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Old 05-31-2012, 09:52 AM
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Question printing jpeg file in 100%

I am trying to print jpeg files of scans I made in 1 to 1 scale.

On my printer and using Windows MS photo editor or picture viewer, When I click on 100% it is not giving it to me and I have to play with the scale with multiple trials to get it to print to the same size as the original. However, if I scan and save the file in pdf format it does print at 100%

Any suggestions short of bying another software?


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Old 05-31-2012, 09:55 AM
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use primo pdf -its a free download at cnet.com or just search primo pdf. ignore all the other stuff it trys to give you, then just create the file in that and print it out. it might not be the huge size you want, but it will be withing printer parameters. there are so many tutorials here on this you might want to skim thru the tutorials section on it.
other than that, take it to kinkos or the equivelent and let them deal with it.
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:25 PM
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Photo Editor is terrible for printing consistent scales. Even MS Paint does better. Or, get GIMP as a free, fully functional graphics editor.

The trick is to know what resolution you're working at. So check your scanner settings to start - is it set to 300dpi? 600dpi? etc. That's how many pixels per inch you have to work with.

So say you scanned a letter page 8.5x11" at 300dpi. Your resulting JPG file should be 2550x3300 pixels in size.

Your image should now have those attributes, so it knows what its print scale is. In MS Paint, you can confirm under Image -> Attributes, and confirm the resolution and width/height. In GIMP it's under Image -> Print Size.

Then, in the Page Setup options (in either), make sure the print scale is set to 100% and set your borders to as near to 0 as you can. Then fire it off to the printer and measure the results to be sure they're accurate.
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Try using IRFANVIEW to view, re-scale and print images.
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:25 PM
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you can
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the pic in paint.
just use percentages. i think its in the scroll down tab attributes. just use percentage instead of the other choices.
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I'm wondering if the issue isn't in his use of the printer driver software. No matter what software you print out of (Paint Shop Pro, whatever) you get a screen from your printer driver. On all of the HP printer screens, if you look sort of bottom rightish or straight down (hard to describe) you can see something that says "fit to page" on a drop down button. Click the button and you can get 100% or whatever. There are variants but that is the idea.

I imagine that the other printer brands must have something similar.

[hint] if you want to get the nicest color, sometimes you need to go a screen or more into things (like, "options" or something) and change your paper from "default" to "bright white" and your print quality from "normal" to "best". Things can look much better that way.

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Old 05-31-2012, 10:21 PM
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I don't think it is a printer issue . If I scan and save in PDF format and then print it at 100 percent, it is the same size as the original regardless of other setting.

I need the same results in jpeg format files


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Old 06-01-2012, 08:12 PM
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in xp paint it is in sketch,skew
and then you just deduct the amount you want to reduce and shrink the image to,
i suggest by 5's.
95 in both hieght and width
and then down that way until you reach something you like after printing.
then use the select box, you can enclose it , with or without borders, and then rclick copy to
i would just copy to desktop and then you can close it all, and open the image, rename it, print it and see, and continue to modify.
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:19 AM
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Isaac,
A quick, non-technical option is just to paste the picture into a document (any word processor should do). You can then use the graphics options in the document to set the photo to its original size.
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:22 AM
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Isaac,
A quick, non-technical option is just to paste the picture into a document (any word processor should do). You can then use the graphics options in the document to set the photo to its original size.
Yogi

Not sure what you mean?


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