Printing N-Up Photos

iPhoto's fourth printing style looks and works much like the Contact Sheet style covered previously, but lets you pick exactly how many photos you want to appear on the page: 2, 4, 6, 9, or 16 (Figure 6.7).

Figure 6.7. iPhoto's N-Up style lets you pick how many photos will appear on the page from the Photos Per Page pop-up menu.

Uses for N-Up prints:

  • Full-page layouts of photos with even margins.

  • Anything for which you might use the Contact Sheet style.


  • If you select only one photo when using the N-Up style, iPhoto replicates the photo in as many spots on the page as are available. That's handy for wallet photos.

  • To print multiple copies of the same image on each page, select the One Photo Per Page checkbox.

  • If you see a yellow warning icon on a photo in the Print dialog, try increasing the number of photos per page to print the photos at a smaller size.

N-Up vs. Contact Sheet

The N-Up and Contact Sheet styles differ in three important ways:

  • The Contact Sheet style now supports printing titles underneath photos, which isn't true of the N-Up style.

  • With the N-Up style, you pick how many photos will appear on the page, whereas with Contact Sheet you pick how many columns of photos will print on the page.

  • The N-Up style does a better job of spacing photos out so they fill the entire page. The Contact Sheet style can leave a large bottom margin.

Whether you use N-Up or Contact Sheet depends on precisely what you're trying to achieve, since their printing styles are very similar.

iPhoto 6 for Mac OS X. Visual QuickStart Guide
iPhoto 6 for Mac OS X
ISBN: 0321423313
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 225
Authors: Adam Engst

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