1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 21, 2007 4:07 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Printing 4x6 Photos

    NewFireWorksUser
      Hi, a friend sent a jpeg image that I've opened with Fireworks (Version 6.0 on an XP machine). At the bottom of the image there is displayed "2560 x 1920" Is this the image size in pixels?

      Anyway, I want to print the image on a 4x6" HP photo paper on our HP Photosmart 7450 printer.

      I tried reducing the image "by hand" i.e., resizing the image by dragging the lower right had corner upwards; I can get it so it's about the right size, but when I print it, it prints three blank pages and then on the fourth page the image prints, approximately 4x6. It's as if the image is still larger than what I've resized it. How can I get it to print on one page so when I place my 4x6 photo paper in the tray it will print only one page?

      Second, is there a more precise way to size the image for this 4x6 paper size?

      I tried opening a new Fireworks file, specifying 4 inches by 6 inches and imported the image, but it displays only a horizontal band in the middle of the canvas and does not print successfully (although it prints on only one page, a victory of sorts!).

      Thanks for helping a newbie!
        • 1. Re: Printing 4x6 Photos
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          On 21 Jan 2007 in macromedia.fireworks, NewFireWorksUser wrote:

          > Hi, a friend sent a jpeg image that I've opened with Fireworks
          > (Version 6.0 on an XP machine). At the bottom of the image there is
          > displayed "2560 x 1920" Is this the image size in pixels?

          Yes.

          > Anyway, I want to print the image on a 4x6" HP photo paper on our HP
          > Photosmart 7450 printer.
          >
          > I tried reducing the image "by hand" i.e., resizing the image by
          > dragging the lower right had corner upwards; I can get it so it's
          > about the right size, but when I print it, it prints three blank
          > pages and then on the fourth page the image prints, approximately
          > 4x6. It's as if the image is still larger than what I've resized
          > it. How can I get it to print on one page so when I place my 4x6
          > photo paper in the tray it will print only one page?
          >
          > Second, is there a more precise way to size the image for this 4x6
          > paper size?

          The image you have is 1.333:1 (the width is 1.333 times the height)[1];
          a 4 x 6 is 1.5:1. So you'll either have to crop the image so that the
          shorter dimension is about 1707 pixels, or you'll have to let whatever
          software you're using to print stretch it to fit, or you'll have to let
          the software crop, or it will print with some blank space.

          Fireworks is not intended for print work, even something as
          unsophisticated as a quick print.

          You're on XP. I've found that the XP print wizard works wonders. Crop
          the image if you want, then right-click the image, select print, and
          fill in the appropriate prompts in the wizard.

          [1] This format is known as 4:3, the image of a lot of digicams. 4x6
          is 3:2, used by (digital)SLRs.

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          Joe Makowiec
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