While you have to hand it to Adobe for creating cutting-edge, industry standard tools like Photoshop CS4 and Elements 7, sometimes they mess stuff up. I know a lot of digiscrappers had their work flow altered when Elements changed from version 5 to 6 and dragging up from the bin no longer simply added a file to the work area but converted it to a smart object – so now any transparent areas in the object took on the background color.
I just got the surprise of my life in Photoshop CS4 when a function I don’t use often but really rely on was gone.
I questioned my sanity because I know where that feature it. And now it’s gone.
I’m talking about the Contact Sheet feature. This is a feature that would allow you to specify the number of rows and columns of pictures, select a folder, and automatically lay them out for you. It is invaluable if you have a bunch of pictures to view and just want quick sheets to look them over.
And now I have to lay them out by hand – old school style?
So I did some digging. Not only did Adobe remove the contact sheet feature, they removed the Extract Tool, Pattern Maker tool, Picture Package, and Web Photo Gallery. Now a lot of these were moved to the Output Module in Bridge. And while we don’t teach digiscrappers to use the Extract tool, it , and these other features, are available in the Goodies folder that comes with all CS installs.
Why didn’t Adobe ask me first?
Did any of you use these tools? Let us know!