Is it possible to generate separate and edited png files from a directory using a (nested) for loop? I have a directory of png files and I want to annotate each one individually and then export them as png files with the annotation. I just simply want to annotate with a number or a letter. This is what I tried so far, but it does not do what I desire.


\node[inner sep=2pt] (origin) at (0,0) {};
\foreach \x in {2,...,5,A,B,C,D,E}{
    \foreach \i in {2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20}{

    \node[inner sep=2pt,right=\i of origin] {\includegraphics[scale=.2] {./\x image.png} node[above] {\x}};

  • You've put them all in the same picture. Is that what you want? You need a separate node for the label either a new \node or a label. Writing node in a node will produce a node containing the text node. – cfr Aug 16 '17 at 1:50
  • Actually no, I don't want them all in the same picture, but that was the limit of my knowledge. I wanted to see first whether the for loop was working. – Spencer Trinh Aug 16 '17 at 1:51
  • So what are you asking? Which step are you on? What do you want from an answer to this question exactly? – cfr Aug 16 '17 at 1:52
  • Also, you are including each image many times with different labels, so every image gets every label once. Is that needed? – cfr Aug 16 '17 at 1:54
  • I would like to import each png image separately, then annotate it, then export it to a directory with that annotation in png format – Spencer Trinh Aug 16 '17 at 1:55

The following code puts an annotation below each of the three sample images, example-image-a, example-image-b and example-image-c and exports each image-with-annotation to <jobname-n>.png where n takes the values 0, 1 and 2.

\foreach \i [count=\j] in {a,b,c}
  \tikz{\node [inner sep=0pt, label=below:Image \j: example-image-\i] {\includegraphics{example-image-\i}}; }%

You don't need the count unless you want to use it. I just wanted to put something in the annotations.

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