Photoshop: How can I add 200 JPG files in CC Library?

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This is not as simple as it seems. Rules of the game.

1) To add 200 pictures from pc folder into the library, which is created. You do not want a separate new.
2) It's a lot of pictures. You do not want to do it manually.
3) You can use Photoshop features, or Web interface.
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Jaroslav Bereza

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  • bad UX

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pardon.. Huh?  please restate question this does not make sense.
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The question is: I have 200 JPG files in my folder in Windows. And I would like to add all of them into my CC library panel. How can I do it?
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This is why we all want Adobe Bridge to be integrated with Libraries. So there is more "asset management" type of controls for these libraries. Unless you are referring to your Creative Cloud files. That you can just move into your CC folder and sync for upload. But that's not in-app libraries, that's just to get them in your Creative Cloud account.


As a workaround, you could import all your jpgs as layers into a single document. Then write an action to press the "add graphic" to library button. Then tell the action to move up one layer, and press the "add graphic" button again. Then it'll just keep repeating until it runs out of layers.

Hope that helps,

Mark Heaps
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I've asked the Libraries folks about this, so will let you know if they have a good solution or if it's something on their radar. I tried from he web interface and that didn't work either. The best I could come up with is similar to Mark:

1) File > Scripts > Load Files into Stack (retains the file name)
2) Create another script or modify the Load Files into Stack to convert all the layers into individual Smart Objects
3) Then choose "Create New Library" from document to suck in all the Smart Objects
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Sounds like straight drag & drop support for multiple files in on the Libraries team radar as a feature that's under consideration.
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...or another reason to have Bridge become our interface for digital asset management in Libraries, CC Folder, and local directories, or FTP/SMB/CIFS access. :)
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Yes, I've dealt with it, as you have described. As you can see, it is really not a smooth solution. :-) 
It amazes me that I can not manage library content through a web interface.

I am opening Bridge rarly. However, if it would have something useful, I would use it more.