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TomorrowHill

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Need program for printing photo packages on Canon6100
« on: November 16, 2009, 11:17:36 PM »

Hi everyone,

Thanks for taking the time to read my question. My wife and I are planning to start a portrait studio and have purchased a Canon ipf6100 so we can do all of our printing in-house. Since the printer uses 24" wide rolls, I was wondering if there are any programs designed specifically for creating photo packages, and can arrange the pictures in such a way as to maximize the amount of paper used on a roll.

For example, let's say we need two 8x10's, six 5x7's, and ten 4x6's. Will any software allow us to choose different pictures for each size, and also arrange them in a space-conserving pattern?

I've tried the plugin for Photoshop CS4 but, aside from being a little unwieldy, I can't seem to stop the pictures from either a ) overlapping or b ) leaving entirely too much space between prints. I figure there has to be an easier way to run off a photo package or two, so can anyone out there give me the scoop? Any information you could provide would be unbelievably appreciated.

Thanks a million in advance!

-Chris-
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Jonathan Wienke

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Need program for printing photo packages on Canon6100
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2009, 11:34:25 PM »

Do a google search for QImage.

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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2009, 03:03:05 AM »

Take a look at Lightroom.  Both the current version and the V3 Beta

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LoisWakeman

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Need program for printing photo packages on Canon6100
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2009, 05:12:54 AM »

I second Qimage - the UI is rather quirky, but once you get used to it, it is very flexible and ideal for doing the sort of thing you mention. Support is excellent too.
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DarkPenguin

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Need program for printing photo packages on Canon6100
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2009, 04:37:19 PM »

As stated try Qimage or Lightroom.  I've had better luck with the way lightroom resizes images.
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