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Please help me!! Im about to set this printer on fire...cropping issue.

 
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Jan 08, 2011 11:42 |  #1

I hate wasting expensive paper and ink :(

Ive made two prints of this image:

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Im using Canon's Easy Photo-print EX printing application. When printing, I can choose (for full size images) either "Border" or "Borderless".

When I choose "border", the border is way too big.

And here is the real problem that has me wanting to pull my hair out in clumps:

When I choose "Borderless", it hacks off the ends of my image! Which are important to me to have in the print.

Here is a screenshot showing where it is forcing a crop:

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What is killing me is that the left in right margins get locked in place. I NEED the entire length of the image.

I know there will be white borders above and below the image because I cropped out about 15% off of the bottom of the original image (but increased the canvas size height by adding strips of white split going left and right at the top and bottom), I don't mind them, but it is cutting the sides off of my image and there doesn't seem to be a way to stop it from doing this :(

I have to have this printed today :(


ANY advice or help would be GREATLY appreciated!!

Thanks so much!



  
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Jan 08, 2011 12:22 |  #2

Rimmer wrote in post #11598735 (external link)
A few questions:

What editing software are you using?

PhotoShop CS3

Your image is 3:2. Are you printing on paper with that aspect ratio?

What paper is 3:2 beside 4x6 and 10x20?

The paper is 8.5 x 11 (I didn't expect it to fill up the paper). I thought it would extend the image to the edge of the paper longways and leave white at the top and bottom, but it is making the image lager than the paper longways and leaving just a little bit of room at the top and bottom white.


Is there a sizing option that will resize the image in inches that I could just type the paper size into?

Or how do I calculate how to resize an image for printing on a certain size paper?

Thanks for your patience (I hope it is obvious how new I am to printing).




  
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Jan 08, 2011 12:31 |  #3

Why not print straight from PSCS3? Then you can choose "Scale to fit media" in the print dialog box. (older screenshot, so ignore the markings)

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Jan 08, 2011 12:33 |  #4

[Oops, I was going to edit my last post and ended up deleting it by mistake. Here goes...]

Hmmm... I suspect (just a guess) that either you haven't actually increased the canvas size, or haven't increased it enough. I only have Elements, but I think the procedure is essentially the same as for full PS. Also, I'm on the wrong computer right now so will have to go from memory.

Start with the image itself, not the version that you added white to. Select the crop tool and set it for the paper size and ppi that you want. Now draw a crop box anywhere inside the image, doesn't matter where or how large. (Typically, when first drawing the box you can't extend it outside the image.) Now the trick -- grab a corner of the crop box and drag it outside the image. Next, enlarge the box by dragging the corners until it encompasses the entire image. Of course, it will also extend beyond the image on the top and bottom. Now press accept/OK. You should get the image "cropped" to full size plus additional canvas top and bottom, and the new version of the image will be the correct aspect ratio. Oh, yeah, be sure you foreground/background are set to defaults (black/white) so that the new canvas area appears as white.


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Jan 08, 2011 12:37 as a reply to  @ Rimmer's post |  #5

I agree, why not print from CS3, but before printing crop the image to the size of print you want. You may also be getting cut off due to the size you are trying to print.


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Jan 08, 2011 16:30 as a reply to  @ canon shooter's post |  #6

The problem is not your printer, it's Easy Photo-print EX (same with EPP Pro). They don't know how to do borderless prints unless you choose a standard size. (Verified this with Canon support.) I wasted tons of time, money, and energy on this a few months back, finally gave up and blew off EPP and now I just print from Elements. Just print from PS and everything will be fine.




  
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Jan 08, 2011 19:54 |  #7

My issue is that I cant tell PS which tray to get paper from. The paper cassette under the printer just has regular printing paper in it. it is the rear tray that holds the photo paper. When I attemp to print it from PS, it will only use cheap printer paper.

Edit: I figured it out. I now know how to get the correct paper selected.




  
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