Printing Paper Images

Charlie, the high school student, is creating a class presentation about the ceramic process. Since his school's hardware is limited, he has chosen to make a poster for a short lecture he will give in the classroom. As with all projects, it starts with albums of photosin this case, the album called Ceramic Process.

Once Charlie has opened the album, he's going to print 4-by-6-inch copies of each image using the Print Photos option at the bottom of the screen.


Select an album.

If you don't select any photos, iPhoto will print all the images in the album by default. If you select one or more photos from within an album, it's those photos that will be prepared for printing.


Click Print.

The Print button is located in the bar of output options along the bottom of the iPhoto window.

Clicking Print brings up a printing window that allows you to choose a printer, set the margins, and choose the number of copies you want. There are also advanced options you can access from this window, if you have specific printing requirements.


Advanced options include print settings (picking a type of paper, printing with draft quality or photo quality) and iPhoto settings (printing smaller than 8 ½-by-11 paper, printing multiple copies of a single print on each page, printing contact sheets).


Print a copy of the first photo.

Charlie printed all the photos in the album. High-quality prints tend to take longer to come out of the printer than those of lower quality. Using the advanced options, Charlie set the print quality to correspond to the type (and quality) of paper he's printing onplain white paper. For a high school report, the image quality doesn't need to be professional caliber.

Charlie's advanced options are specific to his printer.


Use scissors or a paper cutter to cleanly chop up the print (if required) or trim borders for a clean, report-ready style.

Charlie added captions to his photographs, using information he researched about the ceramic process. He used a word-processing program to type up the captions, set the width of the columns to that of the photos, and used a font that looked legible and academic. Probably the most challenging part of his process was manually assembling the poster.

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    Year: 2005
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