However on my new MacBook Pro iPhoto 9 won’t let me do these things. I’ve found a way around making greeting cards by duplicating the photo, rotating it to upside down (as the pic always appears top left) and choosing paper size A4, print size 3×5. Then I can print a double fold card. (Apple obviously wants us to only order cards through them!)
I’ve tried Preferences, etc. I’ve even thought of uninstalling iPhoto 9 and installing the older version, although the editing features on the newer version are better. Any ideas how I can get back to printing four-up?
You’re right, Elaine – iPhoto seems to have dropped that functionality to ‘encourage’ you to buy Apple’s own greeting cards. But there is a way to print N-up the way you used to – in Preview.
Just export the four photos you want to a folder, or drag them to the Desktop. Then open all four at once in Preview and hit c-P. The resulting Print dialogue box will give you the options missing from iPhoto.
Click on Preview and, in the resulting drop-down menu, choose layout. Then change Pages Per Sheet to 4 and choose your layout direction. You’ll still need to play with the photo orientation, however.