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How To Print Multiple Picture Images On One Page (TechGearoid Guide)

You don't need special software to print multiple pictures on one page. In fact, if you have a Windows or Mac computer, you can create a photo spreadsheet within seconds.

The following guide will show you how to print multiple pictures on one page. Keep reading below for a full step-by-step guide!

Print Multiple Pictures On One Page

Printing On Windows OS

Printing multiple images on the same page using the Windows OS is quite simple. Everything you need will be found in the “Print Pictures” pop-up.

  1. 1
    Locate the photos
    Start by opening the folder that contains the images you want to print. You can check that you have the correct images by looking at them in the “Windows Photo Viewer.”
  2. 2
    Select multiple photos
    When you have located your pictures, you will need to "select" them. This can be done by left-clicking your mouse and dragging the blue selection box across all the images.

    Alternatively, you can also choose specific pictures by holding down the "Ctrl" button and left-clicking them individually.
  3. 3
    Open up the print menu
    Once you have chosen all your pictures (they should be highlighted in blue), you can then right-click any of them, which should bring up a gray contextual pop-up menu. Left click the “print” option.
  4. 4
    Choose the printer, paper size, and quality
    After clicking print, another window should open that has various print settings. At the top of this window should be the question, "How do you want to print your pictures."

    We recommend keeping the paper sizes and print size quality at default. The printer destination is up to you.
  5. 5
    Choose the layout
    The right side of the same window should have multiple layout options to choose from. Depending on the number of photos you want on one page, you’ll need to decide which option best suits your presentation.

    Some available options are dual (two pictures), quad (four photos), wallet (nine photos), and contact sheet (several images). The more images, the smaller the photos will be on one page.
  6. 6
    Print 
    You can now print multiple images on a single page. At the bottom right of the same window, click “print.”

Printing On Mac OS

Printing multiple photos on a Mac OS is also a breeze. Your print job should be ready to go within minutes!

  1. 1
    Locate the pictures: 
    Open the “Finder” in your Mac OS and go to the home directory. Locate the “Pictures” or “Photos” folder.
  2. 2
    Select the pictures
    Once you have found the pictures you are looking for, you’ll then want to select them by holding down the ⌘ Command key while clicking each picture.
  3. 3
    Open with Preview
    Hold down the “Ctrl” button and right-click any of the selected pictures (they should be highlighted in blue). A contextual menu should then appear.

    Hover over the “Open With” option, and left-click “Preview. The “Preview Window” will open, showcasing all your selected images on the left side of your screen.
  4. 4
    Select the drop-down menu: 
    Now that you're in the "Preview Window," navigate your way to the top left corner of the screen and left-click "file."

    After you have clicked "file," there should be a "print" button or ⌘P symbol. Another drop-down menu should then appear in the middle of your screen.
  5. 5
    Change preview to layout
    Once you have decided on the printer and paper size, the most important setting is found under “Preview” again. Click on the blue upwards and downwards arrow icon to change from “preview to layout.”
  6. 6
    Choose the layout
    When "layout" has been selected, another option called "pages per sheet" should appear. These settings allow you to print multiple photos on your single paper. You can then choose between one to sixteen images.

    Of course, you can have “two images” on a “four images” layout, but this will cause the images to be smaller and more spaced apart. After all, it is the layout and not the number of images in total that you are choosing.
  7. 7
    Print 
    You can now print multiple images on a single page. On the bottom right of the drop-down menu, click “print.”

Making A Collage

A collage is a collection of multiple images that appear on a single page. It’s very similar to printing multiple pictures on one page, but this time you can be a bit more creative.

Instead of spacing your pictures equally apart, a collage gives you the option to overlap them, add a background, and even insert a text of your choice.

There are many apps out there that can make a collage; some are paid, while others can be time-consuming and riddled with ads.

We, therefore, suggest using Canva's Free Photo Collage Maker. [1]

  1. 1
    Sign into your Google account before clicking the link 
    Before clicking the link to Canva, sign into your Google account. This allows you to automatically log into Canva and save your projects.
  2. 2
    Choose A Template 
    Scroll through the templates, and drag one to the blank canvas using your left mouse button.
  3. 3
    Add Text 
    Depending on which template you have chosen, you can now change the text. Simply left-click on the text itself and write what you would like.
  4. 4
    Upload Your Images 
    Left-click the "uploads" tab located on the left side of Canva. A window should then pop up, allowing you to locate your photos and "open" them one at a time.

    Your photos should now be on Canva’s “gallery” tab. Repeat this process until all the selected pictures are now uploaded.
  5. 5
    Insert The Selected Photos Into The Collage 
    Delete the stock photos in the collage template by left-clicking the bin icon. You can now drag your selected photos into the template using the left mouse button.

    Canva allows you to adjust the size of any photo, which can be done by left-clicking the “crop marks” in the corner of each image.
  6. 6
    Download Your Project 
    When you have customized your collage to your liking, click on “file” at the top left of the website, and then select “download.” You will then be able to choose between PNG, JPG, and PDF. The collage will then be saved onto your computer.
  7. 7
    Print Photos 
    Once the collage is saved, you can now easily print multiple copies of your collage using the default print button on your operating system.

How-To Setup Popular Printer Brands For Multiple Pics!

Popular Printer Brands Setup For Multiple Pictures

Canon Printer

Canon is a popular brand associated with Mac. Before you print multiple photos, you’ll need to know how to set up a printer.

With that said, these steps can probably be applied to any printer connecting to a Mac.

  1. 1
    Connect your printer to a power source and turn it on.
  2. 2
    Connect your printer to your Mac computer by using a USB connector.
  3. 3
    Download the installation software. This may be prompted automatically.
  4. 4
    Open the Apple Menu and select “System Preferences.”
  5. 5
    Click on “Printers and Scanners.”
  6. 6
    Click on the “+” symbol box to search for your printer.
  7. 7
    Select your printer and then click on “add.”
  8. 8
    You will now be able to print multiple pictures.

HP Smart Printer

Connecting a printer to Windows 10 is very similar to that of Mac OS. For our example, we have chosen to base our steps on an HP printer.

As always, these steps should work with any printer connecting to a Windows desktop.

  1. 1
    Connect your printer to a power source and turn it on.
  2. 2
    Connect your printer to your Windows desktop using a USB connector.
  3. 3
    Open the Windows “Start Menu.”
  4. 4
    Click on the “Settings” (gear symbol) icon, and then select “Devices.”
  5. 5
    Click on “Printers & Scanners” and then select “Add a printer or a scanner.”
  6. 6
    Your printer’s name should then appear, and you can click on “add device.”
  7. 7
    You will now be able to print multiple pictures.

The Benefit Of Contact Sheets When Choosing Photos

The contact sheet layout allows you to have up to 35 photos on a single sheet of paper. This option is available on Windows 10, with a smaller 16-image limitation on Mac OS.

The contact sheet setting, therefore, gets its name and use from film/photography contact sheets. [2] Benefits include:

  • The ability to magnify every photo (as long as your printer and photo paper are of high quality).
  • Use one sheet to save space showcasing your collection as one image.
  • The ability to label each photo with a description.
  • Structuring more than one photo in an ascending/descending order.
  • One paper to encompass one picture as a collage.
  • Removing any mistakes, for example, the same image.
Preparing Multiple Pictures for Printing

Printing Multiple Pictures On One Page FAQs

How do you print a single picture multiple times on one page in Windows 10?

Printing a single picture multiple times on a single page (instead of multiple pages) follows the same steps as above, with one exception.

Right-click the image; select print; choose the layout settings (for example, wallet size pictures); and then, at the bottom left of the window, fill in the "copies of each picture."

How do you print multiple pictures on a single page using a smartphone?

The type of phone you have will determine whether you're able to print multiple pictures on a single page.

Since there's no official method, we would therefore recommend downloading a printing app.

Some great apps include Canon Print Service, HP Print Service, Samsung Print Service, and Canva.

How do I print from Windows 10 to PDF?

If you want to keep multiple photos on your desktop, then you can change your “printer” option to PDF. [3]

Once again, right-click the image/s; select print; under the “printer” option, choose “Microsoft Print to PDF.”

Click print as you would with any other document, and the file should now be saved as a PDF.


Conclusion

In conclusion, when asked how to print multiple pictures on one page, the solution can be found within a few clicks.

Inside Windows, the built-in "layout setting" will allow you to print up to 32 images on one page.

Mac follows the same "layout setting" process; however, it's capped at 16 images per page. Enjoy your prints!

References:

1. https://www.canva.com/create/photo-collages/
2. https://www.lightstalking.com/contact-sheets-workflow-give-go/
3. https://pdf.wondershare.com/pdf-knowledge/microsoft-print-to-pdf.html