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.
Portraits & Prints stores your photos in Catalogs and prints your photos on Templates.
WHAT IS A CATALOG?
A Catalog is a double-clickable document that displays thumbnails of the photos that you want to print. It is not a photo organizer like iPhoto, it simply links to the photos you add. Photos can be added from iPhoto, a folder, a CD, a website, or anywhere. You can add one photo or hundreds. You can create as many catalogs as you want and save the catalogs for future use. Brightness, contrast, sharpness, saturation, red-eye, balloon-caption, rotation, and cropping tools are available. Any enhancements made to photos are stored within the catalog and applied to the image when it is printed so the original photo is left untouched.
WHAT IS A TEMPLATE?
Template is a page layout where the photo size and position are preset. A template is a lot more than a photo layout; it can contain any kind of text and graphics so you can print your photos any way you want. A template could be as simple as eight- wallet sized photos printed on a page, or as complex as eight-company ID badges containing photos, graphics, and text. Once a template is created, that template can be used over and over again, changing the photos and accompanying text. You can download hundreds of free templates using the Template Manager or create your own.
The Template Manager is the best part of Portraits & Prints. 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! If you don't see what you need then create it. Portraits & Prints comes with all the tools you need to create any kind of template you can imagine. Portraits & Prints does a lot more than print your photos, it brings them to life.
iPHOTO AND PORTRAITS & PRINTS
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.
PRINT YOUR PHOTOS ANYWHERE
With Portraits & Prints you can print and view your photos anywhere, not just 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. Click here to read the tip on Exporting your photos.
LET YOUR PHOTOS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES
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. Click here to read the tip and see how easy it is to add text to your photos and templates.
WE MADE IT EASY
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!