Quick Tip: Creating A Contact Sheet With Photoshop CS5

Sep 25, 2011

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

Quick Tip: Creating A Contact Sheet With Photoshop CS5

Sep 25, 2011

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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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.

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5 responses to “Quick Tip: Creating A Contact Sheet With Photoshop CS5”

  1. billin2j Avatar
    billin2j

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

  2. Gballard Avatar
    Gballard

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

  3. Auri Avatar
    Auri

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

  4. LWL Avatar
    LWL

    I just stumbled across this and thank goodness! I have CS5 and didn’t know how to create contact sheets anymore. Tips on using Bridge was a lifesaver!

  5. randommomster Avatar
    randommomster

    Thank you for posting this, even though I, too, went the route of Bridge > Window>Workspace>Output, which is brilliant. But I would have been hours more into it all if not for this original article, and then the comments below. (Yes, I’m still using CS5 – I own it, and it’s still fine for what I do)