nWidth = (nWidth + 50) / objImage.resolution
      nHeight =  (nheight + 50) / objImage.resolution
'*****************************************************************
'** Set backgroundcolor to black
      appPhotoshop.BackgroundColor.RGB.Red = 0
      appPhotoshop.BackgroundColor.RGB.Green = 0
      appPhotoshop.BackgroundColor.RGB.Blue = 0
'*****************************************************************
'** Extend the canvan 25 pixels on all sides ( black border )      
      objImage.ResizeCanvas nWidth, nHeight, 5
      

      nWidth = objImage.width * objImage.resolution
      nHeight =  objImage.height * objImage.resolution
      nWidth = (nWidth + 2) / objImage.resolution
      nHeight =  (nheight + 2) / objImage.resolution
      appPhotoshop.BackgroundColor.RGB.Red = 255
      appPhotoshop.BackgroundColor.RGB.Green = 255
      appPhotoshop.BackgroundColor.RGB.Blue = 255
      objImage.ResizeCanvas nWidth, nHeight, 5
            
    Set textColor = CreateObject( "Photoshop.SolidColor" )
		textColor.RGB.Red = 255
		textColor.RGB.Green = 255
		textColor.RGB.Blue = 255
      
'*****************************************************************
'** Create a new art layer, set it to a text layer.
		Set artLayerRef = objImage.ArtLayers.Add

		layerKind = 2 ' psTextLayer
		artLayerRef.Kind = layerKind

'*****************************************************************
'** Set the contents and other properties of the text layer.
		Set textItemRef = artLayerRef.TextItem
		textItemRef.Size = 35
    textItemRef.Font = "BickhamScriptPro-Regular"
    textItemRef.Color = textColor
		textItemRef.Contents = Copyright & " " & Author
		Posx = ((objImage.width * objImage.resolution) - 135) / objImage.resolution
		Posy = ((objImage.height * objImage.resolution) - 5) / objImage.resolution
    textItemRef.Position = Array( Posx, Posy )
      
'*****************************************************************
'** Flatten image
      objImage.flatten
'*****************************************************************
'** Set copyright info
      Set ImgInfo = objImage.Info
			ImgInfo.Copyrighted = 1 'for psCopyrightedWork
			ImgInfo.OwnerUrl = Website
			ImgInfo.Author = Author
			ImgInfo.CopyrightNotice = Copyright & " " & Author
      If objImage.width > objImage.height Then
         WidthInPixels = 800
         HeigthInPixels = 532
      Else
         WidthInPixels = 354
         HeigthInPixels = 532
      End If
      resolution = 72
      nWidth = WidthInPixels / resolution
      nHeight =  HeigthInPixels / resolution

'*****************************************************************
'** Resize the image 
      objImage.ResizeImage nWidth,nHeight, resolution, 4
      
'*****************************************************************
'** Set jpg options
      Set jpgSaveOptions = CreateObject( "Photoshop.JPEGSaveOptions" )
      jpgSaveOptions.EmbedColorProfile = True
      jpgSaveOptions.FormatOptions = 1 ' psStandardBaseline
      jpgSaveOptions.Matte = 1 ' psNoMatte
      jpgSaveOptions.Quality = 12
      outFileName = strOutputDir  & "\" & objFile.name
'*****************************************************************
'** Save the new image with borders and copyright info
      objImage.SaveAs outFileName, jpgSaveOptions, True, extType
'*****************************************************************
'** Close image
      objImage.close(2)
   End If
Next
appPhotoshop.Preferences.RulerUnits = originalRulerUnits
appPhotoshop.Preferences.TypeUnits = strtTypeUnits

'*****************************************************************
'** Close Photoshop
appPhotoshop.Quit


'*****************************************************************
'** End script
Wscript.Quit()

'*****************************************************************
'** Sub: DisplayHelp
'** Version: 1.0
'** Created: 24-03-2003 8:22
'** Author: Adriaan Westra
'** E-mail: 
'**
'** Purpose / Comments:
'** Display help for script
'**
'** Arguments :
'**
'** Wijzigingslog :
'** 24-03-2003 8:22 : InitiŽle versie
'**
'*****************************************************************
Sub DisplayHelp()
   strComment = string(2,"*")
   strCmntLine = String(79, "*") 
   wscript.echo strCmntline
   wscript.echo strComment
   wscript.echo strComment & " Online help for " & _ 
      Wscript.scriptname & " version : " & Version
   wscript.echo strComment
   wscript.echo strComment & " Usage : cscript " & _ 
      Wscript.scriptname & " directoryname"
   wscript.echo strComment
   wscript.echo strComment & " Purpose : Create borders " & _
    "and set copyright info for all images in given directory"
   wscript.echo strComment
   wscript.echo strComment & " Author : " & Author
   wscript.echo strComment & " E-mail : " & Email
   wscript.echo strComment
   wscript.echo strCmntline
End Sub
'*****************************************************************
'** Function: IsJPG
'** Version: 1.0
'** Created: 12/29/2008 11:01PM
'** Author: Adriaan Westra
'** E-mail: 
'**
'** Purpose / Comments:
'** Determine if file is jpg image
'**
'** Arguments :
'** strFilename : name of the file to check 
'** 
'** Wijzigingslog :
'** 12/29/2008 11:02PM : InitiŽle versie
'**
'*****************************************************************
Function IsJPG(strFilename)
   Set objRegExp = New RegExp
   objRegExp.Pattern = "\w.jpg"
   objRegExp.IgnoreCase = True
   IsJPG = objRegExp.Test(strFileName)
End Function