2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 14, 2008 11:48 AM by Old Toad
BobHoey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I want to print two 5X7 photos on a single 8X11 sheet of photo paper. I followed the help page info:
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+To print one photo multiple times on a single page+

+Select the photo you want to print.+

+Click the Print button.+

+Select the paper size (such as letter-size or legal-size).+

+Select the print size (such as 2 x 3 or 4 x 6).+

+If you want to make the photo a custom size, select Custom.+

+Click the Customize button.+

+Click the Settings button.+

+Select “Multiple of the same photo per page” from the Photos Per Page pop-up menu.+

+iPhoto will zoom and crop the photo to fit the space available. To make a photo appear full-frame, Control-click the photo and choose “Fit Photo to Frame Size” from the menu that appears.+

+Click OK.+

+Click Print.+
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The problem is that if I select 5x7 as the size, then I choose multiple of the same photo per page, it will only display the photo one time. There is ample room to accomodate two 5x7 photos on an 8x11 sheet of paper, so why is this option not available.

If I reduce the size to 4x6, it will display the photo twice on the page, but even that is not acceptable, since the perimeter boarder of the two photos is substantially larger than the border between the pictures.

One should be able to move the pictures around, similarly to the way we can move pictures around on a Pages sheet.

Am I missing something? Is there some way to do what I want and if not, WHY?

intel iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (67,040 points)
    THis works fine for me - either printing two different 5 x 7 photos (both landscape) on a letter sheet or two of the same 5 x 7 photo (again a landscape photo) on one page

    So somehow you are missing something although your workflow sound perfect (and I learned that you can right click and modify the photo which is new to me)

    If you do not see what is going on try deleting the iPhoto preferences (user ==> library ==> preferences ==> com.apple.iphoto.plist) - you will have to reset any preferences you have modified

    LN
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (127,555 points)
    Bob:

    Welcome to the Apple Discussions. Make sure you have 5x7 selected in the Print Size and Letter selected in the Page size. I just ran thru the steps and mistakenly selected 5x7 in the Paper size instead of Letter and got what you did. It's an easy mistake to make. I went back and made sure I had letter and 5x7 selected in the first window and that made the difference.




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