OK...Asok mentioned it and now it is driving me nuts.....any Ideas what I am doing wrong in Photoshop to make every pic print elongated? It like the begining of a kung-fu flick here
Posted by: Casca1967
on: July 29, 2009
Can you please list step-by-step what you do to print the artwork so we can troubleshoot? Include printer type as well.
ok...I have a HP deskjet 4140 all in one.( this is probably the cause right there). I right click the picture and hit print picture, this brings up the print screen . I choose deskjet 4100 series printer, select al page range, 1 copy and hit print..That is here.. in photoshop I go through file to print with the same results...and scanned it are goes through th reverse being smushed down a bit
I use an HP2600 at work. What it does have is "Print Options" and there's a check box that reads "Scale to Fit Media". Then I hit Page Setup, and select whether it's Landscape or Portrait depending on the picture, and the printout should be the best possible fit and side ratio during printing.
The other option is to open Microsoft Word, then insert the picture on the page, resize to your specification and maintain the border height and width ratio. Once the picture is how you want it to be, the print should look exactly like what it does on the Word page.
Alternatively, you can use Illustrator or Inkscape to do the same as the above paragraph with more options and features before you send the page from printing. I believe with both applications (if you don't have Adobe Acrobat) you can even export your pic (or a group of pics on a single page) as pdf and print from there. Like Word, what is printed out should look exactly like the pdf page.
I say put it on a disk, take it down to one of those photo things, and just have it print it off for you in photo realism quality :)
this will indeed sound lame....but how? I was thinking the same thing Xan
could it be the border..possably
Go with the Microsoft word way. It always works for me 100% of the time.
umm....yeah about word...Dont have word. Its all good though. I will be cool. I figured out a ratio to get it to print out normal. I just resize it, save the jpeg and print it. seems to work well enough. Thanks for all the imput.