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Explorer ,
Sep 23, 2018

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I need help with something that I have not found in the forum. The instructions for making a contact sheet are quite clear, but I end up with nothing but a blank frame on screen, no matter which options I choose. I have placed copies of all the photos in one folder, making sure that it contains nothing else, like thumbs.db, etc. After File | Automate | Contact Sheet | OK, the Layers Panel shows the names of  all the photos as being loaded, but the icons all show as transparent layers, while the resulting Contact Sheet II in the Work Area, is blank/white.

I tried saving this as a .psd & reopening -- still blank.  PS 19.1.5.  Windows 10.

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Hi,

Please update Bridge to CC2018 version 8.1

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Contact Sheet Blank

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Sep 23, 2018

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I need help with something that I have not found in the forum. The instructions for making a contact sheet are quite clear, but I end up with nothing but a blank frame on screen, no matter which options I choose. I have placed copies of all the photos in one folder, making sure that it contains nothing else, like thumbs.db, etc. After File | Automate | Contact Sheet | OK, the Layers Panel shows the names of  all the photos as being loaded, but the icons all show as transparent layers, while the resulting Contact Sheet II in the Work Area, is blank/white.

I tried saving this as a .psd & reopening -- still blank.  PS 19.1.5.  Windows 10.

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Hi,

Please update Bridge to CC2018 version 8.1

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Sep 23, 2018

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I have found that starting in Photoshop is a little flakey and slow so I tend to initiate the process in Bridge. An advantage is that you just select the images you want to include and don't have to make a new folder.

In Bridge:

  1. Select the images using Shift or Ctrl/Cmd
  2. Tools > Photoshop > Contact Sheet II
  3. Pick your output settings (note top left of dialog box):
    Screenshot 2018-09-23 08.44.11.png
  4. When you click on OK, the contact sheet will open in Photoshop.

~Barb

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Sep 23, 2018

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Hi There

Another option from Bridge is using the Output Module in Adobe Bridge,

Select all the images in adobe Bridge and drag  drop, you have many controls to modify the layout

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Explorer ,
Sep 23, 2018

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Thanks for the Bridge suggestion.  However the

  1. Tools > Photoshop > Contact Sheet II

gave me the same result --  a number of transparent layers that collapse to a blank, white layer. I have successfully tried every other choice in the Tools | Photoshop menu -- only the Contact Sheet II is problematic.

Another option from Bridge is using the Output Module in Adobe Bridge, 

In Bridge 2017, I have no Output Module.

There is either something wrong with PS and Bridge, considering that I get the same result with both, or I am missing something.

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Hi,

Please update Bridge to CC2018 version 8.1

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Sep 30, 2018

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Thank you. Updating fixed the Contact Sheet problem.

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I had the same issue (the contact sheet II being blank) until I moved the folder of pictures which I used for the contact sheet  from the third party cloud to my documents folder.

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