Scrapping different photo sizes. I try to only do 4x6, just because I hate the process of actually

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Posted 1/10/2013 by hilsmom in General Scrappin'

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Posted: 1/10/2013 7:30:53 AM
cropping them. (yeah, I know. And I call myself a scrapbooker!) I also don't like to print at home, and prefer to send them to Walgreens, although Target is an option as well. I have PSE, and am slowly learning to use it, but for the most part I would rather my photos just be perfect, printed, and ready to scrap in an instant!LOL! Tell me how to do it the easy way, if I wanted to use some smaller sizes. Do you do it in PSE, on the website where you order your prints, or what? I had the Photosheet program at one time on my old computer, but never used it. If possible, I would like to just incorporate this step into one of the two programs I already have to open when ordering my photos.

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Posted: 1/10/2013 8:21:01 AM
I use almost exclusively 4x6, though I do occasionally print a photo I love at 5x7. My way of getting smaller photos is to cut down photos that I've taken at a distance that have lots of space that can be cut out. But again, mostly I keep things 4x6.



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Posted: 1/10/2013 8:55:19 AM
I love things simple, I print everything 4x6 at Walgreens without cropping or rouching it up. But I dont mind cropping a 4x6.
But this came as a habit from using 35mm film, which I still use.
If I want a smaller picture I collage two pics on a 4x6.


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Posted: 1/10/2013 9:00:19 AM
Hi hilsmom- nice to meet you! I'm Susan & I've enjoyed reading reading your posts lately, but haven't responded til now.
I was so excited to find that I could print smaller photos at target, either 2 or 4 different pics on one 4x6. I am using these for my DD this year. Very easy, .25 a print at my target & ready in an hour. I couldn't do the smaller photos online, but very easy in the store. They also print collages on larger sizes. Prior years I printed at home, but just am unsure how long they will last & it is expensive. I do plan out exactly what I want to save time.
I have heard that Walmart does the same thing , also Some drugstores.


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Posted: 1/10/2013 9:46:00 AM
Thanks Susan! You have just given me the perfect excuse to spend an hour in Target, as well as an easy way to print smaller photos! I will be going this weekend, so I will give it a try with the in-store. I have always just uploaded my stuff online and picked up later, so I have been missing out on a lot.

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Posted: 1/10/2013 9:51:47 AM
try photosheet again. It is very simple. I use it everytime I edit photos and only use the 2 photos on a 4x6 option. Get a icon on your desktop to remind yourself to use it.

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Posted: 1/10/2013 10:43:11 AM
I have the same issue. I often work at crops for many hours (or a weekend) at a time. I don't preplan my pages, or do page kits, or print at home, so I have no idea how I would know what pictures need to be other sizes. Not sure there is a solution for me without being willing to change one of the items above. Will be watching this thread!

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Posted: 1/10/2013 11:13:04 AM
I am also a huge fan of PhotoSheet for this purpose. Although I have no qualms about cropping 4x6 photos into 4 x 4, 3x4 photos into 3 x 3 and 2x3 photos into 2x2.

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Posted: 1/10/2013 11:37:17 AM
When I scrap the occasional 12x12 I usually use 4x6 but I'm mostly an 8 1/2 x 11 scrapper and 4x6 pics won't work on a multi photo layout for me. I have to have smaller pictures. I use Photosheet and it's very easy. I mostly get two 3x4 pictures on one 4x6 and the good thing is that it's the same price as a 4x6.
All you do is have a Photosheet window open and a window of pictures open. Drag your pictures to Photosheet and when they show up you save them wherever you want to save them and then upload them as you would any other picture to whatever site you want to print them. Easy peasy.

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Posted: 1/10/2013 2:07:09 PM
I seldom use 4x6 on my lay outs because I prefer to have a number of smaller pictures, in general. If I do use a 4x6, it's usually one of several pictures with the rest being smaller.

I just choose the size I want on my computer and print accordingly. I have an Imac and I can choose any size from a 2x2" on up as a standard default or I can set a custom size of anything I want. The only problem is planning how to print so as not to waste photo paper.
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