Printing Multiple Images on One Page

Hello,

Is there a feature within Photoshop, that will allow you to print multiple images on one paper?  For instance, I print all my images on 8.5" x 11" - but there are some images I only want 4" x 6" prints of.  I tried to copy & paste the images I wanted into a blank image that was the correct size, but with the size of the images & whatnot it didn't work right.

If there's a feature that does this, please let me know.  If not, maybe there's a tutorial on a possible work around?

Thanks.
xp310Asked:
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will_scarlet7Commented:
Hi xp310,
There is not a built in feature for this in Photoshop that I know of, and I personally always preferred using Word for the layout fo a project like this, but it is possible directly in Photoshop. The thing you need to do is shrink your images to fit on your page.

First create a blank image the full size of your page (8.5x11), at the same resolution as your images (for now, let's say 300dpi)
Then open one of the pictures that you want to print. On the main toolbar select "Image -> Image size" and set the image width or height to your desired final size. Make sure you have the "Constrain Proportions" option selected and the resolution set to the same as your blank image. Next copy and paste the image on to a new layer on your blank. Repeat this step with your other images.

After you have all the images on your master you can move them around and crop as needed before printing.

Good luck!

Sam

Cheers!
Lobo042399Commented:
Hi xp,

Short of creating a brand new document in Photoshop there's no way of doing what you want. Not from Photoshop anyway. Depending on the output quality and level of control you need you may want to use Word or you may want to use something else.

If you have/use Photoshop chances are you have Illustrator. If that's the case, all you'd need to do is drag and drop the images from their folder into a blank page in Illustrator. Use the corner handles to resize them at will and move them around freely to position them right where you want them without having to worry about line space.

Good Vibes!

Lobo
Lobo042399Commented:
Hi xp,

Short of creating a brand new document in Photoshop there's no way of doing what you want. Not from Photoshop anyway. Depending on the output quality and level of control you need you may want to use Word or you may want to use something else.

If you have/use Photoshop chances are you have Illustrator. If that's the case, all you'd need to do is drag and drop the images from their folder into a blank page in Illustrator. Use the corner handles to resize them at will and move them around freely to position them right where you want them without having to worry about line space.

Good Vibes!

Lobo

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Lobo042399Commented:
Yikes!

sorry for the dupe post :o(
MHenryCommented:
Lobo's got the best idea - use a program that lets you resize images. If you have InDesign, Freehand, Illustrator, Corel or Queark they will do the job.

In case you don't have any, I've had good luck doing the following:
Resize each image using 100 DPI and whatever print size you want. I usually use bicubic sharper as the method to minimize pixelizing.  Then, create a new document at 100 DPI and 8.5 x 11. Drag the images onto the new file. Of course, it all depends on your print size as to how many you can fit on one page.

This won't produce high quality graphics, but if you aren't worried about that it'll suffice.

It's a long workaround but if it's all you can do...

Best,
MH
scrathcyboyCommented:
use windows own picture and fax viewer for this, work fine, go through photo printing wizard, take a couple of tries to get right, then work.  ULead photoexpress has multi page print setup, easy to use.
funhyun1Commented:
If you must use PS only, try this method as well.

1) First you create a blank 8.5 x 11 inch doc in PS.
2) go to the image you want to import into the blank doc.
3) Selct the crop tool
4) At the top bar menu, type in 6 inch for width and 4 inch for height (make sure you type in excatly 6 inch or 4 inch etc... otherwise it will default back to px and not to inches. Or vice versa. You can assign pixels too by typing in 200px, etc.
5) Type the resolution you want like 300dpi if it is printing... 72dpi for web...etc.
6) Crop the image to your liking but don't crop in too much because you don't want to blow up the image bigger than your original size. And you'll notice the crop tool will stay in proportion of your dimension 6x4.
7) Lastly drag your newly cropped image into the blank 8.5x11 doc and make your layout there and bring other images in also etc.

Hope this helps. Good luck!
Lobo042399Commented:
Thanks XP! Glad to be of help.

Good Vibes!

Lobo
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