There are several ways to print pictures in Windows.
Windows Photo Viewer is a desktop app that provides a great way to print photos. You can print a single picture (and choose from a variety of popular sizes) or you can print multiple pictures at once.
You can download your favorite image viewing or editing app from the Windows Store and print by using the Devices charm.
And you can print pictures by using a variety of other Desktop apps.
Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.(If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.)
Enter File Explorer in the search box, and then tap or click File Explorer.
Double-tap or double-click the Pictures folder.
If the pictures you want to print are stored somewhere other than the Pictures folder, go to that place instead.
If you want to print a single picture, press and hold or right-click the picture you want to print, and then tap or click Print.
If you want to print more than one picture, press and hold the Ctrl key, tap or click each of the pictures you want to print, and then tap or click Print.
In the Print Pictures dialog box, choose a printer, paper size, print quality, print style, and the number of copies.
When you’re happy with your selection, tap or click Print.
Enter the name of the app in the search box, and then tap or click the app to open it.
Select or open the photos you want to print.
Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Devices.(If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Devices.)
Tap or click Print.
If the app you're using doesn't support printing, you'll see a message that says This app can't print.
Choose a printer from the list.
You’ll see a preview of what you're printing, along with the number of copies and the page orientation on the preview pane.
If you can't find the printer you want, you can add it. For more info, see Install a printer.
To see what else you can do, tap or click More settings.
The options in More settings differ for each printer, but you can typically change the paper type, page layout, print orientation, and other output settings. The options you see are made available by the printer manufacturer.
When you’re happy with the settings, tap or click Print.
Each desktop app determines how you print from that app, so the way to print will vary from app to app. Here are some of the most common ways to print from desktop apps:
Look in the File menu. It's very common for a Print option to be located in the app's File menu.
This might bring up the app's Print dialog box.
Look for a print icon or button. App manufacturers commonly put a print icon or button somewhere on the screen. These are commonly located on a toolbar positioned across the top or bottom of the app.
If none of those ways work, look at the documentation that came with the app or visit the app's help and support site to learn how to print.
With Windows Photo Viewer, you can make prints of your digital photos. If you don't have a printer handy, you can use Windows to order prints online.
Double-click a picture to launch Windows Photo Viewer.
On the toolbar, click the Print button, and then click Print.
In the Print Pictures dialog box, select the printer, paper size, print quality, print style, and number of copies.
When you're done, click Print.
You can print several smaller pictures on a single page.
Press and hold the Ctrl key, and then click the pictures you want to print.
Right-click any of the selected pictures, and then click Print.
In the Print Pictures dialog box, select the picture size and number of copies.
You'll see a preview of your picture in the Print Pictures dialog box. Depending on the number of pictures you're printing, you might use more than one sheet of paper.
To launch the Print Pictures dialog box directly, right-click a photo, and then click Print.
Some printers allow you to print a mirror image of a picture (sometimes called "reverse landscape" or "reverse portrait"). If you select this option, the preview image in the Print Pictures dialog box won't change. However, the picture will print as a mirror image.
Print quality depends on several factors, including your choices of paper and ink, printer settings, and the quality of the original photo.
You can also order prints of your pictures online. For more information, see Order prints of your pictures online.
For help editing photos, emailing them, or transferring them from your camera to computer, see Digital pictures: recommended links. To learn more about Windows Photo Viewer, see
View and use your pictures in Windows Photo Viewer.
What would you like to do?
To understand a printing problem, see Why can't I print?
To print a webpage, email, or document, see Print a document or file.
To change color, paper size, or other options, see Choosing print options.
To print the computer screen, see Take a screen capture (print your screen).
If you have a printer connected to your computer, you can make prints of digital pictures. The quality of your prints depends upon a number of factors, including the type of printer paper, your choice of ink, and printer settings. You can control many of these settings when you print the picture, but also keep in mind that the overall quality and resolution of the digital picture you are printing will affect your final result.
Open Windows Photo Gallery by clicking the Start button , clicking All Programs, and then clicking Windows Photo Gallery.
Click the picture you want to print.
To select more than one picture, hold down the CTRL key while you click the pictures that you want to select.
On the toolbar, click Print, and then click Print.
In the Print Pictures dialog box, select the printer, paper size, print quality, print style, and number of copies you want to print.
When you are finished choosing how you want to print your pictures, click Print to start printing.
You can also print pictures from the Pictures folder.
The aspect ratio of a digital picture usually does not match the printed page, so your pictures might have blank borders to ensure that they print in their entirety. Select the Fit picture to frame check box to print without any borders. If you choose this option, however, part of the picture might be cut off.