Project Life: Printing 6x8 Photos


Last year when I was doing Project Life in a 12x12 format, one of my favourite things to do - especially when I was low on photos for the week - was to add an enlarged photo and cut it to fit into the pockets. After a little trial and error I got it down to a science. The easiest (and cheapest if you're sending your photos out) for me is to print the image as two 4x6 photos. 

The way I do it is pretty straightforward - no computer or photoshop needed. You just need the PicFrame app and an iPhone. Pictures taken vertically work best, horizontal photos are much trickier to line up so if you're wanting to include a certain shot as an enlarged photo in your spread, try to remember to take your picture vertically.

Step One: Using the PicFrame app (you can find it in the iTunes store) select the top right corner where it says 1:1, you'll want to tap on 3:2 (which is your horizontal 4x6).


Step Two: Tap on the first square (the menu will continue to show squares, even though you've selected a different ratio). Next you'll want to remove the white border. Tap Style along the bottom menu.

Step Three: Slide the Width tab all the way to the left (you'll see the border disappear as you do this). Now you want to select your photo. Tap the blank canvas and hit Camera Roll.

Step Four: As I mentioned above, pictures taken vertically are the best (I haven't figured out a way to make horizontal photos work - unless they're taken in Panoramic mode - then the process is similar). Once you've selected your picture, do not zoom in, swipe so the photo is at the very top. Tap share and then save. Then repeat this step but this time swipe to the photo is at the very bottom (tap share and then save).

Step Five: Print your two 4x6 photos and cut them to fit your page protector configuration. Because I use four 3x4's pockets, I would cut both of these photos down the middle with my paper trimmer. 

I hope this was easy for you guys to understand, I'm not the greatest with explaining things, so if you have any questions please leave a comment below and I'll do my best to answer it! 

Remember I'd love to see all your work! If you upload pictures to Instagram, please use the hashtag #singlegirlsb so others can get inspired!

12 comments:

  1. Tracy, thanks for sharing this! I've never thought of doing it this way! I'm definitely going to have to give it a try! Also, I'm really enjoying your blog! Thanks!

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  2. Wow, this is so helpful! Every other tutorial I've seen uses photoshop, which I sadly don't have. I will definitely be trying this out :)

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  3. i never thought to do it this way, this is amazing! thank you!

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  4. SO helpful! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Thanks for this! I use pic frame to print 2 3x4 photos off my iphone but never though to use it to make the enlarged but fit in all pockets photo!

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  6. This is exactly what I do! Great job explaining!

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  7. I can't wait to try this! Thanks.

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  8. YOU ARE MY HERO. I've been trying to figure out how to do a 6X8 with that app and couldn't make it work.

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  9. Oh! I figured out horizontal!
    Change the ratio to 2:3, select the same single frame, remove the border, select the horizontal photo that you want to do 6X8, tap on the picture, rotate the photo 90* so it's now a vertical orientation, save. Now repeat the process with the 3:2 ration.

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  10. Thanks so much for the tip! This was so easy to do!!

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  11. Love this idea! Need to take more vertical pix! I always take square ones for Insta! Thx for sharing tutorial & your brushscript cards! (CalleLillyCafe on IG) Happy day!

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  12. Thank you for this clear tutorial! I already use this app, and 6x8 inch, so this is a great idea. I do have one question: what is the format of the original picture? Is that a square?

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