One of Photolightning’s great features is its printing capabilities. We designed Photolightning to make it easy to make borderless prints, print album pages, create before and after pages, and much more.
Re-ordering your photos prior to printing: From Step 3: Print, email, and share, click and drag a photo until your mouse cursor is between two photos. You will see the cursor change to a plus sign. Release the mouse button and your photo will be placed in the new location. Using te method, you can easily place photos into a specific order for printing.
Making borderless prints: From Step 3: Print, email, and share, click on the Print Photos button and you will see the print preview screen. From the list on the top left, you can select the print size you want to make. Photolightning supports all of the standard borderless print sizes. You can make borderless prints such as a 4 x 6 inch print on a 4 x 6 inch piece of photo paper, or print on a larger sheet to cut out or “punch out” your photos. Photolightning supports many different photo papers that have perforated edges.
Printing Album pages and Before/After photos:Photolightning makes it easy to print entire album pages which can save a lot of time or make it easy to create before and after photos. To print an album page, select the Album pages icon from the Print size list and then select the appropriate template from the Template Layout list. If you have entered captions for your photos, you can have Photolightning place them below each photo (or on top of the photo) by checking the Place date/text/time box.
Some “hidden gen” features.
Compose your prints with zoom and pan: From Photolightning’s print preview window, you can left-click on a photo to drag it up or down to change the portion of the photo you will see when it is printed. If you right click the photo, you can zoom your photo in to give you more flexibility with its composition (see image below)
Go from this
|1-up 4 x 6 photo before composing
||6-up album page with captions before composing
To this — with just one click!
|1-up 4 x 6 photo
Right click to zoom and pan!
|6-up album page with captions
Right click to zoom and pan!
Place text onto your prints: To place text onto your photos, place a checkbox in the box labeled Place date/text/time on Photolightning’s print preview window. You can place the captions you entered for your photos or use the filenames. To change colors, font, or point size, click on the Settings button.
Change print quantities for individual photos: On Step 3: Print, email, and share, click on the thumbwheel below each photo to change the print quantity for each photo. This makes it easy to print 1 copy of some photos, 2 copies of others, and 3 copies of others.
Hopefully, you will find some of these hints helpful the next time you need to print your photos.