As a designer I often have to edit and export images in batch with Adobe Photoshop. By default the function “Export Layers to Files” will add a number sequence for each file.

This is unnecessary for such scenario and a waste of time to rename very single file especially if you’re exporting 50~80 images per batch. And I did painstakingly renamed every single file when I was a junior designer. ლ(ಥ Д ಥ )ლ

How to remove the number sequences?

This default setting can’t be changed in Photoshop’s main menu, you need to change the coding in the script instead. And here’s the way to change it:

  1. Locate the file “Export Layers to Files.jsx”
  2. Find it at [your drive]:Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019\Presets\Scripts
  3. Copy and paste the file “Export Layers to Files.jsx” somewhere, e.g. Desktop, rename it.
  4. Now open the file with Wordpad.
  5.  Search for the line fileNameBody += “_” + zeroSuppress(i, 4); and add // infront like this, 
    // fileNameBody += “_” + zeroSuppress(i, 4);
  6. Next, search for the line fileNameBody += “_” + layerName; and change it to fileNameBody += layerName;
  7. Save the file and close it. Paste the file into [your drive]:Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019\Presets\Scripts
  8. Run Adobe Photoshop and you will see 2 lines of “Export Layers to Files..”. One of the options will export without the number sequences. 
    Why do I do this? Having 2 sets of scripts will prevent Adobe from overwriting the file during the software updates.
*Updates on 17th Nov 2019 
There seems to have some changes with Photoshop CC 2020’s script.
Download this script file if you’re using the latest Photoshop CC 2020 here.
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  1. wendel November 22, 2019 at 11:56 am

    script cc 2020 works on cc 2019. Thanks!!!

    1. Matto Tomato - Site Author November 22, 2019 at 12:37 pm

      Awesome and welcome! 😀

  2. macedon November 23, 2019 at 5:55 am

    it doesn’t have that line

    1. Matto Tomato - Site Author November 24, 2019 at 5:49 pm

      Hi. maybe you can try searching for a word, e.g. “fileNameBody” only. I can’t find the whole line when I use notepad to open the file. Hope this works. 😀

  3. Carina January 23, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    So thankful, great work!

  4. Dulce February 26, 2020 at 5:38 am

    Just Awesome!!!!! I have been trying to do this for months! downloaded your script and it works beautifully!!!!! Thanks!!! Thanks!!! Thanks!!!! Sooooooo much!!!!

    1. Matto Tomato - Site Author February 26, 2020 at 7:08 am

      Haha, am glad it helps! 😀

  5. bruno July 4, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    Muito obrigado amigo!


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