When we need to take printouts of a lot of images and we can make do with smaller printouts –we often wish if there was an easy way to print more than one images on one page / paper sheet. In order to take prints of multiple images on one page –usually folks first create a collage of pictures with the help of software like Photoshop and Google Picasa and then take a print out of this collage.
The question is, “Can you do this without the hassle of creating a collage?”. The answer is yes! If you want to print several images neatly arranged in tiled fashion, you can very easily print them on one paper. Lets have a look how.
Microsoft Windows comes with a software called “Windows Photo Viewer” and Microsoft Office suite has another piece of software called “Microsoft Office Picture Manager” –you can use either of these to print a nicely tiled collage of multiple images. One of these software needs to be installed in your computer for this trick to work.
Tip: In Windows Explorer, take a right click on any image file and go to Open With. If the resulting sub-menu will shows either of the above mentioned software –you’re good to go.
To begin the tiny process, open Windows Explorer and navigate to the folder where images to be printed are located. Once you’re there, select a few images that you want to print on a single paper. Number of these pictures should not be more than 35 –remember, the more images you select –smaller will be the size of each image on printout.
Tip: In order to select multiple images press and hold CTRL key and keep clicking on desired images to select them.
Once selection is done, now take right click on any of the selected images and choose Print option from the popup menu. A special print dialog box of Windows Photo Viewer will open up.
From the right hand bar in this box select the number of images you want to print on one paper. Upon choosing multiple images on one page format –the preview will show how your printout will look like. If you’re satisfied –click the print button to begin printing collage of selected images.
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