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Chapter 6. Printing Photos > Uses for greeting cards

Uses for greeting cards

  • Print your own holiday cards rather than buying pre-printed ones.

  • Make custom birthday cards for friends and family.

  • Print invitations to a party.

✓ Tips

  • You can choose between single-fold and double-fold greeting cards.Single-fold greeting cards print the photo on half the paper; double-fold greeting cards print the photo on one-quarter of the paper.

  • Cropping a photo to an aspect ratio of 8 x 5 increases the size of the photo for a single-fold greeting card. However, cropping to 5.5 x 4.25 for a double-fold greeting card doesn't make a noticeable difference because it's so close to the original aspect ratio of 4 x 3.

  • There's no way to prevent photos from printing right at the folded edges, which looks particularly amateurish with double-fold cards. Easy Card (see sidebar) does a better job.

  • iPhoto doesn't let you enter text inside the greeting cards or print a photo on the inside of the card. Consider one of the alternatives mentioned in the sidebar to work around this problem.

  • You can buy special photo paper for greeting cards that's pre-scored for easier and more attractive folding.



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