PHOTOSHOP - Load files into Artboards

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The new artboard in Photoshop CC 2015 is a great feature for designers, yet I think it has much more potential for photographers.

For the sake of example, I need to retouch some photos for an online-store and I want the products to look identical.
To do that, I would want to load them from Bridge as Linked Objects laid out on a grid into separate artbords.

That way I could have an excellent preview of how the photos will behave on a website (how they work with a different backgrounds, size, crop etc.) and I would be able to match the colors between them perfectly.

Another use-case would be to have a clean and borderless preview of an editorial photoshoot.
With photos laid out in distinct artboards, I could see the flow of images and have a better overview for color grading, and as a bonus I could easily generate the previews for clients with the new export as feature.

Such workflow would reduce the need for working in windows, which have thick borders and shadows and are not as elegant as having borderless artboards.

I think it's a small thing to program that can immensely enhance the workflow and provide amazing value for photographers.
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Hmm, would a script do?
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Absolutely! Just a tiny script in the spirit of "Load files in Photshop layers" that would "Load files in Photoshop Artbord Layers".

It could even load the files into a strip from left to right and use the infinite canvas properties of Artboard instead of a grid: