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PeaNut 567,064
September 2012
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Posted: 10/10/2012 12:11:03 PM
As I've looked back at some of the pages I have been working on in the last few months I have noticed that all I scrap are 4x6 photos. I don't think that this is a problem necessarily, but I would like to spice it up a little. I am REALLY loving the 4x4 and more photo strip styles lately. I am really just note sure how to print these at home. At the moment I only have 4x6 photo paper and not a clue of what to use to print those fun 4x4 pictures. Any helpful tips?

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PeaNut 180,263
December 2004
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Posted: 10/10/2012 12:17:06 PM
I use PSE and crop any if need be. I have been grabbing some from DD facebook that are instagram so they print out 4x4. I just hook up my photo printer to the computer and choose the pics I want. When I hit print I get a little box that pops up and I just unclick the fit to page box and the 4X4 prints on the 4X6 paper. I then just trim it down to 4X4.

ETA: I am not sure if you could print a photo strip on a 4X6 photo page. I guess you could put 4 2X3 pics on there and just trim them down. Download photosheet if you don't have PSE and you could probably do a fake photo strip using one of the collage programs in there.

Does that make sense?

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PeaNut 83,147
April 2003
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Posted: 10/10/2012 12:17:30 PM
I print all different sizes on 4x6 paper and just cut them to size...



PeaNut 567,064
September 2012
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Posted: 10/10/2012 12:20:58 PM
@Naby - Yes! I think that does make sense. I know the dimensions will work on 4x6, just wasn't sure how to print them without cropping the picture I guess. If I print an instagram picture from Facebook than they are already formatted in 4x4?

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PeaNut 4,068
April 2000
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Posted: 10/10/2012 12:40:14 PM
Instagram is 4x4 yep, so should have no problem there, should just be able to download and print from what I understand. Haven't printed any instagram pics myself yet, so just going on what I've heard.

I use photoshop to crop and resize the pictures. Always make a duplicate and use that though if you're going to do that. Then I create a blank canvas and place whatever pics I want to print onto that canvas in the program, so it doesn't waste any photo paper when I print it. Course there have been times when I have just printed one pic, but I try not to, too much.

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PeaNut 100,403
August 2003
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Posted: 10/10/2012 1:58:47 PM
I use Photoshop but if you don't care about a white border on your picts sometimes you can just crop down the picture from 6" to 4". I do that a lot with mine since I don't want to bother resizing and the 4x6 is sitting in front of me. You would be surprised and how easy it is to trim them down.

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PeaNut 418,377
April 2009
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Posted: 10/10/2012 2:06:04 PM
Yes, I just trim my 4x6's to 4x4's, too. For other sizes, such as 3x4, I use PhotoSheet along with Cropper, both from

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Posted: 10/10/2012 5:16:51 PM
You can also use photosheet by photility to print sizes less than 4x6 on a 4x6 print, some with borders, some without.

Photosheet download link is on left side of page

You can print them at home, or anyhwere you can print a 4x6.




PeaNut 567,064
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Posted: 10/10/2012 8:13:25 PM
Thank you ladies! I was able to pring two 4x4s of my instagram pictures and able to put a layout together today that I am very happy with ! I can't wait to scrap some other photo sizes! I feel inspired again!

Thanks again!

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