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Dinarius

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Ive created some contact sheets in CS 6.

The file names are longer than the two lines of file name that is produced over the four rows x five columns.

So, each file name ends in ..... even with the smallest 4 point Font size selected.

Is there a way of ensuring that the entire file name is legible? E.g. can I increase the number of lines of file name so that the entire file name can be seen?

Thanks.

D.
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Jeffrey Saldinger

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Re: Creating Contact Sheets with long file names, in Photoshop
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2018, 10:17:50 AM »

I use Lightroom, not Photoshop, for my contact sheets, but maybe my approach will offer you something.

I too wanted complete file names as well as (sometimes) e.g. virtual copy number, file dimensions, ISO, etc.  My solution was to make a print template of 1 column x [n] rows, with the cell size height made to comfortably accommodate n and width made as large as possible (this gives the full width of the paper available for the information that is to be printed).  I have templates for n=6 through n=15.

Depending on the length of the information to be printed, more columns than just one will work also.

I do this almost always on 8-1/2 x 11 paper, when I want an inventory for the prints in a certain folder or box.  One could of course have a template for larger images printed on larger paper.
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Re: Creating Contact Sheets with long file names, in Photoshop
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2018, 08:49:13 AM »

Thanks.

I sorted the problem by changing the canvas size in the CS6 Contact Sheet dialog to something big enough to show all the file name, and in a font that is easily legible.

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Re: Creating Contact Sheets with long file names, in Photoshop
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2018, 08:52:08 AM »

Thanks for letting me know.
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