Annotating iPhoto contact sheets redux

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In a recent entry, I offered a tip for creating annotated contact sheets with iPhoto. Readers the world over piped in with solutions of their own. Here are some of the best.

Bill Kline offers:

iPhoto will work nicely if she incorporates SnapzPro X into her workflow, She can go to iPhoto’s View menu, select “Titles”, and iPhoto will place the title under each thumbnail. She can set the size of the thumbnails big enough to display all the title’s characters, then invoke SnapzPro selection, select just her browser window with a full set of thumbnails, and hit Return, and it will snap a picture of that selection, and save it wherever she wants it however she wants it.

Haven Sweet suggests:

An easier process (since it does not involve exporting pictures) is to create an iPhoto book, using the yearbook template. Important: click on settings (the blue gear icon) and be sure that “Automatically enter photo information” is checked.

Leave the cover and title page blank, then either add each picture in the desired order, or use autoflow to enter all in their sorted order. Each picture appears with its camera-generated title below, and you can even add more text in a second text box. You can set almost any number of pictures per page (2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 18, 20, and 32 pictures per page), so you can do some pages with many small images, and the best pictures in a larger size.

Neil Isaacson writes:

Regarding Ashley Williamson’s iPhoto dilemma, why not suggest she also place that web folder onto her client’s CD. Then they can also browse the images off the CD. Or a PDF could be made from the web pages and placed at the root level of the CD.

And Mac 911 forum visitor “uchuugaka” opines:

But even better, print to PDF before printing the web page format. It will be more reusable and printers will give better results.
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