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Problems with print settings

Mar 8, 2012 11:20 AM

Hello every one,


I am looking to print a file from photoshop cs5 and want to scale my media without resizing my image. I've made sure the scale to fit media is not checked but everytime I've attempted to change the media  size the image changes with it. Also how do I unlink the scale, height, width options? Here is the a screen shot of my situationScreen shot 2012-03-08 at 12.10.46 PM.png any advice?

  • Noel Carboni
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    Mar 8, 2012 1:44 PM   in reply to CoGordo4

    It might have been clearer if you'd shown the whole dialog...


    What are you really trying to accomplish?  Your attempt to "change the media size" confuses me.


    Bottom line is this:  If you set the image size via the Image - Image Size dialog, then that's how big it will print (assuming it all fits and you haven't checked the Scale to Fit Media box and have set the scale factor to 100%).


    It's inside the printer driver settings (available via the [Print Settings...] button) where you set the paper size.



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    Mar 8, 2012 2:08 PM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    As Noel said it would be more helpful to see the entire dialog box. Also what printer are you using? The dialog boxes change in photoshop based on the different manufacturer printer driver. So it's hard to give advise.

    Sounds like you  have a small document say, 4"x5" and you want to print it centered ( I presume ) on a 8.5x11 sheet of paper.

    Again, as Noel said, you would pick the paper size in your printers print dialog box. The document should not change size.

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    Mar 8, 2012 2:18 PM   in reply to CoGordo4

    you probably mean File> Print


    i don't have any trouble selecting the text there, but not sure what happens when i change it


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    Mar 8, 2012 2:23 PM   in reply to gator soup

    < , but not sure what happens when i change it >

    It will change the size of the image that is printed on the paper. But the paper size selected stays the same.

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    Mar 22, 2012 11:11 AM   in reply to CoGordo4

    In the original posting above, CoGordo4 asks how to UNLINK the scale, height and width options in that print window. I'd also like to know if that is possible. I don't always want my piece to scale proportionally. Thanks.

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