I'm trying to automate the process of creating a 3-photo collage.

So far I've automated placing 3 photos and 'clipping' them to the right size (see below) via a Photoshop Action.

My question is if I can automatically open the next 3 photos in a folder into this template and save it. I already tried duplicating the template, opening all duplicates and Automate/Batch-ing the action on all open files. This works but results in the same 3 photos in all collages.


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If you plan to automate processes in Photoshop often I would suggest looking into writing custom scripts for photoshop [http://www.adobe.com/devnet/photoshop/scripting.html]. I also suggest posting this question in Stack Overflow for programming questions. In addition, if you only need this one task done you could probably go to a freelancing site and get the job hired out.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks Cody! I will ask it in the programming section :) \$\endgroup\$
    – mat
    Apr 15, 2016 at 11:28
  • \$\begingroup\$ @mat Photoshop Actions can't handle conditional operations like choosing next 3 photos in a folder. It is only possible via scripting. \$\endgroup\$
    – lightproof
    Jun 5, 2017 at 8:57

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