A contact sheet is a single print containing multiple images, traditionally created from a roll of film. Photographers use contact sheets to preview photos before choosing which ones to print. If you want to create a contact sheet for yourself or a client, you can do so using the tools included in the Windows operating system. You can print your contact sheet as a PDF for easy sharing via email or the Internet.
Organize the photos that you want to include in your contact sheet into a single folder. After you have done this, open the folder containing the images.
Press "CTRL" and "A" to highlight all of the images. Click "Print" in the toolbar located at the top of the folder.
Drag the scroll bar on the right all the way down. Click "Contact Sheet" to select the contact sheet layout.
Click on the drop-down menu labeled "Printer" and select your PDF printer. If you don't have a PDF printer driver installed, there are many free options available online.
Select your paper size and image quality from the drop-down menus. Paper size determines how many photos you can fit onto your contact sheet. Standard letter-sized paper will hold 35 images, legal-sized paper will hold 45 images and tabloid-sized paper will hold 60 images.
Click "Print" to generate your PDF file. Give it a name and save it in your desired location.