I’m making my print and play card game. Everything is ready: card frame which is common for all cards (svg), custom image for each one (svg or png) and text to be placed below image in the text field.
This Magic card gives you an idea (the main difference is I’m working with black and white images only):
I know latex and indesign, but batch combining images seems to be a hard task for both of them. I could also go with the python scripts in Gimp, I suppose, but all those approaches are not straight forward.
Am I missing something in those tools or should I use something else?
How many cards are there? Assuming its not hundreds, and you already have some basic knowledge of ID, one straighforward option would be to make a master page with your common frame image as a background (could be on a locked layer) + one image (of the first card or any card) + one formatted text box (of the first card or any card). So this master page could look like a single card.
Then you create as many pages as you need (equal to the number of cards) and apply this master.
Then for each page you CTRL+click the image and the text box. This unlocks the elements defined via the master and you can just replace your text and relink with the following image and so on, while the background could stay locked.
This shouldn`t take too long if you know how this works in ID.