I am trying to make a 600 page comic book in InDesign, for offset printing. The majority of the book will be sourced from high-res .psd files I have saved in a folder, and imported into an InDesign document using the Image Catalog script. This script makes a new page for every .psd file in the folder you import from, and on each page places the .psd image, alone.
What I want now, is a script I can run that will
1. Ask for the page range to apply changes to, then:
2. Scale down (transform) the single image on each page to FIT WITHIN 6 x 8.75", the size of my safe zone (it has to be a proportional resize!)
3. Centre-align the image on each page to the centre of the page, considering the page's margins in working out the centre (as an example, the bundled [url removed, login to view] script does this perfectly on an object-by-object basis, if you tell it to consider page margins.)
As a bonus feature, it'd be handy if I could also have it scale the image to, say, 110% of the size necessary to fit within the safe zone, so for comic images with a bleed area, I can spill over the safe zone a bit.
I can provide a sample document, but it will probably not be necessary - you can make your own just by using Image Catalog on a folder of images (with labels etc turned off, and 1x1 image per page). I am using facing pages, and with the bleed area, trim size, and margins set, it looks like the attached image. Everything in it is misaligned because the Image Catalog script is not very smart, and while the safe zone is a constant, the comic images are of varying sizes and proportions.