3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 4, 2008 5:26 PM by Nancy Hodges
The Chris Level 1 (0 points)
It seems to me that it should be easier to print greeting cards yourself from iPhoto. I have tried many ways and there are no options to adjust the print size. No one makes paper the correct size, and printing on a Letter sized page doesn't work. In fact, it seems to crop the bottom of the page off even printing on a larger paper.

Has anyone had luck printing cards? The idea of ordering them seems absurd.

MacBook Pro 17" 2.4 GHZ, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,423 points)
    Yes, the card feature is designed to encourage ordering thru Apple. If you have a 3rd party image editor that handles layers, like Photoshop Elements for Mac, you can follow Tutorial #8 to print cards.

    Happy Holidays

    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 created 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. It's compatible with iPhoto 08 libraries and Leopard. iPhoto does not have to be closed to run the application, just idle. You can download it at Toad's Cellar. Be sure to read the Read Me pdf file.
  • KRitchie Level 2 (485 points)
    I can't get this to work. When you chose to Print PDF to iPhoto the Import Photos into iPhoto action in the menu bar never ends. I can't find a dialog anywhere. I have to force quit the Automator Launcher in Activity Monitor.

    Printing in iPhoto 08 is confusing.


    Message was edited by: KRitchie

    Update: After force quit of the Automator action it worked.
  • Nancy Hodges Level 1 (0 points)
    Old Toad,
    Tutorial #8 is absolutely, totally cool. You are so smart! Thanks so much.