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Photo Printing Software

Last Modified: 2020-09-15
I run Windows 10 on my Lenovo laptop.  I regularly want to touch up and print photos, though I'm no kind of professional - and don't need the vast majority of bells and whistles contained in the photo management software programs I've got (I usually use Corel Paintshop Pro or Cyberlink Photo Director).  One of the things I often need to do is to print a large number of photos at one time.  In Paintshop Pro I can open a template with four images, but can't find out how to print more than four at a time - removing the four from the template and putting four different images into the template.  Maybe it's just that Paintshop Pro has terrible "Help", but I can't find a way to tell the program to print all 36 of the images (four on a page) in one instruction.   I also can't see how to have the filename of the image printed on the image.  I'm happy to switch programs, if you can recommend one that will allow me to do these simple functions.  


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Nadir ALTINBASBSEE, Professional | Freelance  

Hi Phil,

MGI photo suite

you may buy a dvd from ebay or download somewhere via net

i thought thats your cure for the query

with irfanview (free and very good imageviewer) you can use
Thumbnails, ->Create contact sheet from selected.

Then print your sheet, you have You have good control over the contact sheet dimensions, columns, rows spacing and margins.


Nadir, thanks.  I'll try it.  Joe, thanks, I went to install the MS Picture Manager for my Office 365 Subscription.  An old program made by Microsoft years ago (I've forgotten the name) was my favorite until long after Microsoft stopped supporting and updating it.  Before going to far (and maybe making a mistake), when selecting "Not Available" for the various options, there were a lot more listed - and most don't have a "Not Available" option.  See image below, and let me know what to do.  Thanks.

MS Install Options.jpg

Joe WinogradDeveloper
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Hi Phil,

> let me know what to do

Follow the steps in my Picture Manager in Office 365 article (which, truth be told, is no different from the Picture Manager in 2013 article, Picture Manager in 2019 article, or Picture Manager in 2013 video). The key is to mark everything as Not Available initially. So, for the image that you posted, it should really be this:

In other words, as soon as the first dialog comes up after clicking the Customize button, click the drop-on all three categories — Microsoft SharePoint Designer, Office Shared Features, Office Tools — and select Not Available. You'll now have the dialog shown above. Then expand ONLY Office Tools and select ONLY Microsoft Office Picture Manager. It should look like this:

Then click the Install Now button and follow the install wizard. That should do it. Regards, Joe
Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software Engineer

Side issue:  If you are going to do a lot of this, you will probably find it useful to invest in one of the color correction suites.  These have a standard color card for calibrating scanners and a small sensor that hangs in front of the display to calibrate the display color.  Then you use the results to iteratively correct color rendition through the Windows color correction subsystem.

It is remarkable how far colors can be off on an uncorrected monitor and still look "right."

hmm @Khan wrong question perhaps?


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