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Photo Album Options

You can print a Photo Album containing all the pictures you have collected for an individual.  These pictures can be printed in different sizes and can include the caption and description associated with each one.

The Photo Album Options window can be reached two different ways.  Either by choosing Scrapbook from the View tab on the Ribbon bar to display the Picture Scrapbook Options where you then click the Print Scrapbook button, or by clicking the Pictures button associated with any individual or marriage. This displays the Media Gallery where you then click the Print Pictures button.  From here you can set many options pertaining to the layout of the printed photo album.


Title and Subtitle-The title and subtitle are printed at the top of each page, above the pictures.
Approximate Pictures Per Page-The size of the pictures varies according to the size of the page and the number of pictures printed on each page.  You can select from one to thirty pictures per page.  The options are approximation when printing in portrait mode and when the captions and descriptions are not very long.  As the captions and descriptions grow in length, fewer pictures can be placed on each page.
Picture Spacing-The pictures can also be printing with different spacing between them.  Pictures printed with Tight spacing are larger than those printed with Loose spacing.
Picture Reduction Width - You can use temporarily reduced resolution pictures in the report.  This is useful when the original picture files are in a very high resolution format and are many megabytes in file size.  Huge picture files like this often overwhelm the print preview engine in Legacy and end up appearing as empty white boxes in the report.  Creating a smaller, temporary picture file bypasses this problem.  Since the pictures in the report are usually printed in a much smaller size than the large original files, there is no apparent loss of clarity when printed.
What to Include-Each picture can include its Caption and/or File Name printed above it, and the Description and Date printed below.  You can specify that the Description be left- or center-justified and the Date to be bolded or not.  You can also choose to have a Border Line drawn around each picture.  A Drop Shadow is also available to give the pictures a 3D effect.  You can also choose to have a Dividing Line printed between each subsequent picture in a column to more easily distinguish when the next caption and picture begin.

Page Setup
The Page Setup screen allows you to change margins, paper orientation, paper size, borders, headers, page numbering and footers.  (See Page Setup for more information.)


You can specify the font name, size and style to be used in each section of the photo album.  See Report Fonts for more information.

Where to Send the Report
The report can be output to two formats.  Make your choice by clicking on the appropriate option button in the lower right.  The choices are:

Screen / Printer - Sends the report to either the Print Preview window or directly to your printer depending on whether you click the Preview or Print button.

PDF File - Generates the report, displays it in the Print Preview window and then creates an Adobe PDF (Portable Document File) file.  This file can be viewed with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader and easily sent to other people by e-mail.  (This feature is part of the Deluxe Edition only.)

When you have set all the options for the photo album printout, click either the Preview button to see an on-screen view of the album before actually printing, or click Print to have all the photo album sent directly to the printer.

Note:  The settings for the Photo Album Options screen are saved in a file called Album.usr in the [My Documents]\Legacy Family Tree\_AppData\Usr\ folder.