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Hi,

I'm not entirely sure if this is possible - but definitely worth asking.

I have a photoshop image - 675 x 320 px. Using guides I've split this into 4 x 2 so the image has 8 boxes. I'm then adding additional pictures as layers so the image is actually 8 images in one.
The images are all exactly the same size filling one of the eight boxes.

What I'd like to be able to do is automate the positioning of any image so it's positioned in any of the eight boxes - as outlined by the guides.  Automate Positioning of layers
The plan would be to have an unlimited number of layers in the psd and very quickly reposition images within the 8 boxes so I can quickly generate different combo images.

Any ideas on how to reduce the legwork on this would be great.

Kind Regards

Andr3wg
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Yes, sort of.

Photoshop Action Script, let's you record the processes that you do to an image. for instance if you start a new script and press the record button, it will record your bringing in an image and  positioning it in one of the sectors.

You would have to either record a separate script for each position, or record multiple scripts that sort the images in various ways.

You then either put all the images that you want to load into a separate folder and run the batch command or select the images in Adobe Bridge and run the batch command.

Other than that, you can write a custom javascript to do it all for you, but that is much more complicated.
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Thanks very much for the response. Will give that a go.
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