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What's the best way to place 4 pictures on a A4 sheet using the mac ? (or iPad / iPhone) ? I need to create a pdf.

iPhoto seems not to have such functionality. I would like to know if there is an easy way, before to use Photoshoot and manually resize them...


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Do you have Pages? – timothymh Mar 26 '12 at 19:48
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You can do this using Preview. Here's how I do it (on Lion, but I'm pretty sure it was much the same on Snow Leopard).

  1. Select the 4 images in Finder
  2. Open with Preview
  3. Select the 4 images in the Preview sidebar
  4. From the menubar, select File > Print...
  5. Change the dropdown half-way down the page to "Layout"

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  1. Change "Pages per sheet" to 4 (you should now see the 4 images together on the single sheet on the left)

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  1. Select "Save as PDF..." from the PDF dropdown in the bottom left

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You can also customise the paper type, layout direction and approximate scale of each picture to whatever suits best.

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Anyone able to fix the list numbering? It looks correct in the edit window, but wrong in the preview and subsequently when I submit. – binarybob Mar 26 '12 at 19:47
Simply great. Thanks – Patrick Mar 26 '12 at 19:50

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