My art department came to me with a request. They said that the contact sheets I was providing to them from Portfolio weren’t of a high enough quality, and that the contact sheets they produced from iPhoto were much “sharper and clearer”. I first thought that this was a psychological issue… Then I ran some tests. Sure enough, iPhoto contact sheets are nicer than Portfolio produces - those contact sheets are “fuzzier” or “grainier”.
So I tried another experiment. I collected the images and saved them locally, then I opened them up using FastStone Image Viewer (a free, online tool), and printed contact sheets from that program. They look great - as high quality as iPhoto, and much better than Portfolio.
The problem is, this is a lot of extra work for yours truly. Is there a way to make the contact sheets from Portfolio even better?
My Print settings are: 9 Items Per Page, 0.20 Inches Minimum Spacing Between, and Image (dropdown) is set to Best (slowest).