Quick Tip: Creating A Contact Sheet With Photoshop CS5

Quick Tip: Creating A contact sheet With Photoshop CS5Photoshop used to have a cool feature where you could created contact sheets (or index cards) from a set of files on your computer. I use this feature a lot to create a giveaway card when shooting portraits for large groups of people (or Doras).

You needed to run a script called contact sheet from the automate menu, select some settings and TADA! Photoshop would magically create a contact sheet for you.

If you used this feature on previous versions of Photoshop, you may have discovered that it is missing from Photoshop CS5.

When searching the web, I learned that you can re-install this script using Adobe’s “Optional Plugins” page.

Quick Tip: Creating A contact sheet With Photoshop CS5

There are actually two download pages, one for windows and one for mac. Once downloaded you get that time saving script back, along with some other useful scripts that were removed from CS5.

  • billin2j

    I agree! Plug-in didn’t work for me at all, but the output workspace function worked quickly and easily.

  • Gballard

    YES. The output workspace works perfectly (w/o having to download the plug-ins)

  • Auri

    You can also use the Contact Sheet II option in newer versions of PhotoShop.