With Portraits & Prints you can take any photo and print it any way you want. Select your photos and they are automatically arranged onto templates and displayed on screen the exact same way they are printed. You don't waste time arranging photos and you don't waste paper since you see the printout beforehand.
A template is a page layout where the photo size and position are preset. In addition to all the basic photo layouts, you can easily add your photos to holiday, birthday, sports card templates and more.
Choose from hundreds of free templates or create your own templates using the Pro version. Create templates for any size paper then layout any size and number of photos you want. You can even add graphics, text, frames, shadows, masks and even more.
The possibilities are endless! Portraits & Prints truly does turn your Mac into your personal photo studio.
The best part of Portraits & Prints is free. In addition to the templates that come with Portraits & Prints, you can download hundreds of free templates directly using the Template Manager.
Simply click "Check for updates" and you can preview over 200 templates. When you find a template you want, just click "Install" to automatically add it to the program.
With the Template Manager you can organize, create, preview and download Portraits & Prints templates - it's like iTunes for templates.
Download mask, collage, sports, anniversary, birthday, holiday, and many more kinds of templates! More templates are continuously being added to the Template Manager. Portraits & Prints does a lot more than print your photos, it brings them to life.
iPhoto is great at organizing your photos, but it only comes with a few printing options. If you want to take full advantage of your printer, then try using Portraits & Prints with iPhoto.
With Portraits & Prints, your iPhoto images are just a click away. Click the "Add iPhotos..." toolbar button and select images or albums in iPhoto.
Adding photos can also be accomplished by dragging them directly into Portraits & Prints. Templates can be created that automatically add iPhoto comments to the page. Click here to read the tip and see how well they work together.
With Portraits & Prints you can print and view your photos anywhere, not just your through printer output.
The Print to Disk feature exports your template or any part of your template into any file format so you can then develop your photos at your local photo store or upload them on the internet.
Not only is the photo itself exported, the graphics on the template are as well. The Print to Email feature automatically adds your images to email.
All you have to do is add an address and click send. Print your photos at home, develop them at your local photo store, export and order prints online, upload them to a website, or email them to your friends. Share your creations anyway you want.
A picture is worth a thousand words. True, but sometimes you still want to add text to your photos. Portraits & Prints offers several text options. With the Standard Edition you can add balloon captions and let your photos speak for themselves. Download holiday templates and type your own personal message.
With the Pro Edition you can add any kind of text to any part of the template, including directly on the photos. You control the font, size, and color of the text. Set up your template to edit text with a click of a button and make changes on the fly.
You can even automatically add image file names or EXIF data to your templates, including iPhoto comments. Every feature Portraits & Prints offers is designed to quickly, efficiently and professionally print and export digital photos.
With Portraits & Prints, you collect groups of images in a catalog where the photos can then be manipulated, enhanced and arranged on templates in a variety of ways without ever modifying your original photos.
Enhance one image, or multiple images at the same time, with brightness, contrast, sharpness, and saturation controls. Get rid of red-eye, crop or rotate any image. All enhancements are stored within the catalog and applied to each image when it is printed or exported.
This allows you to print the same set of photos in a wide variety of ways without ever destroying the original photo's quality. When you are ready to print, just select your photos, select a template, and print. It's as easy as 1,2,3!
Here are some key features of "Portraits & Prints":
· Enhance photos with brightness, contrast, sharpness, and saturation controls.
· Eliminate red eye by using the Red Eye Reduction tool.
· Crop images to capture an exact area of a photo.
· Rotate images to achieve the proper orientation.
· Download hundreds of free templates.
· New templates are added frequently.
· Photo cards are available for any holiday.
· Add your child's sports photos and statistics to create fun sport cards.
Work Directly with iPhoto:
· Directly add photos from iPhoto using the iPhoto button.
· Drag photos or albums from iPhoto into Portraits & Prints.
· Print iPhoto comments on your templates or photos.
· View iPhoto and Spotlight information on screen.
· Add iPhoto comments, ratings, and titles to your templates.
· Add balloon captions to photos for comic effect.
· Add text to any part of the template.
· Automatically add image file and EXIF information to templates.
· Create custom templates.
· Edit any of the free templates that are available through the Template Manager.
· Create templates to print your photos any way imaginable.
· Once a template is complete use it over and over again.
· Create templates for any size paper.
· Add any size and number of photos.
· Layout photos anywhere on the page and rotate them too.
· Automatically add masks and frames to your photos.
· Add text, graphics, page numbers, and shapes to your templates.
More Than Just Printing:
· Save your entire page or any part of your page to separate image files.
· Export photos, templates, or any part of your template.
· Email photos with one click.
· Images in a catalog are links to the original image.
· Enhancements do not alter original images.
· Save unlimited amount of catalogs for future use.
· Precise control over printed resolution.
· Full support for ColorSync profile matching.
· Drag photos to templates or automatically add photos to templates.
· Customize the toolbar so commands are a click away.
· Automatically modify images to your desired settings.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Got rid of all licensing functionality so that it's no longer necessary to register Portraits & Prints. It's free!
· Updated documentation.
· Fixed a Leopard related problem whereby the first page was printing twice and the last page not at all.
· Fixed a template thumbnail drawing problem that occurs under some versions of Snow Leopard.
· Fixed a bug whereby iPhotos added to a catalog that were not copied into the iPhoto library would not have their properties accessed by the program.
· Fixed an obscure, random startup crash.
· Fixed a bug that failed to retain certain properties (style, alignment, color, etc.) when editing a text object in the Template Editor.