5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 5, 2013 4:11 AM by léonie
Philippine Swing Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)

Lightroom has a handy feature which allows the user to print to a file.  I prefer to use Aperture, can this be done in Aperture?

 

My projects are typically about 250 images.  I would like to create an A4 picture package with two photos per page and output them to a file preferabley pdf or jpg.

  • 1. Re: Print to a File
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,640 points)

    You can use the "Print to pdf", that is available in mac applications.

     

    Select all images in your project, and then use the command "File > Print".

    Set the layout as you want the pages to appear:

    Screen Shot 2013-04-05 at 07.14.21.PNG

    Then press the "Print" button.

    In the "Print" dialogue select the "PDF" drop-down menu in the lower left corner and select "Save to pdf".

    Screen Shot 2013-04-05 at 07.16.50.PNG

    Regards

    Léonie

  • 2. Re: Print to a File
    Philippine Swing Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)

    leonieDF

     

    Thank you for taking the time to provide such a comprehensive response.  Indeed that works however the resultant file is 2.8Gb.  I'm hoping for something like 30-40Mb.  I know I can export the images and reduce them at the same time. Then reimport them as smaller files and then follow your advice to print to a pdf but its a long roundabout way to do something simple.  I wonder if there is a simpler way?

     

    Roderick

  • 3. Re: Print to a File
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,640 points)

    Roderick, have you tried to change the Print Resolution in the "Rendering" brick of the Print-panel?

     

    When I do not use the option "Auto", but set it to a smaller dpi-value, for example 72 dpi, I can reduce the file size considerably. A file printed with "Auto" at 168 MB was reduced to 5 MB.

    Screen Shot 2013-04-05 at 11.50.36.png

    Regards

    Léonie

  • 4. Re: Print to a File
    Philippine Swing Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)

    Leonie,

     

    That provided me with a finished file of 125Mb and acceptably sharp images.  I think I am going to be happy with that.  Thank you very much for your patience, its very much appreciated.

  • 5. Re: Print to a File
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,640 points)

    You are welcome, Roderick.

    Glad to help.