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Hi. I’m new to home printing and need help! I am trying to print photos from IPhone  and iPad using 8 1/2x11 photo paper.  I want to print as 4x6 but they keep coming as 8 1/2 x11. 

If that is an easy fix, is it possible to print more then one photo on a page?

Thanks,

Susan7599

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@Susan7599 

 

HP Smart - later / newer version 7.x -  for iOS, at this writing, finally supports manually resizing photos.

 

As far as I can discern, the newer version still does not support resizing a photo to exact dimensions nor does it seem to support multiple photos on one sheet.

 

Just tested something that does work, though the initial setup is painful.

The method depends on (free) Pages App

 

NOTE:  iOS is not my specialty - there may be obvious "other ways" to accomplish this.  ?

 

Open a new blank document in Pages

Open the menu (circle enclosing three horizontal dots - upper right corner of page)

Select Document Setup (likely the last entry in the list)

Slide the side margins to .5 inches (most printers tolerate a .5 inch side margin)

Slide the top / bottom margins up / down against the header / footer section

Click Done

Click the + (in the upper right corner of the page)

Select Image Gallery

Grab the upper right corner of the gallery box

Extend box size to the dimensions wanted, in this case 6 inches wide by 4 inches high

Tap the plus-in-circle inside the gallery box, browse and add your first photo

If desired, double tap under the newly inserted photo to add a description of the photo

Repeat the operation: add the Image Gallery and then adding a second photo and description

 

This supports two photos, sized as needed, 

Save / Rename / manage the document as desired.

 

NOTE:  I have not tested it - it does appear one can easily set up a template in Pages, perhaps with the "pre-sized" gallery boxes for photos to be added later.   This would at least offer a way to reduce total number of steps...

 

Continuing...

Click the "Circle enclosing horizontal dots" menu option (Settings?)

Select Export > PDF > Save to Files > HP Smart

Save (upper right corner of menu)

Close the Pages application

 

Open HP Smart App

Find document in Files or Recents

Finally

Print the file

 

 

 

There must be an easier way to print files "at size", though at this time I have not found it.

 

The "manual" resize in HP Smart (newer version) does allow resize (pinch / move) -

  • It does not appear to support (at this writing) exact dimension resizing,
  • Nor does it appear to support multiple photos on a sheet of paper.

Rats.

 

 

Interestingly, HP Smart for Windows 10 easily supports the option of multiple prints on a page, and supports the selected photo print size.

 

Example - HP Smart for Windows 10 - Multiple Photos

 

Open HP Smart

Click / Select Print Photos

Open the folder in which you have saved your photos

To Select more than one photo, Depress and hold the Control Key

Click / Select  one or more photos

Click "Select Photos to Print"

 

HP_Smart_Multiple_Photos_per_Sheet_1A.jpgHP_Smart_Multiple_Photos_per_Sheet_1A

 

Next

Select / Verify the settings for the print job

Including:

  • Orientation
  • Paper Size
  • Photo Size (size of each photo)
  • Layout > Single Photo or Multiple photos per page
  • Borderless On or Off (Not all printers support this option)
  • Scaling Crop or Fit (Usually just leave as Crop)
  • Paper Type (Depends on what is loaded in the printer)
  • Output Quality (Usually leave as "normal" - some printers balk or dump too much ink on "best")
  • Copies (Depends on how many sheets / prints needed, usually 1)
  • Check / Set "More Settings" if needed
  • When ready, click Print

 

HP_Smart_Multiple_Photos_per_Sheet_1.jpgHP_Smart_Multiple_Photos_per_Sheet_1

 

 

References

 

HP Smart - Download, How-to and FAQ

 HP Printers - Using the HP Smart App (Android, Apple iOS)

 

 

HP Smart - Help for Windows (includes a link to the store and an FAQ section)

Learn how to use HP Smart on your Windows 10 computer

 HP Printers - Using the HP Smart App (Windows 10)

 

 

Reference and Resources – Places to find (more) help and learn about your Printer

Clarification of terms and "what the printer can do" (Specifications)

Printer Homepage – “Things that are your printer”

NOTE:  Content depends on device type and Operating System

HP Drivers / Software / Firmware Updates, How-to Videos, Bulletins/Notices, Lots of How-to Documents, Troubleshooting, Access to the Print and Scan Doctor (Windows), User Guides, Product Information, more

When the website support page opens, Select (as available) a Category > Topic > Subtopic

HP OfficeJet Pro 6960 All-in-One Printer series

 

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@Dragon-Fur

 

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer.  I will try this and let you know how it works for me.  I do have a Windows home PC in addition to a Mac if I can’t figure it out.  Is transferring photos from iphone to Windows going to be a problem or are they compatible? 

Thank

Susan7599

 

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@Susan7599 

 

I have iCloud for Windows 

 

Any photos are set to be downloaded to my Windows PC.

(Check the box next to Photos in iCloud.)

 

In my case, iCloud photos from iPad show up in Windows computer in Folder:

C:\Users\MyAccount\Pictures\iCloud Photos\Downloads

 

Nice and neat - no "transfer" beyond having installed the iCloud app for Windows and setting the options.

 

Except for the necessary differences in the Mac hierarchy, I would guess iCloud would also include all your synced (checked options) information.  I cannot verify whether Mac supports the resizing options - the Windows version of the HP Smart application is smarter than the iOS version on the iPad:  The Mac version of whatever photo viewing / print software you are using likely includes resize features.

 

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How do I insert the other photos in HP Smart for windows?

 

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@B_Will 

 

I have updated the instructions and image examples in my original post.

 

Essentially, When you are selecting photos to print, depress and hold down the control key while you select your photos.

 

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