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on the print. If so, enable the Image Name check box. (If you have entered a
title on the Creator Information tab in the Current Image Information dialog
box, that title appears in place of the filename.)

In some instances, you may want to trim the margins off the print when
you™re done. If your image has a white background, however, finding those
margins may be hard. To solve that problem, enable the Print Corner Crop
Marks and Print Center Crop Marks check boxes.




Printing an Image
After you have set everything to your liking, it™s time to get printin™!

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1. If you haven™t done so already, choose File➪Print, press Ctrl+P, or
click the Print button on the toolbar.
The Print dialog box appears.
2. If necessary, choose your printing options.
By clicking the Properties button, you can adjust the usual controls that
come with any Windows program: the printer you™re using, the number
of copies you want, and a Properties button that takes you to the
printer™s driver software. (That™s where you can set the print quality,
speed, paper type, and other variables. Refer to the section “Printing at
Different Speeds or Qualities,” later in this chapter.)
3. Click Print after you have set all the options you want.

Shortly, you™ll have a hard copy of your hard work.




Printing Collections or Album Pages
One of the most popular Paint Shop Pro features is its ability to print multiple
images. It™s a great way to create album pages or make collages of photos to
celebrate an event.

You can use one of two ways to choose the pictures you want to add to a col-
lection, which allows you to print several images on a single page:

Use the image browser to select the pictures you want to add. Hold
down the Ctrl key as you click each picture.
Open all the images that you want to add to your collection. Paint Shop
Pro automatically adds any open images to the Print Layout screen.

Next, choose File➪Print Layout. Your entire Paint Shop Pro window changes
to the multi-image printing tool shown in Figure 14-2.

The multi-image printing tool occupies the entire Paint Shop Pro window. To
close it and return to the normal window, choose File➪Close Print Layout.
Unless you have saved your layout (see the section “Saving and reusing your
template,” later in this chapter), closing the tool discards your layout.

With the multi-image printing tool onscreen, here™s the basic procedure:

1. Choose the page orientation.
Paint Shop Pro initially gives you a portrait-oriented page (with the long
dimension vertically). If you want a landscape- (sideways-) oriented
page, choose File➪Print Setup and then click Landscape in the Print
Setup dialog box that appears. Click OK.

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Zoom in or out
Rotate Counterclockwise 90º

Rotate Clockwise 90º Positioning buttons




Figure 14-2:
Composing
a multi-
image page.



2. If you want to use a template for your images, choose File➪
Open Template.
A template is a prefab layout you can use to arrange your photos to save
time. As a bonus, templates look nicer than dragging pictures helter-
skelter onto the page (well, better than the way we drag them, anyway).
Paint Shop Pro gives you a dialog box with three categories of templates
you can choose from: Avery, Combinations, and Standard Sizes. Click a
category to bring up the following gallery of templates, as shown in
Figure 14-3:
• Avery and Avery International templates: Intended for the indus-
try standard Avery labels ” sheets of precut stickers you can use
in your printer. Yes, you can print stickers with your baby™s picture
on them! Each Avery template has a number underneath it, like
Avery 8386; this number refers to the product number of a specific
Avery label sheet, which you can buy at your local office supply
store. Use the right sheet with the right template, and you have
perfect stickers.
• Standard sizes: Templates in which all the images are one size:
5x7, wallet-size photos, miniwallets, and the like.
• Combination sizes: Templates with mixtures of sizes, generally
one or two larger photos at the top and a bunch of smaller ones
at the bottom.



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Figure 14-3:
A dazzling
array of
printing
templates.



Each template has a small thumbnail that shows you what its layout is
like; click a template and click OK to apply it or click Cancel to escape.
3. Drag images, one at a time, from the left column to the page.
If you have a template applied, drag the photo into each of the boxes;
Paint Shop Pro automatically resizes the photo so that it fits as best it
can into the box.
If you don™t have a template applied, you have to resize the photos manu-
ally. If the images are too large for the page, Paint Shop Pro asks whether
you want to scale it. If you click Yes, your image appears with handles
(square dots) at the corners that you can drag to resize the image. Choose
No if you want to use the Paint Shop Pro autoarrange feature (see Step 4)
to place and size the image for you.
If an image is rotated 90 degrees the wrong way, drag it to the page and
click the Rotate Clockwise 90° or Rotate Counterclockwise 90° button on
the toolbar to rotate the image.
4. If you haven™t applied a template and want to position the images
yourself, drag them into position.
If you don™t want to use a template and still want everything lined up
neatly, you can choose View➪Auto Arrange, which lines up your images
for you sans template.
5. To print your page, click the Print icon on the toolbar or choose File➪
Print.
Neither choice gives you a Print dialog box, but immediately sends the
page to your printer. If you need to change any printer settings, do so
before sending the page to the printer. Choose File➪Print Setup and click
the Printer button in the Print Setup dialog box that appears.
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If you™re done, return to the normal Paint Shop Pro window by choosing File➪
Close Print or click the Close button on the toolbar (the door-with-arrow icon).

If you™re using a pregenerated template and Paint Shop Pro asks “The current
template has changed, do you wish to change it?” when you exit, do not
accept the default name if you choose to save it. (Avery templates in particular
don™t like being fiddled with ” and, by just clicking OK, you™re overwriting
the template and potentially changing vital placement information.)

Instead, if you want to save both pictures and layout, flip ahead to the section
“Saving and reusing your template.”



Fooling with the pictures and layout
You can fiddle with the pictures and their arrangement all you want, after
they™re on the page. Most controls for fiddling are duplicated on the menu
bar (the toolbar across the top of the window) or, if you right-click an image,
on the context menu that appears. Nearly everything can be done fastest by
using the right-clicking approach, so that™s mainly what™s in the following list.
Here are some basic fiddlings you may want to do:

To select a picture so that you can do something with it, click it.
(Handles appear at its corners.)
To move a picture, drag it.
To position a picture in the center or at any of the four corners of the
page, click any of the five positioning buttons in the center of the tool-
bar. The icon indicates the position the button delivers. Pause your
cursor over the button for a text indication of its positioning (such as
Place Lower Right).
To resize a picture, drag any of its handles.
To remove a picture from the layout, either click it and press the Delete
button on your keyboard or right-click it and choose Remove from the
context menu.
To rotate a picture, right-click it and choose Rotate Clockwise 90
Degrees or Rotate Counterclockwise 90 Degrees from the context menu
that appears.
To see an alignment grid, right-click the white page background and
choose Show Grid from the context menu. (Repeat to turn the grid off;
this action doesn™t work if you have a template loaded.)
To make photos snap to the grid when you move them, right-click the
white page background and choose Snap to Grid from the context menu.
(The grid must be on first, or else this command is grayed out.)


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Saving and reusing your template
To save this attractive arrangement of photos, choose File➪Save Template. In
the Save dialog box that appears, enter a name for your layout in the filename
text box. Unless you tell Paint Shop Pro otherwise, it saves the layout as a set
of empty boxes, forgetting which photos were there; you can tell it to remem-
ber the photos by checking the Save with Images check box.

To reuse this layout, reopen the Print Layout screen and then choose File➪
Open Template. Select your template in the Open dialog box that appears.

When you open a template, it brings up the image in its current condition,
whatever that may be. For that reason, be sure not to move any images to
other folders or rename them because the multi-image print tool won™t be
able to find them.




Printing at Different Speeds or Qualities
Paint Shop Pro itself doesn™t have much to do with choosing the quality or
speed of printing your printer delivers. That falls in the province of the soft-
ware that runs your printer, known as its driver. To access that piece of
software, click the Properties button in the Print dialog box. Because what
happens next depends on your printer, we can™t tell you exactly what you
will see from then on.



Speed, size, and ink
Quality comes at the cost of speed and of ink. Most printers have draft and
quality settings. If you want just a general idea of how your image will look
and want to save time and ink, choose Draft. Your image is printed lighter
and fuzzier than if you choose the quality (or nondraft) setting, but is printed
more quickly.

The size of your printed image also costs you time and ink. Doubling the size
increases by four the amount of ink you need.

Many inkjet printers do a much better job on special photograph-quality
paper. In that case, the printer driver generally has a setting where you can
tell it that you™re going to use special paper.




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Printer and image resolution
One aspect of print quality is resolution, or dots per inch. A higher resolution
generally gives a better-quality image. That resolution number is often con-
fusing because your image has resolution too, in pixels per inch. The two
don™t match, either. The printer resolution is always a higher number than
image resolution.

What™s going on? Your printer creates its range of colors by putting out tiny
dots in four colors: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. It needs many tiny dots
to make a pixel of a particular color, so your printer needs many more dots
per inch (dpi) than your image has pixels per inch. Dave™s printer, for exam-
ple, can print 1440 dpi. So, each pixel of a 72-pixel-per-inch image covers an
area of 20 x 20 dots of ink. For an image twice that resolution, Dave gets an
area of only 10 x 10 dots, giving him one-forth the number of possible colors.

The bottom line? Although using a higher image resolution when you create
your image gives you more detail in your prints, don™t push it too high and
don™t try to match your printer™s resolution. If you use a higher image resolu-
tion (pixels per inch), each pixel uses fewer printer dots, so color accuracy
may suffer. Although your printer driver does a few tricks to keep things
accurate, the laws of physics eventually win.




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Creating Web-Friendly Images
In This Chapter
Improving download times
Choosing the best file type
Creating GIF and JPEG images




T he Web makes special demands on graphics. Images have to be stored as
particular file types, and they can™t take too long to download or else
people get bored. In this chapter, we show you how to make your Web images
look their best while downloading as fast as possible.

If you™re a professional (or even semiprofessional) Web designer, Paint Shop
Pro has automated Webtools that can quickly generate Web pages and
rollover icons. Because that topic is a little advanced if you™re just interested
in creating snazzy Web graphics, we show you how to do that in Chapter 18.

Paint Shop Pro offers a special Web toolbar for the Web features we discuss
here. With the Web toolbar enabled, you simply click a button for an effect
rather than use the menu commands. To enable the toolbar, choose View➪
Toolbars➪Web.




Making Images Download Faster
The key trick with images on the Internet is to make sure that they don™t take
any longer to download than they have to. Web users are fickle: Why should
they stick around and watch a blank screen when more amusement is simply
a mouse click away? If you make your audience wait, they don™t stay around.
Images are downloaded faster when their files are smaller, which is especially
handy when you™re sending pictures via e-mail. The following list describes a
few general tips for making sure that your images are downloaded as fast as




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possible ” some you do when you™re creating the Web page and others you
do in Paint Shop Pro:

Reduce image size: The main mistake beginners make is to use exces-
sively large images on their Web pages. Web page authoring tools some-
times give the illusion of having made an image smaller, but in fact they
just squeeze a large image into a small space. Size or resize your image
in Paint Shop Pro to exactly the size you need on the Web page; refer to
Chapter 2 for details.
Repeat images: In your Web page authoring software, if your page uses
the same image over and over again (for a bullet icon, for example),
insert exactly the same image file each time. Don™t use multiple files that
are identical copies of the same image.
Use solid colors: Gradient fills, dithered or airbrushed areas (hues made
up of multicolored pixels), and scanned printed images (made up of visi-
ble dots) require larger files. Paint with solid colors wherever possible if
you want to keep file sizes down. Noise effects, such as Edge Preserving
Smooth on the Paint Shop Pro Effects menu, can help reduce dots to uni-
form colors.



Exporting Images for the Web
The images that appear on Web pages are almost always stored as one of two
main types of file: GIF or JPEG. (Sometimes, they™re stored as PNG files, a new
and improved type of file, but that type is still rarely used.) To make your
image viewable on a Web browser, all you have to do is make sure to save a
copy of the image as one of these file types.

To create a Web file from your image, you can go either of two ways:

Save the image as a particular type of file (choose File➪Save As or File➪
Save Copy As).
Export the image to a particular type of file.

Exporting takes you immediately into an optimizer dialog box for that type of
file, where you choose features and trade-offs.

Always store your image as a Paint Shop Pro file before you create Web image
files from it. Paint Shop Pro files retain lots of features that are lost when you
store an image as a Web image.




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Choosing features and file types
Each file type has its own advantages and features. Table 15-1 lists attributes
you may want and the file type or types that are generally best to use. Best
considers both image quality and speed of downloading (file size).


Table 15-1 Images, Image Features, and Which File Types to Use
Image Attributes File Type to Use Notes
Is (or is like) JPEG Color photographs are much
a photograph smaller in JPEG than in GIF.
Uses patterns JPEG or GIF More complex patterns or tex-
or textures tures are better as JPEG.
Uses mainly GIF or PNG Solid-color images, like cartoons
solid colors or text, often have thin or sharp
edges, all pixels of which are
entirely preserved in GIF or PNG.
Has transparent GIF or PNG Transparency lets the page
areas background show through (see
Figure 15-1).
Fades in during GIF, JPEG, or PNG Fade-in (progression)
loading is an optional feature.




Figure 15-1:
Trans-
parency, a
popular
Web
feature,
allows this
slanted-text
image to

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