Posts tagged "Contact Sheet"

June 8, 2012

Contact Sheet II and PDF Presentation Return to Photoshop CS6 in 64-bit

In Photoshop CS4, the core functionality of  Contact Sheet and PDF presentation were updated and moved to Bridge and, in fact, this core functionality can still be found in Bridge today under the Output workspace -for a video tutorial click here (Creating Web Galleries and PDF Files).

If you still prefer to use Contact Sheet (which has the advantage of being able to save each thumbnail and text on its own layer), from Bridge CS6 choose Tools > Automate > Contact Sheet II. If starting in Photoshop CS6, choose File > Automate > Contact Sheet II. The only difference between starting in Bridge vs Photoshop is that in Bridge you can easily select your files first. From Photoshop, you will need to add files using the Contact Sheet dialog box. PDF Presentation can be found in Photoshop under File > Automate > PDF Presentation.

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September 19, 2011

The Contact Sheet Feature

One of the frequently asked questions in technical support is: “Where did the Contact Sheet and other automated features go in Photoshop CS4 and CS5?” In order to answer this question, I recorded a video tutorial explaining how the Output Module in Bridge replaces the Contact Sheet feature (Where is Contact Sheet in Photoshop CS4).

The information about the Output Module in Bridge (in the video above) is still accurate, but I needed to update the links if you prefer to use the optional “Automate” plug-ins (Contact Sheet II, Picture Package, Web Photo Gallery, Script for Layer Comps to Web Photo Gallery from Photoshop CS3) in Photoshop CS4 or Photoshop CS5 . Here are the updated links to download the Automate Plug-ins:

• For Mac OS:

• For Windows:

Note: Please review the ReadmeCS5_Optionalplugin.pdf file in with the downloaded files for installation instructions.

As you will discover, the Contact Sheet II, Web Photo Gallery, Picture Package and Layer Comps to WPG plug-ins from Photoshop CS3 are supported in 32- and 64-bit Windows, and only 32-bit Mac OS.

Here’s how to run Photoshop CS5 in 32-bit and 64-bit modes:

• To run Photoshop CS5 on Mac OS as a 32-bit application:

Select the Adobe Photoshop CS5 application file, installed by default in the Applications/Adobe Photoshop CS5 folder.

Choose File > Get Info, and select Open in 32 Bit Mode.

Deselect this option to run Photoshop CS5 in 64-bit mode.

• To run Photoshop CS5 in Windows as a 32-bit application:

Close Photoshop CS5.

Navigate to the Program Files (x86) > Adobe > Adobe Photoshop CS5 folder.

Double-click the Adobe Photoshop CS5.exe file.

• To run Photoshop CS5 in Windows as a 64-bit application (if your version of Windows and your hardware supports 64 bit):

Close Photoshop CS5.

Navigate to the Program Files > Adobe > Adobe Photoshop CS5 folder.

Double-click the Adobe Photoshop CS5.exe file.

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July 1, 2010

Contact Sheet

Both Lightroom as well as Bridge (using the Output Workspace) have the ability to create and save templates for creating Contact Sheets. However, you can still download and use the legacy Contact Sheet feature (as well as additional optional plug-ins) to use with Photoshop CS5 here:
• Windows –
• Mac –
Note: on the Mac, you will need to run Photoshop CS5 in 32 bit in order to use Contact Sheet. Please refer to the included ReadMe file that has plug-in descriptions and installation instructions.

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