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152 Import a folder full of pictures, one per page

The visually heavy nature of many InDesign projects require working with a wide range of photos. In … Show More

InDesign Secrets

with David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepción

Video: 152 Import a folder full of pictures, one per page

The visually heavy nature of many InDesign projects require working with a wide range of photos. In some cases, importing a folder full of pictures, with one picture per page, is a necessary part of the project. Learn how to write an InDesign script to import these picture and place them on each page.
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  1. 5m 26s
    1. 217 Choosing which layout objects get packaged for the printer NEW
      5m 26s
  2. 51s
    1. Welcome to InDesign Secrets
  3. 9m 41s
    1. 215 Making a print PDF do double-duty as an online PDF
      5m 19s
    2. 216 Adding continued headers to tables
      4m 22s
  4. 24m 31s
    1. 210 Working with pasteboard options
      2m 47s
    2. 211 Tips and tricks for paragraph shading
      5m 34s
    3. 212 Incorporating spring-loaded tool shortcuts
      2m 31s
    4. 213 Making InDesign run faster
      7m 20s
    5. 214 Formatting text quickly with Apply Next
      6m 19s
  5. 19m 18s
    1. 206 Creating Intertwining Objects
      4m 57s
    2. 207 Fixing style collisions in EPUB output
      5m 42s
    3. 208 Navigating through pages with bookmarks
      5m 3s
    4. 209 Creating a keyboard shortcut for the [None] character style
      3m 36s
  6. 28m 53s
    1. 202 Formatting drop words in a text document
      10m 39s
    2. 203 Sharing custom workspaces
      4m 22s
    3. 204 Creating a
      8m 14s
    4. 205 Managing scripts
      5m 38s
  7. 21m 20s
    1. 197 Permanently disabling hyphenation
      4m 25s
    2. 198 Adding prefixes to page numbers
      4m 19s
    3. 199 Taming baseline grid previews
      3m 53s
    4. 200 Using Work and Turn to create two-sided documents
      3m 6s
    5. 201 Making better Bridge previews
      5m 37s
  8. 18m 10s
    1. 193 Printing tracked changes
      5m 41s
    2. 194 Using Ink Manager before sending your project to the printer
      3m 2s
    3. 195 Fast layout with column spans in styles
      3m 34s
    4. 196 Working with dynamic layouts
      5m 53s
  9. 19m 0s
    1. 189 Placing InDesign files
      5m 14s
    2. 190 Make an image sandwich: Putting an image in front and in back of text for a magazine cover
      2m 36s
    3. 191 Deciding between reflowable and fixed-layout EPUB
      7m 14s
    4. 192 Test font choices quickly in CC
      3m 56s
  10. 26m 39s
    1. 184 Put a box around or behind a paragraph
      3m 53s
    2. 185 Fixing three common Word formatting glitches
      5m 27s
    3. 186 Making long shadows
      5m 41s
    4. 187 Three ways to prevent a word from hyphenating
      4m 28s
    5. 188 How to type the last page number in a book
      7m 10s
  11. 12m 17s
    1. 180 One-sided custom strokes for image borders
      2m 45s
    2. 181 The fastest way to find missing links
      2m 53s
    3. 182 Start a document on a left-hand page
      2m 41s
    4. 183 Borrowing preset art paths from Illustrator and Photoshop for fresh frame looks in InDesign
      3m 58s
  12. 15m 21s
    1. 176 Quickly empty out an InDesign document of text and images
      3m 41s
    2. 177 Add a font from Typekit in CC
      4m 35s
    3. 178 How to hide the content grabber donut
      1m 51s
    4. 179 File naming for healthy EPUBs
      5m 14s
  13. 15m 35s
    1. 172 Making a character style change only the tint of your text
      2m 27s
    2. 173 Editing table set up from the keyboard
      4m 40s
    3. 174 How to sort text in InDesign
      2m 34s
    4. 175 Making captions easy (ignore text wrap object style library item live caption)
      5m 54s
  14. 12m 59s
    1. 169 All about All Caps (change case open type option)
      4m 36s
    2. 170 Batch convert InDesign files to IDML and other formats
      2m 35s
    3. 171 Fun with placeholder text
      5m 48s
  15. 11m 52s
    1. 166 Creating blank entry spaces on forms
      3m 53s
    2. 167 Creative uses of the Slug area
      4m 45s
    3. 168 Change the UI languaging in InDesign CS6 and CC
      3m 14s
  16. 21m 11s
    1. 161 Keeping page numbers on top of master items
      3m 55s
    2. 162 Adding automatic currency symbols in a table cell or before text
      3m 50s
    3. 163 Make a pop-up footnote for your ebook
      3m 48s
    4. 164 Deleting tabs at the beginning of paragraphs and applying a paragraph style
      3m 10s
    5. 165 Five InDesign Presentation tips
      6m 28s
  17. 19m 54s
    1. 157 Sharing swatches (PS/IL/ID and ID to ID)
      3m 36s
    2. 158 Convert rounded corners to editable paths
      3m 15s
    3. 159 Convert local formatting to character styles
      5m 14s
    4. 160 Sort an index by page number
      7m 49s
  18. 16m 58s
    1. 153 When InDesign ignores your leading values
      4m 5s
    2. 154 Extracting images from a Word document
      3m 42s
    3. 155 Uncommon uses for Quick Apply
      6m 2s
    4. 156 Uncovering InDesign's magic font folders
      3m 9s
  19. 28m 47s
    1. 148 Cropping with paste into
      5m 18s
    2. 149 Using vertical justification to spread out text in a frame automatically
      5m 16s
    3. 150 Rotate text inside a frame, or the frame around the text
      2m 30s
    4. 151 Looking at snippets vs. libraries
      6m 49s
    5. 152 Import a folder full of pictures, one per page
      8m 54s
  20. 19m 0s
    1. 144 Lay out a front back and spine for a book jacket
      6m 12s
    2. 145 Ghosting area of image behind text
      2m 53s
    3. 146 Make a transparency mask in InDesign
      3m 45s
    4. 147 Using preflight to find common document errors
      6m 10s
  21. 22m 35s
    1. 139 Faking bold and italic when the font family doesn’t have one
      5m 2s
    2. 140 Keeping the same scale size when updating or relinking to images
      3m 9s
    3. 141 Inserting glyphs
      6m 42s
    4. 142 Building richer, bolder color gradients
      3m 7s
    5. 143 Finding the right font with InDesign’s font menus
      4m 35s
  22. 21m 28s
    1. 135 Fitting text to a specific size
      4m 45s
    2. 136 Quick tips for making a small PDF file size
      6m 9s
    3. 137 Sharing presets, workspaces, and custom shortcuts sets
      5m 17s
    4. 138 Making a multi-level numbered list
      5m 17s
  23. 17m 21s
    1. 131 Changing the shape of polygons and starburst as you draw or afterward
      4m 17s
    2. 132 Contextual text and images that you only want sometimes visible
      4m 55s
    3. 133 Creating nav points in a movie
      4m 31s
    4. 134 Adding effects to your rule above and rule below
      3m 38s
  24. 22m 44s
    1. 127 Making automatic jump lines
      6m 52s
    2. 128 Turning off allow pages to shuffle in order to separate facing pages
      3m 40s
    3. 129 Dealing with parentheses around text size
      4m 19s
    4. 130 Make a fill in the blank label for contracts and forms
      7m 53s
  25. 23m 24s
    1. 122 Allow text frame to resize with text
      2m 43s
    2. 123 Mapping Word styles to InDesign styles
      5m 48s
    3. 124 Make two automatically threaded text flows
      3m 36s
    4. 125 Saving for Web in InDesign
      6m 7s
    5. 126 Numbering rows in a table
      5m 10s
  26. 13m 49s
    1. 119 Making alternative body text styles for fast typesetting
      5m 3s
    2. 120 Making InDesign patterns with the free PatternMaker
      3m 45s
    3. 121 Creating pull quotes the easy way
      5m 1s
  27. 13m 56s
    1. 116 Selecting text with the InDesign keyboard dance
      2m 0s
    2. 117 Including a total page count in your page numbers
      6m 19s
    3. 118 Making a custom arrowhead
      5m 37s
  28. 21m 53s
    1. 111 Packaging images on the pasteboard
      3m 32s
    2. 112 Automatically updating figure references for books
      6m 9s
    3. 113 Adding Tool Tips to your form fields in InDesign
      3m 21s
    4. 114 Setting poetry, flush left, center on longest line
      3m 54s
    5. 115 Use bookmarks to navigate long documents in production
      4m 57s
  29. 18m 25s
    1. 107 Using the same keyboard shortcut for two different commands with the Context feature
      5m 22s
    2. 108 Making a text highlighter
      3m 33s
    3. 109 Updating an interactive PDF without losing work done in Acrobat
      5m 30s
    4. 110 Adding custom text at the beginning of each line automatically
      4m 0s
  30. 25m 3s
    1. 103 Converting text to outlines the right way
      4m 30s
    2. 104 Turning InDesign into a speed demon
      8m 31s
    3. 105 Working with MiniBridge
      5m 45s
    4. 106 Customize your QR codes
      6m 17s
  31. 16m 34s
    1. 099 Aligning Objects tips and tricks
      5m 10s
    2. 100 Applying corner options to any shape
      2m 17s
    3. 101 Converting footnotes to endnotes with a free script
      4m 49s
    4. 102 Making tab leaders pretty
      4m 18s
  32. 24m 41s
    1. 095 Managing changing pages with primary text frames
      5m 23s
    2. 096 Secrets of the Info panel
      7m 31s
    3. 097 Surprising ways to do a word count
      5m 29s
    4. 098 Placing an object where you want it with an object style
      6m 18s
  33. 30m 33s
    1. 089 Three great Object Styles for any designer
      8m 1s
    2. 090 Choosing alpha channel image transparency
      2m 25s
    3. 091 Adding and reading metadata for InDesign files
      3m 25s
    4. 092 Adding ALT tags to your images
      6m 59s
    5. 093 How to Place & Link a text frame's text but not its formatting
      7m 4s
    6. 094 Setting the baseline position of a caption
      2m 39s
  34. 17m 58s
    1. 085 Using Illustrator to create InDesign gradient swatches
      4m 49s
    2. 086 Building a simple grep style to change character size
      3m 45s
    3. 087 Exporting a grayscale PDF
      3m 16s
    4. 088 Three ways to cheat text outside of its frame
      6m 8s
  35. 28m 38s
    1. 081 Creating a custom cross-reference format
      13m 53s
    2. 082 Putting different-sized pages on a single spread
      3m 7s
    3. 083 Formatting prices with nested and grep styles
      6m 21s
    4. 084 Checking out the Gridify tricks
      5m 17s
  36. 19m 17s
    1. 077 The secrets of formatting objects with Find/Change
      6m 36s
    2. 078 Using ruler guides: 10 great tricks
      5m 3s
    3. 079 Converting a clipping path to a frame
      4m 24s
    4. 080 Adding a drop shadow to a single word inside a frame
      3m 14s
  37. 31m 18s
    1. 073 Working with sets in the content conveyor tool
      10m 40s
    2. 074 Running text along the top and the bottom of a circle
      3m 51s
    3. 075 Creating a list using the Table of Contents feature
      3m 25s
    4. 076 Quickly threading frames together and unthreading frames
      13m 22s
  38. 29m 32s
    1. 069 Ten uses of the Story Editor
      11m 39s
    2. 070 Moving an object: Ten ways!
      7m 18s
    3. 071 Understanding optical margin alignment (and the quote trick)
      4m 23s
    4. 072 Changing the shape of any frame with the pen tool
      6m 12s
  39. 17m 53s
    1. 065 Customizing the story editor preferences
      6m 10s
    2. 066 Setting the size of text exactly with this free script
      3m 28s
    3. 067 Using Gravity to simulate perspective
      3m 15s
    4. 068 Fixing the overflowing text frame problem in EPUBs
      5m 0s
  40. 23m 54s
    1. 061 Embedding images
      7m 44s
    2. 062 Adjusting leading inside a paragraph
      4m 47s
    3. 063 Placing one InDesign file inside another
      3m 58s
    4. 064 Creating bookmarks for PDFs
      7m 25s
  41. 29m 16s
    1. 057 Text wrapping
      6m 54s
    2. 058 Inserting pages: Understanding the Pages panel
      4m 20s
    3. 059 Copying paths between Illustrator and InDesign
      5m 14s
    4. 060 Automating Find/Change with the Find/ChangeByList script
      12m 48s
  42. 35m 12s
    1. 051 Five things that should be in every new file
      5m 19s
    2. 052 Forcing EPUB page breaks with invisible objects
      6m 21s
    3. 053 Understanding component information
      6m 39s
    4. 054 Creating running heads using section markers
      4m 16s
    5. 055 Making a font with InDesign using the IndyFont script
      5m 20s
    6. 056 Finding where that color is used
      7m 17s
  43. 23m 41s
    1. 047 Specifying an exact amount of space between objects
      5m 17s
    2. 048 Fixing last lines that are too short
      8m 16s
    3. 049 Creating web graphics from your InDesign artwork
      7m 20s
    4. 050 Using “No Language” to suppress unwanted hyphenation, spell-checking, and smart quotes
      2m 48s
  44. 21m 30s
    1. 043 Formatting fractions correctly
      8m 11s
    2. 044 Fixing unwanted hyperlinks in an imported Word file
      5m 57s
    3. 045 Inline graphic tricks with invisible paragraphs
      4m 21s
    4. 046 Ensuring the first line of every chapter starts in the same spot
      3m 1s
  45. 29m 36s
    1. 037 Updating a linked table without losing formatting
      5m 18s
    2. 038 Creating electronic sticky notes
      4m 49s
    3. 039 Moving master page items to the top layer for visibility
      2m 48s
    4. 040 Five guide tricks that will impress your coworkers
      6m 18s
    5. 041 Letting InDesign add the diacritics
      4m 21s
    6. 042 Using single-cell table cells for custom paragraph formatting
      6m 2s
  46. 28m 19s
    1. 033 Importing a custom dictionary
      7m 8s
    2. 034 Changing document orientation and page size
      6m 45s
    3. 035 Numbering instead of using auto page numbers
      6m 23s
    4. 036 Setting story order with the Articles panel
      8m 3s
  47. 37m 59s
    1. 027 Creating running heads using variables
      5m 1s
    2. 028 Live Caption tips and tricks
      8m 3s
    3. 029 Making professional drop caps
      10m 37s
    4. 030 Making two-state buttons in interactive documents
      5m 5s
    5. 031 Moving pages from one document to another
      3m 15s
    6. 032 Wrapping bulleted text around a curve
      5m 58s
  48. 23m 50s
    1. 023 Using layer comps in Photoshop files to show alternates in InDesign
      4m 19s
    2. 024 Adding custom HTML tags to EPUB/HTML exports
      5m 32s
    3. 025 Tracking down type issues with the composition highlighter
      8m 13s
    4. 026 Managing your InDesign panels
      5m 46s
  49. 21m 34s
    1. 019 Using multiple windows for comparisons
      3m 35s
    2. 020 Putting images on a stroke
      5m 23s
    3. 021 Making your own motion path
      5m 43s
    4. 022 Copying objects between Illustrator and InDesign
      6m 53s
  50. 23m 8s
    1. 015 Aligning numbered lists by decimal points
      3m 9s
    2. 016 Running a script
      9m 33s
    3. 017 When text disappears from a text frame
      6m 18s
    4. 018 Preview and Presentation modes (changing color etc.)
      4m 8s
  51. 25m 19s
    1. 011 InDesign's Easter eggs
      5m 0s
    2. 012 Three cool GREP styles everyone can use
      7m 35s
    3. 013 A field guide to special characters
      8m 2s
    4. 014 Trashing the application preferences to solve weird behaviors
      4m 42s
  52. 26m 6s
    1. 007 Selecting through and into objects using cmd-click and Select Above/Below
      5m 46s
    2. 008 Some great tips and tricks for the Swatches panel
      9m 40s
    3. 009 Saving down for backward compatibility with INX and IDML
      5m 54s
    4. 010 Using the INX and IDML formats to fix problems
      4m 46s
  53. 23m 26s
    1. 003 The indispensible Quick Apply feature
      5m 29s
    2. 004 Customizing the Links panel
      6m 53s
    3. 005 Magically building graphs with the Chartwell font
      7m 43s
    4. 006 Using the Eyedropper tool to pick up character or paragraph attributes
      3m 21s
  54. 9m 6s
    1. 001 The hidden "auto-expand text" feature
      5m 51s
    2. 002 Letting InDesign do the math for you
      3m 15s

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152 Import a folder full of pictures, one per page
Video Duration: 8m 54s 19h 11m Intermediate Updated Nov 19, 2015


The visually heavy nature of many InDesign projects require working with a wide range of photos. In some cases, importing a folder full of pictures, with one picture per page, is a necessary part of the project. Learn how to write an InDesign script to import these picture and place them on each page.

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In this series, David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepción, co-hosts of the web's top resource for InDesign tips and tricks,, share some hidden and sometimes surprising workflow tips that will make working in InDesign more efficient and more fun. The course covers built-in timesaving features such as Quick Apply and auto-expanding text, but also little-known tricks, such as using the eyedropper to copy and paste character and paragraph text attributes and making accurate selections by selecting through or even into objects.

New techniques will be added to the collection every other week, so check back early and often. Find more tips and tricks at


152 Import a folder full of pictures, one per page

Somebody asked me recently, how do I'm import a folder full of images so that each image shows up on a different page? Well, InDesign can do this, but you have to use a script. Actually, I'm going to show you two different scripts that do similar things. Don't be scared fo the word script, they're really easy to use. Because I'll be using scripts, I need the Scripts panel, and I can find that if I go to the Window menu, go down to the Utilities submenu, and then choose Scripts. Now, InDesign Scripts panel has two different folders in it, Application and User.

We're going to start off by looking inside the Application folder, and I can look in there by just clicking on that little triangle next to the folder. That expands so that I can see that there's a script in there and also a folder full of samples. If I open the Samples folder and then and then open the JavaScript folder, I can see a bunch of scripts in here. That's all the things with the .jsx extension. Now, I'm going to scroll down until I find the ImageCatalog script, there it is. Running a script is really easy. All you have to do is double-click on it, and when I double-click on this script up comes a dialogue box that says, what folder has the images that you're trying to import? I'll select this Images folder that's up on my desktop and click Open.

The script tells me that there are 16 images inside this folder and it's going to import all of them. It can lay these images out as a grid on the page, but remember what we're trying to do is have one image per page. So, I'm going to set the rows and columns to both one. Just one row, one column, with just one image per page. The fitting area lets me tell this script let's me tell this script how I want to scale the images inside the frame. In this case, I want to scale the images up to fit the frame and make sure that the frame fits the content, so the frame and the images are the same size.

I even have an opportunity to turn on labels. For example, I can have each image have the file name, the file path, or XMP metadata from inside the image. In this case, I don't even want to have any of those things, so I'm going to turn off the Labels checkbox. I just want the images. Now, we're ready to import, so I click OK and InDesign builds a page and imports all of the images, one image per page. It's done. It just takes a few seconds. I'll click OK, open the Pages panel, and you can see we now have 16 different pages, each one with a different image.

So, the ImageCatalog script is one great way to import a bunch of images very quickly, but there are a couple of problems with it. For example, you have no way of controlling how large the frame should be on each page. Another problem is you can't design the page. Maybe I wanted to have a background behind all of these, or maybe I wanted to put some other information about the artist on every page. So, I'm going to show you one more technique, which is a little bit more complex but it gives you all kinds of other options. First, I'm going to close this document, because I don't need it anymore, and I don't need to save that.

Second, I need to install a new script. Now this script does not ship with InDesign, this is one that you have to download from the Internet. You can find it here at, in their article called, Import a Folder Full of Pictures, One Per Page. When you download that script, it's going to be downloaded to your Downloads folder as a .jsx file, and then you can import it into your Scripts panel. Now, I've already downloaded that script and it's sitting in my Downloads folder. I'll switch back to InDesign. I'm going to go to the top of my Scripts panel and close my Application folder because I'm going to put my script, my new script that I downloaded, into the User folder.

To put a script inside my User folder, all I need to do is right-click on that folder or Ctrl+click with a one button mouse, and choose reveal in Finder. On Windows, it would be Reveal in Windows Explorer. Suddenly, I see the folder called Scripts, and inside Scripts, there's a folder called Scripts Panel. Any script that you put inside the Scripts Panel folder will show up in the panel. It's as easy as that. So, here's the script that I downloaded, and all I need to do is drag it into the Scripts Panel. If I open the Scripts Panel, I can see the script there.

I also notice something wrong, and that is, the script has a .txt at the end. It's suppose to be just .jsx, so I need to edit this to get rid of that .txt. Yes, I am sure that I want to use .jsx, there we go. So, I have now installed a script into the Scripts panel, and if I go back to InDesign, I can see it right there inside the User folder. All I have to do is click that little triangle and there it is. You don't have to restart InDesign or anything like that. All right, so that's the first step, now I need to run this script.

In order to run this script, I have to have a document open. So, I'll just go to the File menu, choose New > Document, and then click OK. Now, I'll double-click on the script to run it and InDesign asks me the same thing. What folder do you want to use? So, I'm going to choose Images and click Open. It doesn't appear that anything happened at all because all this script does, is it writes a little text file inside that folder. It's a .csv file. That's a comma separated data file, similar to the kind of thing that you would export from Excel or a database.

I ran that script because I need that CSV file in order to import the images using this other technique. The technique uses data merge. So, I'm going to open the Data Merge panel, which I find here grouped with the Scripts panel. If it weren't grouped with that panel, all I'd have to do is go to the Window menu, choose Utilities and then choose Data Merge. Now, data merge lets me import data, and the data that I'm trying to import is those images. So, I'm going to go to the Data Merge pop-up menu, this little fly out menu at the top, say,Select Data Source.

Now, I'm going to navigate inside the Images folder. And I can see, down at the bottom, here's the images.csv file that, that script created for me. The script went through and made this CSV file that describes where each one of these images are inside this folder. I'll click Open, and you can see that the CSV file has two bits of data, the Name and the Images. All I have to do now, is give myself a graphic frame and click on Images. Now, because of that CSV file, InDesign knows where the image is and I've told it where to put the image, inside this frame.

I'll go back to my selection tool because I want to do one more thing that's really important at this point, and that is to give this an object style. I'll open my Object Styles panel and say, give me a New Object Style, and I'll give it a name, I'll call this image frame. It doesn't matter what you call it, and really, it doesn't matter what you set this up as right now, because later on we can change it to anything we want. Let's go ahead and click OK, and then click on the object style to assign that object style to this frame. If I want to test this to make sure the image is going to go into the right place, I can do that by turning on the Preview checkbox.

As soon as I do that, you'll see that InDesign places the first piece of data, that first image, inside the frame. Now, I can move through them one at a time by clicking on these little arrow buttons. But, when I'm done previewing and I really want to import all these images, all I have to do is click over here in this right side button called Create Merge Document. Here, I can control which images are going to be brought in. In this case, I want all of them. And then if I click the Options tab at the top, I can tell InDesign what to do about the images, how to fit them to the frame.

Right now I have them set to Fit Images Proportionally, but if I wanted to make that the image fills the whole frame, I could chose Fill Frames Proportionally instead. That's all the set up I need to do. To import the images, I click OK and InDesign creates a new document based on this template, and it fills all of those frames with the images. It only takes a few seconds, even if you have dozens of images or even hundreds of images. And it tells me that no overset text was generated. That's okay, because there was no text in here at all anyway, it was just graphics.

So, I'll click OK. I'll move the panel out of the way and we can see that in the Pages panel, we have a similar thing, 16 different pages and each one has an image in it. I'm just double-clicking on those to move from one page to the next. Once again, the benefit of using Data Merge is that we have a lot of control about where the images are, how large the frames are and we can use those object styles. So, if I go back to my Object Styles panel, I can right-click or Ctrl+click with a one-button mouse, on the image frame and then edit it.

So, I could say, let's go ahead and give this a stroke perhaps. Let's give it a black stroke, let's make it really thick, and we can put a special type around it, like thick thin. And then let's set the gap color to paper. Click OK, and you'll see that now all of these have a special frame around them. I'll just press Shift+Page Down, to go from one to the next. Now, I know this second technique, this data merge technique, seems like a long process, running the script and running data merge and so on. But, believe me, after you do it once or twice, it actually goes extremely quickly and you can import hundreds of images in less than a minute.

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