More print options

As a full-fledged image-editing program, Elements has some printing options you may not think of using on snapshots. But features like the Print Preview box's Position tool are great for projects like greeting cards and scrapbooking because you tell Elements where you want the photo to go. And adding a border is a nice touch for invitations and greeting cards. Here's a quick run-down of your choices:

• Position . This option tells Elements where to put your photo on the page. Elements starts you out with the "Center Image" checkbox turned on. You need to turn it off before you can reposition your image. To change the location of your photo, either drag its thumbnail or, in the boxes provided, type the amount of offset you want. (Top controls how far your image is from the top of the page; Left controls the distance from the left edge of the page.)

• Border . When you want to add a border to your photo, turn on the Border checkbox and enter the size you want for your border (in inches, millimeters, or points). Elements shrinks your photo to accommodate the border. Click the white square to bring up the Elements Color Picker so that you can choose a color for your border.

• Print Crop Marks . This setting, found to the right of the Border settings, lets you print guidelines in the margins of your photo to make it easier to trim it exactly. Crop marks are primarily useful for trimming bordered photos so that the borders are exactly even.

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