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Print multiple photos in iPhoto Apps
Not much of a hint, but this was new to me. I was showing my Mom how to use iPhoto after copying a few hundred photos to her Mac. There were four adjacent photos she wanted to get on the screen by themselves, so we diddled with the size adjustments until we got it to her liking. I was assuming she just wanted to do some side-by-side comparisons, but she said "OK, that looks good - print that."

I was about to explain that we would probably need to paste the photos into Pages or TextEdit and resize to get a good looking page to print, when I thought of something that might be worth a shot. Selecting the photos to print (they don't need to be adjacent) and using the N-Up settings in the Print dialog did exactly what she wanted.

I suspect most people already knew this, but maybe it will help someone.
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Print multiple photos in iPhoto
Authored by: giulio on Jan 04, '07 08:19:18AM

I find that a lot of Apple's products are like that. They don't go at it from a technical person's perspective. They go at it from a whimsical perspective.

A logical person with lots of computer experience has preconceived notions about what is possible or not on a computer. "Print multiple photos? You can't do that without compositing them somehow!".
The newcomer sees two photos on the screen, "OK print them both please!"

The oldschool computer geek plugs in a printer, runs an installer, loads drivers, patches the drivers, restarting along the way.
Apple says, "Plug it in and turn it on. Click print."

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Print multiple photos in iPhoto
Authored by: aubreyapple on Jan 04, '07 08:39:17AM

Very nice hint. I would never have guessed. Sounds even better than Graphic Converter's Folder/Catalog printing. Thanks!



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Print multiple photos in iPhoto
Authored by: dcoyle on Jan 05, '07 06:03:14PM

Thanks for your very insightful response. I like to think of myself as a techie. At work, I'm often the "go-to guy" to get things working. Although not particularly technically adept, I "get" what programmers are expecting from the user which is pretty much normal in the Windows world, but totally backwards in the Mac world.

I really feel stupid when something like this comes up. Normal Mac people use software the way it should be used, while I'm dicking around spending days on what should take minutes. Although I've had nothing but a Mac in my home for 12 years, it never ceases to amaze me how things "just work", at least when I don't outsmart myself.



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Print multiple photos in iPhoto
Authored by: dcoyle on Jan 05, '07 06:05:17PM

Sorry, giulio, this was meant for you. - Dan



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Print multiple photos in iPhoto
Authored by: markotaggart on Jan 04, '07 11:20:34AM

The other cool feature to N-Up is that you can have multiple copies of the same photo per sheet with the check box option "One photo per page".

A quick way to make wallets of that fun photo for the holidays -- albeit, next year :D



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Print multiple photos in iPhoto
Authored by: whoadoggy on Jan 04, '07 06:53:39PM

This does work fine, but I haven't figured out how to specify the exact dimensions for photos printed in this way. Any suggestions?
Thanks



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Print multiple photos in iPhoto
Authored by: dcoyle on Jan 05, '07 06:26:04PM

One picture at a time does remind me a lot of the wallet-sized photos my folks used to spend their hard-earned money on every school year. I'm fifty now, but Mom's still got sheets of photos of me with bites taken out where photos were cut out to send to grandparents. Pretty retro.



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Print multiple photos in iPhoto
Authored by: macnixer on Jan 04, '07 08:11:29PM

This is great. While I would go to the advanced options to do the same thing. My wife ( a non techie - school teacher) would be confused and refuses to handle her job (printing photos for friends). I will now tell her how the community helps and point her to Mac OS X hints too. Hope she doen not become a technophile reading all the hints.



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Print multiple photos in iPhoto
Authored by: terri75 on Jan 05, '07 06:06:53AM

my ipod overheated while charging and the screen started flashing so i unplugged it, then two hours later the front started melting in on itself???



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Print multiple photos in iPhoto
Authored by: FuturShoc on Jan 05, '07 08:11:02AM

Thank you, thank you thank you for this!
I had an immediate need for this, discovered Photoshop's picture package wouldn't do it and was afraid I'd have to start cutting and pasting 40 images. *ack!*

Did this in iPhoto and I was done in a flash.
Woo!



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Print multiple photos in iPhoto
Authored by: Angstrom Burnout on Jan 07, '07 09:29:50PM

To fax multiple photos (ie. using a brother all in one) using the scanner feature to copy what you want to fax then import into iphoto. In the comment field of the photos type in FAX. Create a smart album and tell it to put photos with the word FAX in the comment field into the smart library.
Select multiple photos to fax. Select Preview. Select advanced button where you will select fax, facsimile. From there you can fax multiple copies of scanned faxes that you can send via the brother all in one software.
Instead of printing this lets you print to a fax machine.
Sure beats scanning the pages one by one to fax them!



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Print multiple photos in iPhoto
Authored by: Niels Jespersen on Jan 08, '07 04:23:21AM

In iPhoto 6 print dialog there is a Layout option with 6 or more page layouts, some of them with more sub layouts.



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But you can't do it from zoomed view...
Authored by: zoopiedoop on Jul 11, '07 12:20:07PM

... ie if you have double-clicked on 4 photos from the Library, so you're only looking at that group, and then you go to Print N-up, you will only see one photo, repeated.

(This is because even while you see 4 different photos on screen, only one is truly selected.)



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Print multiple photos in iPhoto
Authored by: Marilia on Feb 15, '09 10:06:04AM

I feel "stupid" asking this, but I'm an older person who just got my son's older Powerbook G4.
What's the N-Up settings? I'm using IPhoto 08 and I'm trying to print multiple pictures (like 3 or maybe 4 different ones) in one page of photo paper.
Thank you so much for your help, I'm trying to read everything available!



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Print multiple photos in iPhoto
Authored by: Marilia on Feb 15, '09 02:49:41PM

Well, reading and researching a little more, I just learned that iPhoto 08 doesn't have the N-Up feature...No wonder I was getting confused!



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Feature crippling needs to be considered when upgrading iLife apps
Authored by: genem on Apr 19, '09 12:06:33PM

Why would they take this feature away? I used it every time I printed to photo paper. It's getting so that I'm very hesitant to upgrade my iLife apps anymore. Is there anyway to run both old and new versions of iPhoto like iMovie I wonder?

Related thought: I wonder if this move increased photo album orders?



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Feature crippling needs to be considered when upgrading iLife apps
Authored by: jiclark on Apr 19, '09 12:53:36PM

Yes, you can run more than one version of iPhoto at a time. The trick is to move the current version into it's own folder ("iPhoto'06", for instance), before installing an alternate version.

Of course, there are other gotchas: mainly that you'll need separate copies of your iPhoto Library to use with the different versions of iPhoto. For example, I would making a duplicate of your existing iPhoto Library in your Pictures folder, and rename it "iPhoto Library '06". Then, let's say you install iPhoto '08; when you open it for the first time it will update your old "iPhoto Library" to work with the new version. From then on, hold down the Option key whenever you open a particular version of iPhoto and it will ask you to choose which Library to open. Navigate to your Pictures folder and choose the appropriate one. If you accidentally choose the wrong one, the program will ask if you want to update the Library; just hit Cancel, and try again.

This is how I deal with teaching classes covering all the different versions of iPhoto. It's a bit of pain to manage the various Libraries, but once you do it for a bit you'll get used to it...



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Print multiple photos in iPhoto
Authored by: amberkarcher on Feb 18, '10 05:39:31AM

I found out how to print multiple pictures in iphoto 8

http://iphoto-tips-and-tricks.blogspot.com/2009/01/printing.html

select photos - click print in the bottom corner of your application (you might have to add this to your view menu like I did) - change 'print size' to you your desired size picture, and that should work.



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