1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 14, 2017 10:31 AM by Sahil.Chawla

    Best place for making a picture package?


      Photoshop CC 64 bit does not offer a picture package plug-in anymore (multiple sizes of one image on one sheet).

      What is the best solution, please? Lightroom's picture packages are not fully automatic, since you must drop and drag each image on to the sheet.

      Can I use Photoshop Elements for this?

      Are there stand alone solutions out there?

      Are there on-line solutions out there (Expensive Timestone, Photloynx etc. exempted)?


      Jens, Denmark

        • 1. Re: Best place for making a picture package?
          Sahil.Chawla Adobe Employee

          Hi Jens,


          Picture Package was removed and the old Plug-in code can no longer be loaded with Photoshop current plug-in support.


          I create a Photo Collage Toolkit for use with Photoshop.  When Adobe removed Picture Package I added some support for creating Picture package by populating Collage templates with a single image and place it in all the image areas in the template.   I'm sure the scripts will not run a fast as the compile Picture package plugin. However, you can design Picture packages with simulated mats and frames.


          Also, the PasteImageRoll script in the package can create tiles image like a picture package without need fo a template.



          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 fourteen scripts in this package they provide the following functions:

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


          Documentation and Examples




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