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Bridge Automate "Load Files Into Photoshop Layers" For Stacks Into Photoshop Action

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Hello there, I am having a tough time implementing something that will greatly speed up my workflow. Essentially, I need to find a way to automate the "Load Files Into Photoshop Layers" tool in Bridge. As a quick background, I have to make collages for work every now and then. For example, I have an action that makes a 3x3 collage when you give photoshop 9 images. This process isn't automated as I have to load 9 files into photoshop and then run the action. 

It would be ideal if I could give photoshop a stack of files to perform this action. In bridge, I have different stacks that contain 9 photos each in them. I can't wrap my head around how I can tell photoshop to process each stack individually and run only one action per stack. I believe that all I need is a script that takes a stack of photos and makes a new document in photoshop with each image being a unique layer in this document. Then, I would be able to run my script that can make a collage from those layers. If I were to accomplish this, all I would have to do is separate my photos into stacks and run a batch from Bridge into photoshop. Thank you so much for the help!

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Bridge Automate "Load Files Into Photoshop Layers" For Stacks Into Photoshop Action

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Hello there, I am having a tough time implementing something that will greatly speed up my workflow. Essentially, I need to find a way to automate the "Load Files Into Photoshop Layers" tool in Bridge. As a quick background, I have to make collages for work every now and then. For example, I have an action that makes a 3x3 collage when you give photoshop 9 images. This process isn't automated as I have to load 9 files into photoshop and then run the action. 

It would be ideal if I could give photoshop a stack of files to perform this action. In bridge, I have different stacks that contain 9 photos each in them. I can't wrap my head around how I can tell photoshop to process each stack individually and run only one action per stack. I believe that all I need is a script that takes a stack of photos and makes a new document in photoshop with each image being a unique layer in this document. Then, I would be able to run my script that can make a collage from those layers. If I were to accomplish this, all I would have to do is separate my photos into stacks and run a batch from Bridge into photoshop. Thank you so much for the help!

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I'm hoping to automate this feature with photoshop. I would like to take multiple stacks (say 100 of 9 images in each stack) and create a photoshop action that process each stack and create a collage for each stack. Each stack would need to be loaded into photoshop with each image as its own layer. I would like to do this as a batch function so that I wouldnt have to touch photoshop until all stacks are finished. I came up with a separate solution but it isn't perfect and isn't entirely automated. 

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I ultimately need the script to do:

1) find first stack (in Bridge [in selected folder])

2) open as layers in PS

3) run PS action

4) save and close (as jpg)

5) find next stack in Bridge (selected folder) and repeat.

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