How to Print Photos on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Are you a Mac user looking to print your favorite photos? Look no further!

In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process of printing photos on your Mac. Whether you want to frame your memories or create a photo album, these simple steps will help you achieve professional-looking prints.

Step 1: Select the Photos

First things first, open the Photos app on your Mac. Browse through your library and select the photos you wish to print. To select multiple photos at once, hold down the Command key while clicking on each photo.

Step 2: Edit and Enhance (Optional)

If desired, you can edit and enhance your photos before printing them. The Photos app offers various editing tools such as adjusting brightness, contrast, and saturation. To access these tools, simply double-click on a photo and click on the “Edit” button in the top-right corner.

Step 3: Print Preview

Once you have selected and edited your photos (if necessary), it’s time to preview how they will look when printed. To do this, click on “File” in the menu bar and select “Print”. A preview window will appear showing all the selected photos.


If you want to print different sizes of the same photo or multiple copies of a particular photo, select those specific images before opening the Print dialog box.

Step 4: Adjust Print Settings

In the Print preview window, click on “Show Details” to expand the options for adjusting print settings. Here are some settings worth considering:

  • Paper Size: Choose an appropriate paper size for your prints. Common options include 4×6 inches, 5×7 inches, and 8×10 inches.
  • Orientation: Select either “Portrait” (vertical) or “Landscape” (horizontal) orientation based on the composition of your photos.
  • Quality: Adjust the print quality according to your preferences. Higher quality settings generally result in better detail and color accuracy.
  • Borderless Printing: If you want your photos to extend to the edges of the paper without any white borders, enable this option if available.

Step 5: Print

When you’re satisfied with the print settings, it’s time to hit that print button! Simply click on the “Print” button in the Print preview window. Your Mac will send the printing job to your connected printer, and you’ll be able to collect your beautiful prints in no time!


If you encounter any issues while printing, make sure your printer is properly connected and has enough ink or toner. You can also try restarting both your Mac and printer for troubleshooting purposes.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully learned how to print photos on your Mac.

Now you can cherish your favorite memories in physical form or create personalized gifts for your loved ones. Happy printing!

Note: The steps mentioned above may vary slightly depending on the version of macOS and Photos app installed on your Mac.

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