Creating Contact Sheets

Printing a collection of photos in a small, labelled format on a single sheet of paper is often a practical way to search for and select images, or to produce a DVD mini-catalog for friends or customers.

Photoshop versions up to and including CS3 have their own contact sheet functionality built in (File ▸ Automate ▸ Contact Sheet II), but this was farmed out to Bridge in CS4. The tool allows you to select files in your file system’s explorer and to print them using custom numbers of rows and columns per sheet (Figure 11-45).

It is much easier to view and select images in Bridge, making it a better starting point for creating and printing contact sheets.

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