This is a great script for Illustrator: it automates the export of layers into individual JPG files.
I found this at the hicksdesign blog when I was looking for a smart way to export all 87 layers of a design explorations file to make a web presentation. The standard way of dealing with this (the ‘Save for Web’ option) would have taken me ages, but after some minor adjustments (and a bit of trial and error), this is has become most favorite tool at the moment. It just saves so much time!
Before you go, you need a clean file set-up — the script executes an export of each top-level layer, including all its sub-layers. I added a feature that adds any layers named ‘ALWAYS’ as visible on top of each export. This is good for keeping a browser window visible all the time in the background or a logo, or any other elements that never change throughout your layers.
The size of the export area is defined by a cropping mask, so make sure you have one in place — otherwise the image will be cropped to the size of all visible elements on a layer.
Just throw the script in the folder Apps/Illustrator/Presets/Scripts and execute it will show up under File/Scripts.
Download the jsx file for the script here as ZIP
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