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How to Make a Contact Sheet

by TurboCollage Team | Last updated Jul. 21, 2016

Make Contact Sheet

Contact Sheets, sometimes known as proof sheets, contact prints, and index sheets, put together thumbnails of photos from a shoot, a holiday, an event or similar.

They have many applications, for example photographers often use them to put photos from a shoot into one sheet which can be passed on to clients for selection of best photos.

How do you make a contact sheet?

In this post we will show you how to make 2 types of contact sheets — simple sheets where thumbnails are rectangular and those where thumbnails are in a particular shape.

Before we get started, download and install TurboCollage. It takes less than a minute to download and complete the installation. Download here.

Make a Simple Contact Sheet

Simple Contact Sheet

Steps to design a contact sheet:

1. Open TurboCollage and set your collage to use picture pile pattern.

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2. Add pictures that you want to appear in your sheet.

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3. Use the “spreadout to regular arrangement” control at the bottom as shown in the screenshot below.

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4. Make all pictures horizontal using the tool shown in screenshot below.

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Make a Contact Sheet with Thumbnails in a given Shape

Contact Sheet

Steps to design a contact sheet with thumbnails in a given shape:

1. Open TurboCollage and set your collage to use advanced pile pattern.

2. Add pictures that you want to appear in your sheet. By default, pictures are set in circle shape.

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3. Select all your pictures to use a shape using the tool shown in screenshot below. In this case we use octagon shape.

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4. Use the “spreadout to regular arrangement” control at the bottom as shown in the screenshot below.

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Here’s a video that demonstrates creation of a contact sheet:

You can learn more about creating collages with shapes here.

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