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PHOTOPRINT: APPLICATION FOR FAST PHOTO LAY-OUTING AND PRINTING


Printing photos is not always an easy thing to do. I mean, we cannot always just right click on a photo then press “print”. Sometimes, we need to adjust the layout too. And although Linux provides sets of application related to photo management and photo printing, and you might be loving one of them, here I will show you another option (if you have never tried it yet). The application is PhotoPrint, it is so friendly application even for newbie.

Well, the basic operation of PhotoPrint is printing any photo as you need. You can choose to set the photo(s) to fit the paper size, set one piece of paper to load many photos at once, or even to set the photo size by the need.

To print some photos at once, you can firstly choose the layout method. There are two methods that you can use: specify rows/columns and specify image dimensions. Example: when you want to fill the paper with 4 photos, you can set the parameter as follow (unit in millimeter):

PhotoPrint

We can set the number of rows and columns to place the photos and set the spaces or gaps among them. We can even set the margins and paper size. The default unit is millimeter, but you can change it into centimeter or inches from menu Options – Units.

We can also set the size of photo that we want to print. Example: we want to print a 4 x6 cm photo, we can set the parameter as follow (unit in centimeter):

PhotoPrint

To add photos into the PhotoPrint, we can do it easily by pressing Ctrl + I and then access the directory where we save the photos. Once the photo appears, we can select other photos to put them into the remaining rows or columns. If we want to fill the whole paper with some pieces of the same photo, just click on the first photo, then click Image – Duplicate to Fill Page. It’s good for mass photo printing.

PhotoPrint

There are 4 layout options we can use: auto, poster, carousel, and manual. If you are planning to print a large photo into a small size paper, we can choose poster layout mode. The photo will be printed into some pieces of papers.

PhotoPrint also provides a few effects that can be applied. They are Desaturate, Warm/Cool, and Sharpen. Not for professional use, but maybe you want to make your photos little bit “different”, then you can use one of those effects.

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