7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 28, 2013 12:38 PM by LINDA CATE
LINDA CATE Level 2 Level 2 (340 points)

Running Mountain Lion, using iPhoto '11 Version 9.4.3. My printer is an HP Photosmart C6180. I can't figure out if I did it before with this setup. Maybe I should try from the printer's settings, but can't rem how to get there, sorry, I have CRS


Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Samsung Display
  • 1. Re: Can I still create a photo collage to print at home
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,660 points)

    Are you printing from iPhoto? What is CRS? Can you print from any other application?  Since iPhoto doesn't do collages how did you create it?

     

    What's happening when you try to print?

     

    OT

  • 2. Re: Can I still create a photo collage to print at home
    LINDA CATE Level 2 Level 2 (340 points)

    Yes, Old Toad, I am trying to print from iPhoto. (If you have to ask the meaning of CRS, you must already , since I believe you're older than I am, have it, Can't Remember S%$#.) I will give the HP application a try as soon as I find my manual in my drawer. Found it, no, nothing in it. The last time I am sure I did collages, I was still using my eMac, and an Epson printer. I used AppleWorks Painting. I had been trying to create pages of family pix to send to my sibs. You helped me out then. BTW, they came out great. The Epson had multiple creative apps, as did the old iPhoto.  Hmm, Page Setup isn't under file anymore, dang. That's where i used to be able to choose multiple photos per page? Oh, phooey. Give me back my ancient iPhoto!  I now recall the last time I printed multiple photos on one page, without borders, with my Windows laptop. I am not setting that whole thing up.  I can print single photos per page, or do a contact sheet, enlarging the photos using the column slider to lower the number of columns, thereby enlarging the pix, but I can't get them to come out very big. Well over an inch of white between the pix on my letter size paper. Doesn't resemble a collage at all. I was going to add a photo of one collage, but I just found out the pix of my creations aren't even in my current iPhoto library, yikes! I have some work to do.                 

  • 3. Re: Can I still create a photo collage to print at home
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,660 points)

    Make sure you've installed the latest HP drivers from Apple: HP Printer Drivers v.2.16.1 for OS X

  • 4. Re: Can I still create a photo collage to print at home
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,660 points)

    For collages I use Pages.   It's very easy to drag photos from iPhoto into a Pages layour, resize and postion them where you want.  Then print from Pages.

     

    Another app is  OmniGraffle.  In the demo mode you can add 10 items to a layout.  I have an old version which I used to create this 96 photo, 20 x 30 collage:

     

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  • 5. Re: Can I still create a photo collage to print at home
    LINDA CATE Level 2 Level 2 (340 points)

    I'm downloading the drivers now. Thanks. Are either of these apps free? That 96 pic one looks fabulous. I could do years of family get-togethers in one spread! Although, I can't print that large a size. I use letter size paper to print things for my Mom in the Home, then slip them into plastic page protectors and tack them on the wall by her bed. Whenever I bring her new things, I put the older ones into her album binder. I have tried to find out about Pages, but I think it is expensive? Well, for me anyway. I'll look at OmniGraffle, I like the name.

  • 6. Re: Can I still create a photo collage to print at home
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,660 points)

    Pages is part of the iWork suite of apps and must be purchased via the App Store @ $19.99. OmniGraffle can be used in the demo mode for up to 10 items.

     

    Between the two, Pages is easier to use.

  • 7. Re: Can I still create a photo collage to print at home
    LINDA CATE Level 2 Level 2 (340 points)

    I checked out the new Apple App Store, many free apps. I chose a painting app and a Collage it app. So far, no SNAFU.