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Old 10-10-2008, 12:29 AM   #1
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Is there an easy way to print a photo contact sheet?


Many times I am required to print a bunch of photos on a single sheet.

M$ has a print program where selected photos will be put on a contact sheet. Is that possible with linux?

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Old 10-10-2008, 03:21 AM   #2
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There are several possibilities. I like for example a batch plugin for GIMP image editor, google for: David's Batch Processor

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Old 10-10-2008, 11:04 AM   #3
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Imagemagick is very good. One of its components is montage
(It also needs html2ps so install that too!)
It has lots of options (see man montage), here's one for you to try:

Code:
tred@vaio:~$ montage -size 400x400 /home/tred/Pictures/2008/Sept/*.JPG  -thumbnail 200x200 -font /var/lib/defoma/gs.d/dirs/fonts/Vera.ttf  -set caption '%t' -bordercolor Lavender -background grey40  -gravity Center   -pointsize 9  -density 144x144  +polaroid  -resize 50%   -set label ''  -background white  -geometry +1+1  -tile 5x  index.html
Let it run, then open the file index.html (in the current directory)
Or just open the index.png (in the current directory)
 
Old 10-11-2008, 10:18 PM   #4
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Thanks guys
David's Batch Processor seems like a pretty good plugin for gimp but I don't think it will do contact sheets.

I am installing imagemagik as I write this. I will let you know how it goes.

I found gnome-photo-printer which I think might do the trick, but I think it would be too difficult to install it on kde.

Messing with digicam does not seem to set up a contact sheet.

Thanks
okos
 
Old 10-11-2008, 11:11 PM   #5
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I have not tried imagemagik yet but I did find a solution!

GQview that comes with slackware will print a contact sheet (proof sheet) as follows:

Select the photos>click file>print>select proof sheet>goto printer tab>select a printer> print

You can select image sizes to determine how many images will fit on one page.

Hopefully this will help others with the same question.
 
  


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