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Question: When placing photos in a book template how can I reduce the size to fit

This drives me nuts. In Photos for Mac when I place a photo in a designated place/frame in a book template I can only increase the size/magnification. I can't seem to find a way within the book making process that lets me shrink the image to fit in the frame. Do I have to go to the trouble of reducing the size of all the book images before selecting them to put in the book? This would mean I would have to create duplicates. Please tell me it isn't so...

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You probably need to use a different theme. The option "fit to frame" is not available for all themes, see:

Arrange photos on a book page in Photos on Mac - Apple Support

Fit an entire photo within a frame: Control-click the photo and choose Fit Photo to Frame. (This command isn’t available for all themes.)

Try the "Picture Book" theme , for example. In "Simple Shots" you cannot fit the photos to the frame.

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Mar 11, 2018 11:49 AM in response to John Mather In response to John Mather

Many themes have fit to frame (place the photo and right click - control click - on it and select fit to frame


Some frames do not so if the theme you are using does not have fit to frame then you will have to either change themes or duplicate the photos in Photos (command D - which does not create a second photo but just creates a second non-destrective edit list so it does not increase disk usage) and crop to the correct ratio


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Mar 11, 2018 11:49 AM in response to John Mather In response to John Mather

You probably need to use a different theme. The option "fit to frame" is not available for all themes, see:

Arrange photos on a book page in Photos on Mac - Apple Support

Fit an entire photo within a frame: Control-click the photo and choose Fit Photo to Frame. (This command isn’t available for all themes.)

Try the "Picture Book" theme , for example. In "Simple Shots" you cannot fit the photos to the frame.

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Mar 11, 2018 11:49 AM in response to John Mather In response to John Mather

Many themes have fit to frame (place the photo and right click - control click - on it and select fit to frame


Some frames do not so if the theme you are using does not have fit to frame then you will have to either change themes or duplicate the photos in Photos (command D - which does not create a second photo but just creates a second non-destrective edit list so it does not increase disk usage) and crop to the correct ratio


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Mar 11, 2018 11:53 AM in response to John Mather In response to John Mather

Thanks léonie and LarryHN! Right click. Duh. Also in that same menu you can edit the photo in Photos editing suite. That let's you do most adjustments while still in the book module.

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Mar 11, 2018 12:11 PM in response to John Mather In response to John Mather

Also in that same menu you can edit the photo in Photos editing suite. That let's you do most adjustments while still in the book module.

Right! And while you are in edit mode, you can open the Info panel of the photo. This let's you see the title, the place, the date of the photo, and you can copy and paste the title to the text field on the book page. It is the only way to access the metadata of a photo, while you are working on a book and want to add captions to the book pages.

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