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RE: Mac OS X Leopard (Re: new problem)

Just a wild guess but it sounds like you have a Print driver setting that
expands the image size to the fit the paper size.


-----Original Message-----
From: Diana Bloomfield [mailto:dhbloomfield@bellsouth.net] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 5:40 PM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: Mac OS X Leopard (Re: new problem)

Okay, quickly-- I just went through this.  I picked a print out and  
made it an 11x14 size in the GIMP. I then took the image out of GIMP,  
and opened this same (now set to 11x14) image in Preview.  When I hit  
print, "page set-up" does not come up, but the print dialog box does.   
If I'm remembering correctly, I used to get this "page set-up" box  
before hitting "print."  Well, I don't get that anymore.  At any rate,  
the image is shown on the left, within that box, and it's centered in  
the picture with a border-- looks great.  I then have to pick a paper  
size that I'm using.  So if I put in 13x19, for instance, the image  
will then print at 13x19-- not at the original 11x14 size that I  
initially chose in the GIMP-- but only at 13x19.  This is true  
regardless of what image size I specified in GIMP.  It will ONLY print  
at the paper size I mark in print mode.  AND, even though I check  
"Center Image," and the image to the left looks centered, it will ONLY  
print up at the top edge of the paper and to the left.  The printer is  
always expanding the image to fill the paper/transparency size.

The only way I can find to currently get around this, is by putting  
that image back into GIMP, and make a sort of artificial border as  
part of the image file.  This gave me a border-- didn't center it, but  
gave me a border to work with.  Still, for whatever size print or  
transparency I want, I have to put that size in for my paper size. If  
I wanted an 11x14, then I have to choose that for my paper size, even  
though I may be using 13x19 paper.

This is the main problem I'm having.  If you know some way of getting  
images to print at the requested image size (without going through  
this convoluted mess), and having them centered again-- I would be  
forever grateful.  :)

Let me know if this is still confusing.

Thanks, Dan.