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iLife '04: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

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Printing from iPhoto

When you choose File Print (

Printing from iPhoto

-P) in iPhoto, you’re presented with iPhoto’s own private version of the Print command, with six photo-specific printing options at your disposal: Standard Prints, Full Page, Greeting Cards, Contact Sheet, N-Up, and Sampler.

Each of these six printing styles is discussed in detail below.

Standard-Sized Prints

Use this method to print out photos that conform to standard photo sizes, like 5 x 7 or 8 x 10. This is especially useful if you intend to mount your printed photos in store-bought picture frames, which are designed to handle photos in these standard dimensions.

  1. Select the thumbnail(s) of the photo(s) you want to print.

    Alternatively, you can open the photo in Edit mode before you print it; the Print command is accessible in all of iPhoto’s modes. You can also select more than one photo—a good idea if you want to get the most out of your expensive inkjet paper (see step 5). Just highlight the ones you want, using the techniques described on page 106.

  2. Choose File Print, or press Standard-Sized Prints-P.

    The iPhoto Print dialog box appears.

  3. From the Style pop-up menu, choose Standard Prints.

    This is the factory setting, but if you’ve been printing other formats, you may have to switch it back.

  4. Using the Size buttons, choose the print size you want.

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