6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 15, 2013 2:11 PM by hotwheels 22
hotwheels 22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

i want to print my contact sheet in the order that i have manually organized them. i have the Project set to "Manual" but i seem to be missing a setting in the print dialog. is there a way to do this? should i create an album first or something?

 

i have tried to do a google search on this with terms like "manual" and "contact sheet" and "printing" and "aperture" and this is basically a black hole. also, i am not seeing anthing in the help explaining how to control the order of the prints in contact sheets.

 

thanks for any help


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1)
  • 1. Re: print images in contacts in Manual order?
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,730 points)

    Jon,

    I do not see where the problem is. Maybe I am missing something.

     

    When I am arraging images in a project manually and then select them all and use the command ⌘P to print the selection as a contact sheet, they will be printed in this order by default. No option necessary.

     

    How are you trying to print your contact sheet?

     

    Maybe we are having different Aperture version? I tried this in version 3.4.5 with Mt. Lion 10.8.4.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • 2. Re: print images in contacts in Manual order?
    Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,945 points)

    Jon -- note that you must select the first Image before using "Select All".  Aperture uses the order selected to lay out the contact sheet.

     

    You can verify this yourself:

    • Select the last Image, then run "select all", then print and select "Contact Sheet".  The last Image will be first.
    • Select the first Image, then run "select all", then print and select "Contact Sheet".  The first Image will be first.
    • Select no Image, then ...
  • 3. Re: print images in contacts in Manual order?
    hotwheels 22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    hi leonie.

     

    thanks i am on 6.05 and on Lion.

     

    this was an uber annoying issue. i had images set to "Manual" since i arranged them in order of how they needed to show up (and print out) and then i basically had to fiddle around by changing from Manual to "by Date" or whatever and then going back to Manual - and i just keep testing by going to Print until they showed up in the correct "Manual" order.

     

    totally annoying and totally weird since there did not seem to be any rational explanation for how they were showing up out of Manual order. i mean, they did not seem to show up in By Date order or By Name order or whatever but to be honest i wasn't trying to determine this necessarily.

     

    also, i tried to set the rows and columns in a set order by doing rows from 6 down to 3 and then columns from 6 down to 3 because it /almost/ seemed like doing this in some order would keep them organized by Manual.

     

    anyway, i thought i was missing some setting in the Print Dialog that would tell it to print in Manual order and then i started to think that i had some sort of page order setting wrong.

     

    finally got them printed out but i guess i will have to try and figure this out next time because it is not very efficient.

     

    THANKS

  • 4. Re: print images in contacts in Manual order?
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,730 points)

    You are welcome, Jon. Kirby's post is the missing link. Always select the image you want to start with first.

     

    thanks i am on 6.05 and on Lion.

      6.0.5 is your Safari version, right?

  • 5. Re: print images in contacts in Manual order?
    hotwheels 22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    oh. christ.

     

    thanks kirby.

     

    i have to assume this was it.

     

    that's a fun one!

  • 6. Re: print images in contacts in Manual order?
    hotwheels 22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks as always leonie.

     

    yeah, i was typing that and wondering what was going on. 3.4.1. is my version of aperture...updating now so thanks for the heads up here as well...

     

    cheers!