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Chapter 11. Saving and Printing Images > Creating a Contact Sheet

Creating a Contact Sheet

You may have lots of photographs downloaded from your digital camera, but because they have unhelpful filenames like 102-0246_IMG.JPG, organizing and sorting them can be a difficult task. And although Photoshop Elements’ File Browser window lets you view and sort through your images, sometimes it’s nice to have a printed hard copy to study and mark up. In traditional photography, contact sheets are created from film negatives and provide a photographer or designer with a collection of convenient thumbnail images organized neatly on a single sheet of film or paper. Photoshop Elements’ Contact Sheet feature works in much the same way. On the Macintosh you create your own collections of thumbnails from the contents of any folder on your desktop, while Windows, taking advantage of the powerful, new Photoshop Elements Organizer, allows you to select photos from groups and collections that you define ahead of time.

To make a contact sheet (Windows):


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