The Print Shop Mac User Guide

The Print Shop Mac is designed to help you learn the software. Be sure to also check out the Video Tutorials and the Forums for additional ideas. To access the User Guide, either click on a topic in the Help Topics column on the left, choose a frequently accessed topic below or search for a specific top using the search bar on the right. Print Shop Mac Downloadable User Guide

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Photo Album Settings


Photo Album Pages

Select which project pages to upload using the options in this step:

  • The Select Allbutton will mark all pages for printing.
  • The Clear All button will clear all pages from printing.
  • Alternately, type a range of pages in the Page range field. To indicate a range of pages (e.g. from page 2 through page 5), put a dash in between the page numbers (2-5). You may also enter specific page numbers, separated by commas (1,4,6) or a combination of ranges and individual pages (1-3,5).
  • You may also directly check the box in the upper left corner of each project page preview to mark the page for printing.
  • To change the order of the pages, close the Photo Album Wizard and see Page Order.

Click OK to return to the main screen.

File Compression

Photo Album Export Quality

Drag the slider to choose a quality setting. The higher percentages create sharper, more accurate files, but the files will take up more disk space and will take longer to upload to the printing website. For good printing results choose 80% or higher.

Click OK to return to the main screen.

Book Spine Options (Photo Cover Only)

Book Spine Options

The following cover options apply only to hard bound books with a photo cover (if you are not printing a photo cover album, continue with the Summary step below):

  • Spine Color: Click on a color square to choose the color of the spine. For more options, click on the More Colors button.
  • Spine Text: The spine text is what you will see when the photo album is sitting on a shelf. Type in the text you would like in the Spine Text field. Click the No spine text checkbox if you do not want to print anything on the spine.
  • Spine Text Color: Choose the color for the spine text by clicking on one of the options next to Spine Text Color.
  • Click the Next button.


In the Summary screen, confirm that you have approved your project pages by checking the box and then click the Finish button.

At this point The Print Shop will launch the photo album website (Internet connection required). Follow the instructions on the website to complete the order.


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