Printing Standard Prints

iPhoto's sixth and final printing style prints photos in five standard sizes: 2" x 3", 3" x 5", 4" x 6", 5" x 7", and 8" x 10" (Figure 6.11).

Figure 6.11. iPhoto's Standard Prints style enables you to print photos at traditional sizes so they fit in standard frames and photo albums.

Uses for standard prints:

  • Print photos for inclusion in traditional photo albums.

  • Frame your pictures using standard frame sizes.


  • Either crop photos to the right aspect ratio before printing or select the Zoom and Crop checkbox; otherwise iPhoto shrinks the images proportionally to fit, increasing the white borders.

  • If you are printing more than one 2" x 3", 3" x 5", 4" x 6", or 5" x 7" photo, deselect the One Photo Per Page checkbox to print two per page, thus saving paper.

  • If you want multiple copies of each photo, click the Duplicate arrows to increase or decrease the number of copies to print.

  • To print on paper of unusual sizes, you must select the desired paper size from the Paper pop-up menu. You may see the better results by using the Full Page style instead; my printer doesn't completely fill 4" x 6" paper when I use iPhoto's 4" x 6" option in Standard Prints.

  • If you see a yellow warning icon on an 8" x 10" print, see if you get the warning icon in the Full Page style as well. If not, the warning is probably spurious; otherwise pick a smaller print size.

Printing Borderless

The Borderless checkbox in Figure 6.11 above isn't available for me because my printer doesn't support borderless printing. If yours does, you can select it to print on special paper that matches with the standard print sizes.

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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