A command line tool to aid in the development of banner ad campaigns. Auto generates PSDs at the required sizes with specified filenames to get you started, then when done designing, exports static banners at or under max file sizes specified. All managed via a very simple manifest file.
A couple of command line helpers to (1) auto-generate blank PSDs at specific sizes with desired filenames and (2) automatically save static image versions without going over predefined max file sizes. Very useful for people who design and develop a lot of banner ad campaigns.
- Python 2.7.x
NOTE: This has only been tested on a Mac (10.10.2) at this time.
You can install directly via pip:
pip install Banner-Ad-Toolkit
Or from the BitBucket repository (master branch by default):
git clone https://bitbucket.org/tsantor/banner-ad-toolkit cd banner-ad-toolkit sudo python setup.py install
Create a Manifest
Both command line tools are governed by a manifest file. Create an Excel doc with the following column headers and add as many rows as needed for each banner size you need:
|Static||300||600||40KB||PREFIX (optional)||SUFFIX (optional)|
|Static||160||600||40KB||PREFIX (optional)||SUFFIX (optional)|
|Static||300||250||40KB||PREFIX (optional)||SUFFIX (optional)|
|Static||728||90||40KB||PREFIX (optional)||SUFFIX (optional)|
NOTE: Columns may be in any order. You may add any additional columns you need, but they will be ignored.
- Type: Static, Flash or anything else, however Flash types will be ignored (currently) by the tools.
- Max Size: File size should be defined using KB or MB (eg - 40KB, 1MB)
- Prefix: A prefix to prepend to your file name
- Suffix: A suffix to append to your file name
NOTE: File names will be generated as PREFIX_WIDTHxHEIGHT_SUFFIX
Export as CSV
Export (Save As) your Excel doc as a CSV.
Once you have your manifest CSV, we can auto-generate blank PSDs at specific sizes with desired filenames. Simply run the following command:
adkit-generate /path/to/manifest.csv /path/to/output
NOTE: For all available commands, run adkit-generate -h
Once all your banner PSDs are complete, ensure they are saved in their ‘static’ state. This will automatically save static image versions without going over predefined max file sizes defined in the manifest. Simply run the following command:
adkit-export /path/to/manifest.csv /path/to/input/ /path/to/output
NOTE: For all available commands, run adkit-export -h
If you experience any issues, please create an issue on Bitbucket.
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