Save Paper with Picture Packages with the Adobe Output Manager - dummies

Save Paper with Picture Packages with the Adobe Output Manager

By Peter Bauer

Using Bridge’s PDF-generation feature with the Adobe Output Manager and Photoshop CC is a great way to put multiple copies of an image on the same page for printing. Suppose that you need to print a dozen copies of an image, each at 4×5 inches.

Printing each on a separate sheet of paper takes 12 sheets (oh, the cost!) and 12 print cycles. Define a custom layout in Bridge’s Output panel to put four 4×5 images on a single Letter size page, and you use three sheets of paper and wait through only three print cycles. Um, lwhich do you want to do?

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You have to do the math to get your picture packages to print at the size you want. In this example, assume you want 4×5 inch prints. Therefore, you split the difference between size of the prints and paper in the Top/Bottom and Left/Right margins.