How to import multiple images as layers in a Photoshop document

Quite often, I find myself needing to layer multiple images into the same Photoshop document. Up until quite recently, I used to do this by opening all of the images in Photoshop, then dragging and dropping them one at a time into the same document.

As slow and monotonous as this approach may have been, it was the only way I knew how. That was until fairly recently, when I needed to do this with quite a large number of images, and decided it was finally time to look into a more efficient approach.

What I found was something I wish I had years ago; Photoshop's 'Load Files into Stack' script.

Using this script, you can import dozens of images into a single Photoshop document with just a couple of clicks.

How it's done

Open Photoshop and go to File > Scripts > Load Files into Stack.

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Click Browse and select the files you want to import. If you already have the images you want to use open, just click Add Open Files.

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Once you've done that, click OK and within a couple of seconds you'll have a layered Photoshop document containing all of your images.

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