With the optional Picture Package plug-in, you can place multiple copies of an image on a single page, much as portrait studios do with school photos. You can also place different images on the same page. You can choose from a variety of size and placement options to customize your package layout.
Flexible picture packages with Smart Objects
Place multiple photos into a picture package
(Photoshop) Choose File > Automate > Picture Package. If you have multiple images open, Picture Package uses the frontmost image.
(Bridge) Choose Tools > Photoshop > Picture Package. The Picture Package command uses the first image listed in Bridge unless you select a specific image before giving the Picture Package command.
Click a placeholder in the Picture Package preview layout, then browse to select an image.Add an image to a picture package by dragging the image from the desktop into a placeholder.
In the Source Images area of the Picture Package dialog box, choose either File or Folder from the Use menu and click Browse (Windows) or Choose (Mac OS). If you choose Folder, you can select Include All Subfolders to include images inside any subfolders.
Click a placeholder in the preview layout and browse to select an image.
- Select Flatten All Layers to create a picture package with all images and label text on a single layer. Deselect Flatten All Layers to create a picture package with separate image layers and text layers (for labels). If you place each image and label on a separate layer, you can update your picture package after it’s been saved. However, the layers increase the file size of your picture package.
Customize a picture package layout
You can modify existing layouts or create new layouts using the Picture Package Edit Layout feature. Custom layouts are saved as text files and stored in the Layouts folder inside the Presets folder. You can then reuse your saved layouts. The Picture Package Edit Layout feature uses a graphic interface that eliminates the need to write text files to create or modify layouts.
- (Optional) In the Layout area of the Picture Package Edit Layout dialog box, choose a size from the Page Size menu or enter values in the Width and Height text boxes. You can use the Units menu to specify inches, centimeters, pixels, or millimeters.Dragging a placeholder to a new location in the Picture Package layout
Enter values in the Width and Height text boxes to resize a placeholder.
Click and drag a handle to resize a placeholder. If you resize a rectangle placeholder with an image in it, Picture Package will snap the image within the vertical or horizontal placeholder, depending on the way the zone is being resized.
Enter values in the X and Y text boxes to move a placeholder.
Click and drag a placeholder to the location you want in the layout.