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FrameShop is a script for Adobe Photoshop designed to give the photographer/artist a variety of mat and frame styles for displaying digital images on the Web. The initial version of the FrameShop script (v0.9) was described in detail in an earlier post on this blog. This new version (v0.9.5) runs on Photoshop CS5 and CS6, and has several new features:
- Colors are selected using the Adobe Color Picker rather than color presets
- Text positions are set by default to EXIF left, Title center and Signature right, all on the mat under the image
- GPS latitude, longitude and elevation have been added to the selectable EXIF text items
- Result can be saved as JPEG, TIFF, PSD, PNG or GIF
- Result can be saved with the same ICC profile as the original file or another profile
- Script runs on a duplicate of the original image and leaves the original image open after running
I have not tested the script with the Adobe Creative Cloud version of Photoshop (yet).
Update (September 9, 2013): The FrameShop script (v0.9.5) has been successfully tested with Adobe Photoshop CC.
Update (August 21, 2013): A newer version of the FrameShop script is now available for CS5 and CS6 here. I highly recommend using the newer version if you are running either CS5 or CS6.
FrameShop is a script for Adobe Photoshop designed to give the photographer a variety of mat and frame styles for displaying digital images on the Web. Unlike the PrintEXIF and GalleryFrame scripts that preceded FrameShop, this script is more versatile and lets the user choose sizes, fonts, text position, colors and styles, offering an (almost) endless number of combinations. Like PrintEXIF, it gives the user the option to display EXIF data in the mat or frame, and like GalleryFrame, it has an option to double the size of the bottom mat dimension (Gallery mat) for a gallery mat style.
I've incorporated automatic lens identification into the latest version of the PrintEXIF script. Previous versions have required either the selection of a Nikon or Canon lens from a drop-down menu or entering a lens description manually. In v4.0 I've taken advantage of the fact that most modern DSLRs write the lens information to the image file's metadata. The user interface now shows the lens ID in the dialog box, if it is available in metadata, and lets the user choose to use that ID or enter the ID manually in a text box.
Adobe Photoshop CS5 was released today. Being a chronic early adopter, I downloaded it and am playing around with the new “magic”. The folks at Adobe have really outdone themselves this time. The Content-Aware Fill feature alone is worth the price of admission.
I have updated and tested the PrintEXIF script (v3.1) to work in Adobe Photoshop CS4, and have tested the GalleryFrame script (v2.0) to confirm that it works in CS4.