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Printing a Picture

Windows 7 automatically uses its Print Pictures Wizard whenever you select Print from within Windows Photo Viewer or after selecting one or more photos from Windows Explorer.

The Print Pictures Wizard (see Figure 4.11) provides options for:

  • Selecting the printer
  • Paper size
  • Print quality
  • Paper type
  • Print layout
  • Number of copies of each picture
  • Whether to fit pictures to frame
  • Printer options
Figure 4.11

Figure 4.11 Using Print Pictures to print four pictures on a single sheet of paper.

To print your photos, do this:

  1. Select the picture or pictures you want to print.
  2. Click Print. The Print Picture Wizard opens.
  3. Select the printer you want to use.
  4. Select the paper size.
  5. Choose the print quality.
  6. Choose the paper type.
  7. Select the number of copies of each picture to print.
  8. Select the layout.
  9. Click Print.

Photo-Printing Tips and Tricks

Paper size, quality, and paper type settings vary with the printer you select. To see additional paper sizes, click More.

By default, Print Pictures lists only photo papers in its Paper Type menu. To see other options, such as Plain Paper, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Options link (see Figure 4.11) to open the Print Settings dialog.
  2. Click Printer Properties.
  3. Select the paper type.
  4. Click OK to close the dialog.

By default, Print Pictures lists only photo-optimized quality settings in its Quality menu. To see other options:

  1. Follow the previous set of instructions to select the paper type.
  2. Open the Quality menu.
  3. Select the desired option.

The Print Settings dialog includes links to help you get better prints. Use the Color Management link to select the correct printer profile for your printer. Use the Printer Properties link to view and select additional paper types, check ink levels, and perform additional printer-specific tasks.

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