2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 25, 2007 12:51 PM by Old Toad
fluke101 Level 1 (0 points)
I've recently purchased my first ever Macbook and one of my first jobs in iPhoto is printing a photo to a custom size i.e. 35mm x 45mm - without much success. I can't see an option to select/create a non standard photo size. Any advice. Thanks.

MacBook   Mac OS X (10.4.10)  

MacBook   Mac OS X (10.4.10)  
  • PhillyPhan Level 5 (5,440 points)
    I never really thought about it until I saw your post. I tried on my machine and I can create custom sizes in Page Setup. However, I suspect that it's a printer function (I have a Canon Pixma IP4200).
  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,522 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Discussions. I think you're going to have to use a 3rd party editor to create the size you want and print. There are a number of possibilities. Go to VersionTracker.com and do a search for "image editor" and you'll get a lot of possible candidates.

    Do you Twango?

    TIP: For insurance against the iPhoto database corruption that many users have experienced I recommend making a backup copy of the Library6.iPhoto database file and keep it current. If problems crop up where iPhoto suddenly can't see any photos or thinks there are no photos in the library, replacing the working Library6.iPhoto file with the backup will often get the library back. By keeping it current I mean backup after each import and/or any serious editing or work on books, slideshows, calendars, cards, etc. That insures that if a problem pops up and you do need to replace the database file, you'll retain all those efforts. It doesn't take long to make the backup and it's good insurance.

    I've written an Automator workflow application (requires Tiger), iPhoto dB File Backup, that will copy the selected Library6.iPhoto file from your iPhoto Library folder to the Pictures folder, replacing any previous version of it. You can download it at Toad's Cellar. Be sure to read the Read Me pdf file.