While the internet is great for spreading your photos (or artworks) to the masses, a printed photo has something special about. It feels more valuable, more crafted and many levels above the mass of Instagram fodder that’s out there.

But how do you ensure that your images come out looking their best – whether you’re printing them yourself on a pro-quality photo printer such as Epson’s SureColor P600, or sending them to commercial printer for output at quantity or scale.

You could print your photos or artwork directly from Photoshop, Lightroom or Illustrator – but here we’re going to use InDesign, which is included with Adobe’s Creative Cloud. Using InDesign to create a PDF that you’ll print gives you more control over the cropping of your image and a better idea of how your work will come out on paper.

So here’s a step-by-step guide to how to prepare photos for printing.

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