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HP Photosmart Essential

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»  Select your photos
»  Edit the photos
»  Choose a page template
»  Drag-and-drop your photos
»  Print the page
Printing photos


Spend more of your time making memories than trying to print them. HP Photosmart Essential gives you an easy way to turn your digital photos into printed album pages, a brag book or you name it. You get to choose from several templates in which to drag-and-drop your photos. Get creative with various sized photos arranged on a page or print individual family portraits all on one page.

Select your photos

While viewing photos in HP Photosmart Essential, you simply click on the images you would like to include on a print template. The selected photos will appear as thumbnails at the bottom of the screen. You can always return to select more photos even after you've started a page.

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Edit the photos

Prepare your photos for a template by double-clicking on the photo to enter the edit options for removing red-eye, changing the lighting, cropping or applying a special filter and more. Or, select Auto Fix in the Advanced Photo Templates menu to automatically apply color and lighting correction to all photos before printing the page. Click on the Edit tab and fix your photos as you desire.

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Choose a page template

Click on the Print icon and select Photo Template. There are several page templates available for you with varying sizes and layouts for your photos. Choose a template that best suits your needs.

All of the images you selected earlier appear at the bottom of the screen. If you're missing a photo or two, return to the View tab and select more photos.

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Drag-and-drop your photos

Drag-and-drop your photos from the bottom of the screen into the page template. You can do this by holding down the left mouse button over a photo and dragging it into the album page. Once an image is in the template, you can move it around to different positions to select the best crop. You can also rotate or remove the photo from the album by right-clicking the image with your mouse pointer.

It's that easy!

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Print the page

People enjoying photos Great! You've had fun creating a page...and now you'd like to print it. Make sure that the correct paper size and printer settings are selected. You can also print multiple copies of the album page to share with friends and families.

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