Printing Photos with Elements

Photoshop Elements puts your printing choices in your hands (and in your mouse). You can either go for quick and simple prints or get as fancy as you like, precisely positioning your photos on paper, adding borders, and so on. You can print photos at home (Section 16.1.1), or prepare them in Elements and send them off to Kodak’s EasyShare service (Section 16.11).

When you print at home, you can start the process right from the Editor window, which is convenient if you happen to be working in the Editor. When you’re done editing a photo, simply choose File → Page Setup and follow the instructions in the next section to print it. No need to make a side trip to the Organizer.

All Picasa’s settings for your print job are in this window’s left panel. You can choose a layout, decide whether or not to crop your photos to fit a standard photo format, and adjust your printer settings. Use the + and − buttons to set the number of prints you want.

Figure 16-4. All Picasa’s settings for your print job are in this window’s left panel. You can choose a layout, decide whether or not to crop your photos to fit a standard photo format, and adjust your printer settings. Use the + and − buttons to set the number of prints you want.

Note

The Editor lets you print only one photo at a time. To print multiple photos (including contact sheets) you must use the Organizer, as described in Section 16.4.2.

Previewing and Printing from the Editor

Before you actually print your photos, you need to make sure they’re set up for great-looking prints. For example, a photo must have enough resolution to produce a good quality print. The bigger the print, ...

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