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Mon, Sep 22, 2014 10:03 AM

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Photoshop: Ability to place multiple documents from File > Place Linked/Place Embedded

Dear,How can i place a batch of linked files into photoshop so i have immediatelly all my pictures on seperate layers and linked...you can use the function "place linked file" but only 1 file at a time and not a complete folder or a selection of files.Thank you for helping.Best regards,Tommy

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162 Points

6 years ago

Try the following...

Drag the files from the finder to the photoshop document while holding down the 'alt'-key.
Seems to works fine.
(checked on a Mac)

Sincerely,

§iegfried

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62 Points

Thanks a lot, Siegfried! Super useful trick

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Thanks, man! You've saved me a lot of nerves and time!

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60 Points

6 years ago

@§iegfried does not work, this method embed always and not linked the original

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3 years ago

The trick is useful but it would still be nice for this to also work via File>Place Linked.

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Jeff, can you please ask the Bridge team to make visible a Place As Linked option? Right now, the only way to go from Br to Ps as linked is through a hidden kbsc. I've been asking for years and they don't seem to understand why this is needed.

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2 years ago

I'm a bit confused by the responses. Is everyone happy with dragging all the files in at once, placing as linked, or would they rather have a Place Gun like InDesign has (and which I'd like)? I'm okay with them stacked on top of each other, but it's far less elegant than being allowed to place them where one wants, one at a time from a place gun, or decided not to place one (skipping it), or rearranging the order in which they get placed.