How to print image in actual size on Leopard via Preview?

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by maryannemoll, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. maryannemoll

    maryannemoll Guest

    I've been trying and trying since the other evening.

    Whenever I try to print an image of a scanned document (a small receipt) on Preview on my Leopard MBP, it has no option to print in actual size. It has only "scale to fit," which, which when ticked, prints the image in the entire page, and when un-ticked prints about of fourth of the image on the entire page. I tried resizing the image via Photoshop, following the actual dimensions of the real paper receipt with a ruler, but when it prints, it's still not the exact actual page when printed in 100% size setting. I'm so OC about my archives that they all have to be the exact actual size.

    I've had no problems printing in actual size on Preview on my Tiger machine. I don't know the workaround on Leopard. I did try several searches, but I found nothing. Am I missing something? Can anyone help me out? I'm using an HP Deskjet D1360. Thanks so much.
    #1 maryannemoll, Apr 3, 2008
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 3, 2008
  2. briareos

    briareos Member

    Dec 19, 2006
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    Your problems might be caused by the embedded image dpi. I'm only on 10.4, and from Preview, Get Info shows the embedded dpi. You could try adjusting this.
  3. maryannemoll

    maryannemoll Guest

    Will try that and see what happens. Thanks! :)
  4. Chito Limson

    Chito Limson Unfrozen…
    Staff Member

    Apr 16, 2007
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    Miles ahead of you
    I guess you can't print it in actual size with Preview, Maryanne. I suggest you print via Acrobat instead and tile the image.
  5. kaffee

    kaffee Active Member

    Aug 31, 2006
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    If you were able to edit the image in PS, you can try printing from there, too. Set your Printer's page setting to US Letter; use the Print with Preview function so you can check the image relative to the paper format before driving the file to the printer.

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