How to print 1704x2560 pixels to 6x8 inches on 8.5x11 inch paper in WinXP?



donnadigacomo@yahoo.com
07-10-2005, 10:33 AM
Q: What is the right method to calculate how to print a 1704x2560 pixel
JPEG to a 6x8 inch final size on 8.5x11 inch photo paper using Windows
XP & Irfanview (or similar) with HPOJd145 printer drivers?
A: ???

Today, I tried to print a JPG to 6 inch wide by 8 inch tall frame:
- WinXP Photo Printing Wizard does NOT have 6" x 8" as an option!

Irfanview's bottom line showed original size information as:
- 1704x2560x24 BPP 1/3 100% 1.34MB / 12.48 MB 7/10/2005 01:04:33

MANUAL TRIAL-&-ERROR APPROACH 1:
I first tried printing to 8.5x11 inch photo paper with the Windows XP
Printer Wizard at both "Full page photo print" & "8 x 10 in cutout
print" and then manually cropping these oversized results with
scissors; but the original photo was well composed in that it had
little cropping margin so this (most obvious approach) failed to get
the correct aspect ratio & size.

MANUAL TRIAL-&-ERROR APPROACH 2:
I then tried manually estimating & drawing a series of approximately 6"
x 8" rectangles on the photo and then cropping with the "Irfanview
Edit-->Crop selection" command; but these trial-and-error results were
also a royal mess. I just couldn't get the results right.

MANUAL TRIAL-&-ERROR APPROACH 3:
Then I tried manually estimating using the Irfanview
"Image-->Resize/Resample" command, which had options of 640x480,
800x600, etc., but, again, I couldn't print any of these
trial-and-error guesses to the desired 6 inch wide by 8 inch tall
picture frame.

MANUAL TRIAL-&-ERROR APPROACH 4:
Frustrated with the previous manual methods, I succeeded (barely) by
using the Irfanview "Image-->Canvas size" command by adding a series of
successive 50 pixel-wide black borders which effectively shrank the
photo for the WinXP Photo Printing Wizard "Full page photo print" to
print it at approximately the desired 6" x 8" actual photo size (sans
borders). I then manually cut out the borders using scissors and ...
finally (whew!) ... the photo was printed to the correct size for a 6
inch wide by 8 inch tall picture frame (internal dimensions).

My problem with these manual trial-&-error methods is that they are
inexact, very much guesswork, and prone to wasted time and effort (not
to mention ink & paper!). But, I'm embarrassed to say I'm a bit
mathematically challenged in that I have no idea how to mathematically
compute the correct size reduction necessary to "shrink" (is that the
right word) the original 1704 x 2560 pixel image to 6 inches x 8 inches
on an HP Officejet D145 printer at whateve DPI the HPOJd145 driver
software prints at its "Best" quality setting.

There must be a better way to print a photo of given size to a print of
specified size, isn't there?

My question:

Q: What is the right method to calculate how to print a 1704x2560 pixel
JPEG to a 6x8 inch final size on 8.5x11 inch photo paper using Windows
XP & Irfanview (or similar)?
A: ???

Donna DiGiacomo

David Candy
07-10-2005, 10:33 AM
Paint has print preview.

Or take it into MS Word and size to suit interactively.,
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<donnadigacomo@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:1120989492.521531.12770@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Q: What is the right method to calculate how to print a 1704x2560 pixel
> JPEG to a 6x8 inch final size on 8.5x11 inch photo paper using Windows
> XP & Irfanview (or similar) with HPOJd145 printer drivers?
> A: ???
>
> Today, I tried to print a JPG to 6 inch wide by 8 inch tall frame:
> - WinXP Photo Printing Wizard does NOT have 6" x 8" as an option!
>
> Irfanview's bottom line showed original size information as:
> - 1704x2560x24 BPP 1/3 100% 1.34MB / 12.48 MB 7/10/2005 01:04:33
>
> MANUAL TRIAL-&-ERROR APPROACH 1:
> I first tried printing to 8.5x11 inch photo paper with the Windows XP
> Printer Wizard at both "Full page photo print" & "8 x 10 in cutout
> print" and then manually cropping these oversized results with
> scissors; but the original photo was well composed in that it had
> little cropping margin so this (most obvious approach) failed to get
> the correct aspect ratio & size.
>
> MANUAL TRIAL-&-ERROR APPROACH 2:
> I then tried manually estimating & drawing a series of approximately 6"
> x 8" rectangles on the photo and then cropping with the "Irfanview
> Edit-->Crop selection" command; but these trial-and-error results were
> also a royal mess. I just couldn't get the results right.
>
> MANUAL TRIAL-&-ERROR APPROACH 3:
> Then I tried manually estimating using the Irfanview
> "Image-->Resize/Resample" command, which had options of 640x480,
> 800x600, etc., but, again, I couldn't print any of these
> trial-and-error guesses to the desired 6 inch wide by 8 inch tall
> picture frame.
>
> MANUAL TRIAL-&-ERROR APPROACH 4:
> Frustrated with the previous manual methods, I succeeded (barely) by
> using the Irfanview "Image-->Canvas size" command by adding a series of
> successive 50 pixel-wide black borders which effectively shrank the
> photo for the WinXP Photo Printing Wizard "Full page photo print" to
> print it at approximately the desired 6" x 8" actual photo size (sans
> borders). I then manually cut out the borders using scissors and ...
> finally (whew!) ... the photo was printed to the correct size for a 6
> inch wide by 8 inch tall picture frame (internal dimensions).
>
> My problem with these manual trial-&-error methods is that they are
> inexact, very much guesswork, and prone to wasted time and effort (not
> to mention ink & paper!). But, I'm embarrassed to say I'm a bit
> mathematically challenged in that I have no idea how to mathematically
> compute the correct size reduction necessary to "shrink" (is that the
> right word) the original 1704 x 2560 pixel image to 6 inches x 8 inches
> on an HP Officejet D145 printer at whateve DPI the HPOJd145 driver
> software prints at its "Best" quality setting.
>
> There must be a better way to print a photo of given size to a print of
> specified size, isn't there?
>
> My question:
>
> Q: What is the right method to calculate how to print a 1704x2560 pixel
> JPEG to a 6x8 inch final size on 8.5x11 inch photo paper using Windows
> XP & Irfanview (or similar)?
> A: ???
>
> Donna DiGiacomo
>


How to print 1704x2560 pixels to 6x8 inches on 8.5x11 inch paper in WinXP?