How to Print a Contact Sheet in Digital Photo Professional on Your Canon EOS 6D

By Doug Sahlin

If you need to print a contact sheet of RAW images from your Canon EOS 6D, you can easily do so in Digital Photo Professional. You can specify how many rows and columns are on the sheet and much more. To print a contact sheet in Digital Photo Professional:

  1. Launch Digital Photo Professional and then choose File→Print Contact Sheets.

    The Contact Sheet dialog box appears.


  2. Click Properties.

    The Page Setup dialog box appears.


  3. Click the Format For button.

    A list of printers connected to your computer appears.

  4. Select the desired printer from the drop-down list.

    This closes the Properties dialog box.

  5. Accept the default paper size (8 1/2 x 11), or Click the Paper Size button.

    This displays a list of paper sizes.

  6. Select the desired paper size.

  7. Accept the default orientation (Portrait) or select Landscape.

    This option determines whether the sheet is taller than it is wide (portrait), or wider than it is tall (landscape).

  8. Accept the default scale (100%) or enter a different value.

    If you enter a larger value, part of the contact sheet will be cut off.

  9. Click OK to apply the settings and exit the Page Setup dialog box.

  10. Click the CMS Settings tab.

    The Color Match Settings dialog box opens. This lets you specify a printer profile or CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) simulation profile.

  11. Select the desired options from the drop-down list and then click OK to exit the Color Match Settings dialog box and return to the Contact Sheet dialog box.

  12. Click the Image tab.

    The size and formatting options for the contact sheet are displayed.


  13. Accept the default layout (Number of Images), or choose Size from the drop-down menu.

    The default option sizes the contact sheet to the page. If you choose Size, you can specify the size of the contact sheet, which determines how much of the page is contact sheet and how much of the page is blank.

    The default unit of measure is millimeters. If you want to use the size option and prefer to set the size up in inches, go to Step 20 to open the Settings tab, and then choose inches as the unit of measure.

  14. If you accept the default option (Number of Images), enter the desired value in the Columns and Rows text boxes.

    This determines how many columns and rows of images are displayed on each page of the contact sheet.

  15. Choose the desired layout.

    Your options are Vertical or Horizontal.

  16. Click the Text tab and then enter the desired information in the Header and Footer boxes.


    Alternatively, you can display the page number, or you can display the page number and the total number of pages.

  17. Accept the default font face and size for the header/footer, or click the ellipsis (. . .) button to the right to specify a different font face and size.

  18. (Optional) Choose an option in the Caption section.

    You can display the serial number or the filename.

    If you don’t choose a Caption option, skip to Step 20.

  19. Accept the default font face and size for the caption, or click the ellipsis button to specify a different font face and size.

  20. Click the Settings tab.


  21. (Optional) Click the Unit drop-down list and choose Inches as the unit of measurement.

    Don’t do this if your preferred unit of measure is millimeters.

  22. (Optional) Select the Print Background in Black check box.

    Choose this option, and the background behind the images is black.

  23. (Optional) If desired, select the Rotate Images to Match Main Window Orientation check box.

    If you don’t use this option, images aren’t rotated if they don’t have the same orientation.

  24. Click the Print button.

    The selected printer prints the contact sheet.