Using Print Layouts
Photoshop Elements allows you to automate some actions. Two of these handy features are found under Print Layouts. Using Print Layouts you can create Contact Sheets or Picture Packages. These can be handy for reviewing pictures or saving money on good photo paper by printing multiple copies on the same page.
Shown on the left below is a Contact Sheet on the right is a Picture Package.
A contact sheet will print multiple images on the same sheet. You can set the number of columns and rows. You might want to print a contact sheet to determine which are the best images and which ones you want to spend time editing and printing. A Picture Package is much like what you get when you buy school pictures.
Using Contact Sheets
You can use contact sheets to create CD covers for images you are storing. This will help you locate files you have stored on the CD. See the sample below. Set your document size to 4.75 inches by 4.75 inches. In my sample, I used six rows and six columns. That is the size of a CD Cover. Choose your images and set the resolution to 72. This will create a smaller image size. Remember, you can have an outside, inside and back cover to the CD. Also, set the font size down to 6 or 8 pts. If you leave it at 12 pts. your type will be larger than your images.
If you don't have Photoshop Elements, the next best thing is Picassa. Picassa is a great free program from Google.
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