Print contact sheets

You can print contact sheets of your photos, and Aperture does all the layout work for you. All you have to do is specify the number of pages or columns; Aperture adjusts the size of the photos based on your layout and margin settings.

Print a contact sheet or series of contact sheets

  1. In the Browser, select the photos you want to print.

  2. Choose File > Print Images (or press Command-P).

  3. In the Print dialog, select either the Contact Sheets preset or the Review Sheet preset in the Custom Presets section.

  4. In the print options area, specify the following settings:

    • Choose a printer from the Printer pop-up menu.

    • If necessary, choose a color profile from the Color Profile pop-up menu.

      Note: Printer Managed, the default setting, is the appropriate choice in most cases. If you are outputting to a specific device profile or if you have color calibrated your printer, you should choose an appropriate profile from this pop-up menu.

    • Choose a paper size from the available items in the Paper Size pop-up menu.

    • In the Orientation pop-up menu, choose whether you want the contact sheet printed in Landscape mode or Portrait mode.

    • Choose a metadata view to display underneath each photo on the contact sheet.

    • Specify the number of rows and columns to set how many photos are printed on the page.

      The Preview area updates to show the new print dimensions for each photo in the contact sheet. You can double-click a photo to adjust its scale within the image frame. You use the Image Scale HUD to zoom in to and out of the photo.

  5. If you want to modify the arrangement of the photos on the page, click the More Options button at the bottom of the Print dialog, then use the Layout and Margins controls to adjust image spacing between the photos and add margins.

    Note: The margin lines are not visible unless you place the pointer over the Preview area of the Print dialog.

  6. To manually adjust the spacing margins, drag the row and column lines in the Preview area.

  7. Confirm that the settings in the Print dialog are correct, then click Print.

    The OS X Print dialog appears.

  8. Confirm that the settings in the OS X Print dialog are correct.

    Important: Make sure the paper type matches the color profile selected in the Aperture Print dialog. If you chose Printer Managed, make sure to enable your printer’s color management. For more information about enabling color management on your printer, see the documentation that came with your printer.

  9. Click Print.

Your contact sheet is printed.