Missing plug-in ContactSheetII in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Contact sheets let you easily preview and cataloug groups of images by displaying a series of thumbnails on a single page. You can automatically create and place thumbnails on a page using the Contact Sheet II command.
This feature is very popular with photographers and has been widely used since CS2 Photoshop. Regrettably, it’s been taken away in CS4 Photoshop and it’s a shock for the Photoshop/Bridge users when they upgraded their software to CS4.
Instead of using Contactsheet plugin, you can create a PDF contact sheet for presentation with “Adobe Output Module” in CS4.
But for those who still want to use the legacy Contactsheet plugin with CS4 Photoshop and Bridge, then here is the instruction.
1. Download the 5.8MB file “Adobe Photoshop CS4 Optional plug-ins and ReadMe” English, Spanish and French, from this link.
2. Quit both Photoshop and Bridge CS4 if they’re opened.
3. For Photoshop CS4,
drop this file “ContactSheetII.plugin” from the above download (Adobe Photoshop CS4 Content/ English/Goodies/Optional plug-ins/Automate/ContactSheetII.plugin)
into “Automate” folder (//Applications/Adobe Photoshop CS4/Plug-ins/Automate)
4. For Bridge CS4,
Drop this file “photoshop_contact_sheet_II.jsx“ (//Adobe Photoshop CS4 Content/English/Goodies/ Optional plug-ins/Bridge Startup Scripts/photoshop_contact_sheet_II.jsx)
into “Adobe Photoshop” folder ( //Library/Application support/Adobe/Startup Scripts CS4/Adobe Photoshop)
5. Launch Photoshop CS4 , File/Automate/contact sheet II
6. Launch Bridge CS4, Tools/Photoshop/Contact sheet II
The above instruction was tested with Mac OS 10.5.6 Leopard & Windows 7.
Posted on June 19, 2009, in Web Dev and tagged Missing plug-in ContactSheetII in Adobe Photoshop CS4. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.