English is my mother tongue. and the way I read it, Post #1 does not address my problem. Might someone have a link where I can download this from the net? Thanks.
You are right it doesn't help but this does:
When you get the download from adobe, you should get a goodies folder, in it you will find your contactsheet and other plugins in the specify 32 or 64bit folder which is located in the the Optional plugins folder. Once you installed the preferred plugins DO NOT forget to go back to the the Presets folder, in it you should find the layout folder with its files for the Picture Package plugin. Now you want to copy this whole layout folder within the Presets folder and paste it into your presets directory inside your adobe photoshop program file. Hopefully this helps.
I have the same problem ... possibly I have taken it a bit further ...
I downloaded and installed the optional plugins. I then edited and added a couple of layouts, but wondered why that was all I culd see (the ones that I had added) when I used the picture package. C:\program files\ ...\presets\layouts showes a fair number of layouts that File>automate>picture package>layout does not show. I created a number of layouts in CS3 and would prefer not having to re-enter all of them ... along with the ones that are there but PS can't see. Just copying them from my CS3 presets\layout does no good.
ANY help on this would be appreciated.
I made the jump from CS3 to CS5, so I'm not sure how much applies to CS4, and I don't know if this applies to Mac users, but here goes ...
When I made a number of layouts in CS3 the file extention (txt) was not included in the file name. That is, there was no file extention. CS5 is a bit finiky. It needs to see the file extention. Also, if you go into picture package and have 8 inches by 10 inches, you will only see 8X10 layouts. You won't see 8.5" X 11". You won't even see 10" X 8". I had both of these problems ... felt sooo good when I figured it out. Adobe said they would help me with it for $40.
I hope this helps someone.
I am trying to load the plug in for CS5. I must be getting something right because I have got contact sheet to work. However, when I go to automate, photo package I get cannot find layout files etc. I have checked and copied the files to the correct locations but no luck! Any ideas? PS, I can open photo package in CS3, of course!
If you have CS3 and CS5 this is what you can do.
Now you will have Picture Package in CS5 and you Contact Sheets as well!!!