MacMost Now 556: iPhoto Printing Tricks

iPhoto's printing capability is pretty basic, unless you look closely. You can print multiple photos on a page, print multiple copies of the same photo, or even copies of the same photo with different adjustments applied to each copy. You can also print single pages from iphoto books to make more interesting printouts.

Comments: 13 Responses to “MacMost Now 556: iPhoto Printing Tricks”

    Nina
    8 years ago

    VERY helpful, Gary. Thanks.

    rick
    8 years ago

    Very nice. Thanks. Question…is there any way to print…say a 4 by 6 or 5 by 7
    photo with any options for printing in iPhoto? Know you can print columns but is there a way to print specific sizes? Say I wanted to print a page of 2 by 2 of the same photo….can this be done? thanks, again
    Rick

      8 years ago

      Do you mean inches? 4×6 inches? That sort of thing? I’d think what you would do is to get 4×6 inch photo paper. Then choose that paper size in the original print dialog that comes up.

    Joe W
    8 years ago

    I print 4×6 inch prints all the time with iPhoto. My HP printer even has a seperate paper tray for 4×6 photo paper. Yes, choose 4×6 as the paper size, just make sure you choose the borderless option.

    Johndr
    8 years ago

    Costco will make 4×6 prints for $.13 each

      8 years ago

      Ouch. That’s actually very expensive. Apple sells them for 12 cents, and that is expensive too. I’ve seen them for as little as 5 cents. But 9 cents is more common.

    Jodie
    8 years ago

    Love this tutorial! Thank you

    Aimee
    8 years ago

    Can you change the size of the simple border? I want to print four photos that take up the whole page rather than have a large border around them.

    Thanks

      8 years ago

      Do you mean the margin around the outside of the page? If so, then that is usually limited by your printer. Some printers have a large merging, while others specialize in being able to print to the edge of a page.
      If you mean the style for printing in iPhoto, just experiment. There are so many settings as you can see in this video. So try some others. (Print to PDF to experiment without wasting paper).

    Dan
    7 years ago

    Thanks for the vid but you haven’t explained how to “print multiple copies of the same photo” as per the vid description. My printer drinks ink like crazy so i like to batch up printing to stop it cleaning in between each print. So i select say 6 photos to print but want 4 of the 2nd and say 3 of the 5th. I can’t find a way of doing this without duplicating the photo which is a pain. Any ideas?
    Thanks.

      7 years ago

      I think you should watch the video again. I start talking about printing multiple copies of the same photo on one sheet at about 2:10.

    CB Wiles
    7 years ago

    How do you change the color of the photo border when designing a book in iPhoto “11?
    Thanks

      7 years ago

      I haven’t tried all of the different themes, but I’d imagine there isn’t a border color setting. It just is what it is. The idea is for them to be easy to use and quick — so limited settings.

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