Why is iPhoto so rubbish at printing photos?

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  1. timmyb macrumors 6502

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    Alll I want to do it print some passport size photos, but there are no presets for that and it just keeps telling me that the paper size is wrong. Any help?
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    It would really help if you gave a modicum of useful information. Specifically, which printer? which iPhoto version? which paper size in printer? In the immortal words of Tom Cruise, "Help me help you."
     
  3. timmyb thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry about that.

    Printer: HP PSC 2350
    iPhoto version: 5.0.4
    Paper size: 10x15 photo paper
     
  4. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Heh. My first thought was "why are you wanting to print a passport photo on such a large piece of paper?"

    Then I noticed your location. 10x15 cm seems much more reasonable. A passport photo should print just fine on that. What you want to make sure you do is:

    (0. Open iPhoto)
    1. Go to File -> Page Setup
    2. Under 'Format For', choose your printer. (i.e. don't leave it at 'Any Printer'.)
    3. Under 'Paper Size', choose 'Photo 4x6 in./10x15 cm' then the appropriate choice for your paper (tabbed or tabless, possibly borderless, I don't know what you have, and what that exact model of HP is capable of.)
    4. Make sure in 'Orientation', you have the 'man standing up' mode selected (a.k.a. 'Portrait'.) and click 'OK'.
    5. Select your photo
    6. Go to File -> Print
    7. Drop down the 'Style' box and choose 'Standard Prints'.
    8. In the 'Size' field, choose '2x3'.
    9. If it still says 'The selected print size will not fit on the current paper size', check off 'one photo per page', and 'zoom and crop'.
    10. Click 'Print'.
     
  5. timmyb thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is larger than a passport size photo.
     
  6. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Yeah, but it's as close as iPhoto gets. So print it a little large, then cut it down.
     
  7. Arnaud macrumors 6502

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    It should work fine if you want a passport for your nose :p
     

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