I am trying to print a landscape oriented image. I choose an 11 x 17 paper size (entered as a custom size) to accommodate the print.
In Page Setup I choose landscape mode. On screen the paper is landscape but the image is vertical. When I choose vertical mode, the paper is vertical but the image is horizontal.
I try to switch width and height in Manage Custom Sizes but it only makes the opposite happen from the above scenario.
When I print, the paper is vertical with half the image printed horizontal. Can anyone help?
Have you tried changing the following checkbox options in the Print module?
(Single Image/Contact Sheet or Picture Package mode)
Image Settings / Zoom to Fill - if checked, the image will enlarge itself as needed so as to leave no white space in the cell that is containing it - that means cropping off either side edges, or top and bottom edges. You can slide the image to adjust the distribution of this printing crop. But if this is unchecked the image sizes itself such that you always see the entire image, leaving margins inside the containing cell.
(Custom Package mode)
Cells / Lock to Photo Aspect Ratio - if unchecked, the cell is then able to change shape; the same crop happens in that case, as with Zoom to Fill. You can redistribute the location of this crop with Ctrl + drag.mouse
and most importantly:
Image Settings / Rotate to Fit - this autorotates the image to whatever produces the larger end result; which then interacts with the above options.
I believe your last point about auto rotate was the culprit. Why is was checked I'm not entirely sure. I haven't tested it in print but what I see on the screen matches how it used to look before this issue.
Additionally, after 169 views you were the sole responder with a possible solution. While I am astonished by this imbalance, especially on a forum, I am grateful for your interest and time put into your answer on my behalf. I enthusiastically and simply say, thank you.
richardplondon has a deep understanding of Lightroom and is very generous in his assistance on this and other forums. I personally wear a silicone bracelet proudly proclaiming "WWrplD."
I am surprised by your astonishment that you didn't receive more replies. I feared that responding too generally (unlike rpl, who answered in superb detail) would not help much, or that the resolution would be some vague printer driver problem. Further, I suspected that by the time I answered, you might have experimented with the various Lightroom print options and possibly figured it out. A lot of us know what works for us, but are sometimes hesitant to suggest solutions to others.