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Aperture: Export N-Up?

I print a lot of 4x6 images from Aperture. I just crop to the right ratio (2x3 = 4x6), export full size to preserve as much detail as possible, and upload to the Wal-Mart website. An hour later I pick up the 4x6 prints.

Today Carey asked me to print four images per 4x6, giving her a bunch of 2x3 images that she could use as a border across a scrapbooking page. I figured "hey, no problem, Aperture can probably handle that."

Turns out I was wrong and Aperture seems to have no capability whatsoever to export four images (or two, or nine, or six, or any combination) per JPEG (or TIFF or whatever output format you choose). And no export plugins fill the hole from what I can tell.


Perhaps I'll write a plugin to do this, but if I do, I won't start until the winter. Spring/summer/fall is too busy.P.S. I exported them all and made my own über-JPEG in Photoshop. I believe they've printed fine, but I'll find out in a few days since I sent these to the wrong Wal-Mart. 🙂

2 Responses to "Aperture: Export N-Up?"

  1. I'm sorry, but I'm not understanding your problem. One paragraph you're saying you have no problem exporting 2x3-cropped-images as FS to have printed in size 4x6 at Walmart. The next paragraph you're saying you can't do it.


    Does she want them exported as one single jpeg that has them all in-line on one 8.5x11 sheet?

    Sorry, maybe it's just a slow Monday morning and the coffee hasn't kicked in yet.

  2. [quote comment="49053"]Sorry, maybe it's just a slow Monday morning and the coffee hasn't kicked in yet.[/quote]

    I think that's the case.

    I crop to 2x3 (which is the same ratio as cropping 4x6). Then I export, upload to Wal-Mart, and they're printed (as 4x6).

    I want to export four images into a single JPEG so that when Wal-Mart prints my 4x6, I get four 2x3 images on a single print.