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CONTACT SHEET IN BRIDGE CS4?...HOW AND WHERE

Patrick Lavoie , Nov 06, 2008; 07:13 a.m.

Hi, i didtn notice until today..but i dont find my contact sheet option in bridge cs4? it use to be under tools / photoshop / contact sheet II..now theres a option in the top bridge window call OUTPUT..but only output to web gallery or pdf page?

I know i can create a contact sheet in PDF, but i dont want to have that option! i want my image to open directly in CS4, place themself on a page, and print from there..like i do for the past 8 years : )

Theres always a sligth color shift from indesign vs pdf, or pdf vs photoshop (you migth have not notice it) its small, but for me, a color paranoid who can see difference in ligth buld color and decide to change them at 11pm just because they dont look alike side by side..its major : )

So my only option up until someone give me a answer is to use the contact sheet in CS4 directly, instead of using bridge for that.

Dont suggest Lr, as it does the same as creating a PDF (maybe a JPEG too if i remember?) but it take tool long, dont no why vs CS4. And i dont want to create another database for them as when i print contact sheet its only for presentation purpose with a CD when i give the final choice..kind of a color reference for my client.

thanks.

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Robert Chura , Nov 06, 2008; 08:12 a.m.

WOW! We always rely on you for the good info!

Patrick Lavoie , Nov 06, 2008; 08:27 a.m.

well, its apparently a *knowed problem* if i can say;

http://www.adobeforums.com/webx/.59b6c429

i should have done the GOOGLE search before : )

Now why the hell Adobe remove that? i would say that for once i dont follow them ...

Next time dont *remove* a feature, but enhanced the one you have; like creating a image processor a la lightroom 2 export would be nice + keeping the action selection available before you get rid of it : )

Robert Chura , Nov 06, 2008; 08:40 a.m.

Look in the Goodie file on the cs4 disc

ContactSheetII and Picture Package The ability to create contact sheets and picture packages as a PDF presentation is now available in Adobe Bridge CS4 Output Module. We highly recommend creating your contact sheets and picture packages this way.

If you would like to continue using the legacy ContactSheetII and/or Picture Package plug-ins, please follow these steps: 1. From the Photoshop CS4 install disc, drop the //<language>/Goodies/Optional Plug- Ins/Automate/ContactSheetII plug-in into the //Adobe Photoshop CS4/Plug-ins/Automate folder (this is for both Contact Sheet and Picture Package). 2. From the Photoshop CS4 install disc, drop the //<language>/Goodies/Presets/Layouts folder into the //Adobe Photoshop CS4/Presets folder and restart Photoshop. Optional: To add this legacy functionality back into Bridge (as a menu item): 3. From the Photoshop CS4 install disc, drop the //<language>/Goodies/Optional plugins/ Bridge Startup Scripts/photoshop_contact_sheet_ii folder and the photoshop_contact_sheet_ii.jsx file into following locations and then restart Bridge. 8/29/2008 Photoshop Optional plug-ins Read Me 3 of 6 Macintosh: //Library/Application Support/Adobe/Startup Scripts CS4/Adobe Photoshop/ Windows XP: //Program Files/Common Files/Adobe/Startup Scripts CS4/Adobe Photoshop/ Windows Vista: //Program Files (x86)/Common Files/Adobe/Startup Scripts CS4/Adobe Photoshop/ Contact Sheet II v10.0 by Sarah A. Kong, Foster Brereton, and Charles A. McBrian Picture Package v10.0 by Sarah A. Kong, Foster Brereton, Russell Williams, and Dave Rau ©1997 – 2007 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved.

Bill Horin , Dec 20, 2008; 06:41 p.m.

Robert
I give contact sheets to every client. It tells them what the photos on the disk are supposed to look like. I really want the old way of doing contact sheets back so I can control the colors & density & preview all the sheets before making them but your instructions are greek to me. Is there any way to simplify the process?

Patrick Lavoie , Dec 20, 2008; 06:45 p.m.

Bill, just have a look in your cs4 disc, under goodie, all the info are there to re install this feature. Well explain if you know how to read : ) dont need to be computer savvy.

Bill Horin , Dec 20, 2008; 07:14 p.m.

I followed the directions & I do have the contact sheet option from before in both the photoshop & bridge but my output options in bridge are now missing. I use the web gallery feature a lot. How do I get them back.

Patrick Lavoie , Dec 20, 2008; 08:04 p.m.

mm, i think you cant have both...

or maybe you didtn install also the web page thing from the goodies?

Bill Horin , Dec 21, 2008; 08:39 p.m.

I figured it out. Thanks.

Patrick Lavoie , Dec 21, 2008; 10:24 p.m.

what did you do? that could help other : )


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