PL 8.5x11 photo sizing for Photosheet - great resource!

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Posted 12/21/2012 by therevolution in General Scrappin'
 

therevolution
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Posted: 12/21/2012 5:27:05 PM
Hey all,

I've been putting my computer savvy to good use.

If you do PL in 8.5x11, as I do, you'll know that the baseball card sections (9 on a single sheet) measure 3.5" by 2.625". That means you can fit two photos perfectly sized for your PL on one 4.6 sheet.

Photosheet doesn't have this size standard, but I created one. Here's what you do.

1. Open Photosheet.
2. Under "Layout," scroll to the bottom and click "<Edit Custom Layouts...>"
3. This should open a Windows Explorer folder with two files in it: CustomLayouts.XML and PhotilityLayouts.XML. Right click CustomLayouts.XML and choose "edit." This should open Notepad.
4. Scroll down to the first line of <layout name="BLAH BLAH BLAH...
5. Paste the following quoted material ABOVE the first line but BELOW the --> sign.


<layout name="PL (2 3.5 x 2.625 images)" size="6x4">
<rectangle left="5.00" top="6.25" right="48.75" bottom="93.75" />
<rectangle left="51.25" top="6.25" right="95.00" bottom="93.75" />
</layout>


6. Save your file.
7. Close and re-open Photosheet.
8. Look for the layout named PL (2 3.5 x 2.625 images).

Tada!

Happy printing!

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Posted: 12/21/2012 6:55:31 PM
Thank you! That is so cool! I would never have figured out something like that on PhotoSheet.

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Posted: 12/21/2012 7:27:59 PM
Thank you so much!

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Posted: 12/21/2012 7:36:09 PM
I can't believe I figured it out. Thank you for your easy to follow steps!

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Posted: 12/21/2012 8:43:17 PM
Edited to correct a couple of typos (one in which I confused right and left - classic me!).

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Posted: 12/21/2012 9:10:30 PM
Marking my spot. Thanks!

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Posted: 12/21/2012 9:17:56 PM
This is fantastic, thank you!
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Posted: 12/21/2012 9:26:25 PM
Thank you for sharing your wisdom!!

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Posted: 12/21/2012 9:37:31 PM
Thanks! Who knew you could even do that?

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Posted: 12/21/2012 10:01:26 PM
Wow! I just downloaded photosheet recently and haven't played with it much. That doesn't look like a combo I would have tried though. Thank you so much! I plan on using these as inserts for weeks with bigger events next year so this is super helpful!
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Posted: 12/22/2012 11:26:49 AM
Thanks!

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Posted: 12/23/2012 10:16:37 AM
Nice tip! Thanks for sharing!

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Posted: 12/24/2012 3:05:10 PM
This is awesome! Thanks for sharing! I plan on doing PL in 8 1/2 x 11 for 2013, so this will be very helpful!

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Posted: 12/24/2012 8:36:56 PM
Thank you! This is great!

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Posted: 12/29/2012 1:01:19 PM
Bumping this as several folks will be starting tomorrow.

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Posted: 12/29/2012 10:25:21 PM
Thanks!

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Posted: 12/30/2012 5:19:59 AM
Not sure why, but it did not work for me.
I copied & pasted it, saved and it's not in my layout selection list.
Will try again later.

ETA:
I tried it again, and apparently I pasted the code in far up..oops

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Posted: 12/30/2012 6:27:24 AM
I've never even heard of Photosheet, this is great, THANKS!!

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Posted: 12/30/2012 7:18:49 AM
You are a genius!


(I confuse left and right too!)

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Posted: 1/21/2013 11:21:32 AM
Never used Photosheet either....where can I download it?

I googled and saw something called Photosheet on a site called CNET. Is this safe?

Thanks for the help!
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Posted: 1/21/2013 11:55:19 AM
Ohhhl....Ahhh....awesome!

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Posted: 1/21/2013 11:56:43 AM
Thank you! I will be trying this later!! Cool!

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Posted: 1/21/2013 2:33:20 PM
Google photosheet by photility

Photosheet by photility

CNET is a reputable site, but everything you download needs to be scanned.


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Posted: 1/21/2013 4:42:45 PM
By the way, if you want to fit two photos into one 3.5x2.625 slot, use this:

<layout name="Custom PL (4 images)" size="6x4">
<rectangle left="5.00" top="6.25" right="48.75" bottom="93.75" />
<rectangle left="5.00" top="6.25" right="48.75" bottom="46.875" />
<rectangle left="51.25" top="6.25" right="95.00" bottom="93.75" />
<rectangle left="51.25" top="6.25" right="95.00" bottom="46.875" />
</layout>


which will give you a total of four photos per sheet.

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Posted: 1/22/2013 12:21:05 PM
Thank you! I just downloaded PhotoSheet and can use all the hints I can get.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 10:24:36 PM
My last bit of XML ("code" wasn't actually right. This should work much better if you want two photos per 3.5x2.625 sheet.

<layout name="Custom PL (4 images)" size="6x4">
<rectangle left="5.00" top="6.25" right="48.75" bottom="48.75" />
<rectangle left="5.00" top="6.25" right="48.75" bottom="46.875" />
<rectangle left="51.25" top="6.25" right="95.00" bottom="93.75" />
<rectangle left="51.25" top="6.25" right="95.00" bottom="23.4375" />
</layout>
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