How to Print a Photo on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Printing photos on a Mac can be a straightforward process if you know the right steps. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of printing a photo on your Mac using the built-in Photos app.

Step 1: Open the Photos App

To start, open the Photos app on your Mac. You can find it in the Applications folder or by searching for it using Spotlight (press Command + Spacebar and type “Photos”).

Step 2: Select the Photo to Print

In the Photos app, navigate to the album or library where your desired photo is located. Once you’ve found it, click on it to select it.


If you have multiple photos you want to print, hold down the Command key while selecting each photo.

Step 3: Access Print Options

To access print options, go to the top menu bar and click on File > Print... Alternatively, you can use the shortcut Command + P.

Step 4: Adjust Print Settings

A print dialog box will appear with various print settings. Here are a few key options:

  • Copies: Specify the number of copies you want to print.
  • Paper Size: Choose the appropriate paper size for your photo.
  • Paper Type: Select the type of paper you are using for printing.
  • Orientaion: Choose between portrait or landscape orientation.


If you want to make advanced adjustments such as changing the print quality or color options, click on the Show Details button.

Step 5: Preview and Print

Once you have adjusted the print settings according to your preferences, click on the Print button to start printing your photo. You can also click on the Preview button to see how the photo will look when printed.

Step 6: Collect Your Printed Photo

After you click Print, your Mac will send the print job to your selected printer. Make sure your printer is turned on and has enough paper. Once printed, collect your photo from the printer tray.

Congratulations! You have successfully printed a photo on your Mac using the Photos app. Enjoy displaying your captured memories!

Remember, if you ever need to print a photo again, simply follow these steps for a hassle-free printing experience.

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