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Photoshop Elements 6: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage

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Printing Multiple Photos

The Organizer really shines when it comes to printing more than one photo at a time. You can print a contact sheet that shows small thumbnails of many images. You can also choose to create a picture package that features multiple pictures in multiple sizes. Finally, you can choose to print your picture(s) on a limited selection of label sizes.

Note

Another way to get to the Organizer's Print Photos window is by clicking Print Multiple Photos at the bottom of the Editor's Print window. You can also go to File → Print Multiple Photos or, if you have more than one photo open, in the Project bin, go to Bin Actions → Print Bin Files. Both methods take you to the Print Photos window.

Contact Sheets

Contact sheets show thumbnail views of multiple images on a single page. They're great for creating a visual reference guide to the photos you've archived on a CD, for instance. Or you may want to print a contact sheet of all the photos on a memory card as soon as you download the photos to your computer, even before editing them (see Figure 16-9).

To print a contact sheet, in the Print Photos dialog box, go to "Select Type of Print" and choose Contact Sheet. Your options immediately change to show "Select a Layout," and you can use the following settings to customize your contact sheet:

  • Columns. Here's where you decide how many vertical rows of photos to have on a page. Choose up to nine columns per page. The more columns you have, the smaller your thumbnails are. Even if ...

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