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I would to create a canvas with dozens, perhaps close to 100, polaroid-like photographs strewn about it. I have the image files in one folder. In order to create the canvas, I'd have to import each photo and place it on a Polaroid card layout, save and reimport the Polaroid card into the large canvas. This might take a while.

Is there any way I can automate all, or even part of this process?

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No use to you - but may be of interest to people who look at this question in future - Picasa (from Google) has a facility to produce collages of this type automatically. See… – dav1dsm1th Jan 6 '14 at 23:59

Photoshop scripts are the best way to achieve this I feel. Google "Photoshop scripts polaroid"'s one I found that might just be what you're looking for - Polaroid Generator

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If you're using a Mac, take a look at Automator to help you automate these repetitive tasks. Photoshop Automator Actions is a set of actions that look promising (I haven't tried them) for creating the kind of workflow you're talking about.

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