3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 10, 2017 7:05 PM by davidwilliam302

    Automated merging 2 photos into single


      Hi guys. Got this issue: I'm shooting large number of used tires photos for online shop. Each tire is done in 2 positions: front track and side view. Is there any way to use automate/actions for merging those 2 photos into one side by side. I need to batch each folder with two photos instead of opening each time two files and then merging?

        • 1. Re: Automated merging 2 photos into single
          norman.sanders Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Variables will do the job nicely. This video will show you how:

          PS CS5 - Working with Variables | The Complete Picture with Julieanne Kost | Adobe TV

          You may call one view  photo1 and the other  photo2

          • 2. Re: Automated merging 2 photos into single
            JJMack Most Valuable Participant

            If you create a psd collage template the size you want for the side be side images. And the image filenames are such ththat the pairs of  files sort together like tire1front,  tire1back, tire2front. tire2back ...tireNfront, tireNback.  You can use to batch collages script to populate the template. You may also be able to use contact sheet II to create two images per sheet.  My script will save populates collages into an output location where contact may

            keep all contact sheets created open in Photoshop.

            Photo Collage Toolkit


            Photoshop scripting is powerful and I believe this package demonstrates this A video showing a 5 image collage PSD template  being populates with images:


            The package includes four simple rules to follow when making Photo Collage Template PSD files so they will be compatible with my Photoshop scripts.

            1. Size the photo collage templates for the print size you want - width, height and print DPI resolution.
            2. Photo collage templates must have a Photoshop background layer. The contents of this layer can be anything.
            3. Photo collage templates must have alpha channels named "Image 1", "Image 2", ... "Image n".
            4. Photo collage templates layers above the background layers must provide transparent areas to let the images that will be placed below them show through.


            There are twelve scripts in this package they provide the following functions:

            1. TestCollageTemplate.jsx - Used to test a Photo Collage Template while you are making it with Photoshop.
            2. CollageTemplateBuilder.jsx - Can build Templates compatible with this toolkit's scripts.
            3. LayerToAlphaChan.jsx - Used to convert a Prototype Image Layer stack into a template document.
            4. InteractivePopulateCollage.jsx - Used to interactively populate Any Photo Collage template. Offers most user control inserting pictures and text.
            5. ReplaceCollageImage.jsx - use to replace a populated collage image Smart Object layer with an other image correctly resized and positioned.
            6. ChangeTextSize.jsx - This script can be used to change Image stamps text size when the size used by the populating did not work well.
            7. PopulateCollageTemplate.jsx - Used to Automatically populate a Photo Collage template and leave the populated copy open in Photoshop.
            8. BatchOneImageCollage.jsx - Used to Automatically Batch Populate Collage templates that only have one image inserted. The Collage or Image may be stamped with text.
            9. BatchMultiImageCollage.jsx - Used to Automatically Batch Populate Any Photo Collage template with images in a source image folder. Easier to use than the interactive script. Saved collages can be tweaked.
            10. BatchPicturePackage.jsx - Used to Automatically Batch Populate Any Photo Collage template with an image in a source image folder
            11. PasteImageRoll.jsx - Paste Images into a document to be print on roll paper.
            12. PCTpreferences.jsx - Edit This File to Customize Collage Populating scripts default setting and add your own Layer styles.


            Documentation and Examples

            • 3. Re: Automated merging 2 photos into single



              My team @picturecut.com is developing a tool to do this in batch mode.

              If you want to participate as an early user, do write to team@picturecut.com



              Photo Editor at picturecut.com