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#1 2013-04-01 11:17:07

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How do I print actual size?

I am trying to print a CD jewel case image. Every time I make sure under page setup it says "scale = 100%", but it prints this monstrosity that is way too large. This occurs if I print it within the gimp or the eog image viewer.

What do I have to do? This is so annoying.

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#2 2013-04-01 11:25:26

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Re: How do I print actual size?

What kind of file are you printing?  Does the file have size meta-data?  Can you print to a pdf and get what you expect in the pdf?

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#3 2013-04-01 11:37:27

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Re: How do I print actual size?

It's a jpg that I just created in the gimp. It's a CD jewel case paper.

I haven't tried with a pdf, but that shouldn't be necessary, I don't think, right?

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#4 2013-04-01 12:26:29

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Re: How do I print actual size?

It's only necessary if you want to learn what is wrong.  I proposed it not as a long term solution, but as a diagnostic step.


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#5 2013-04-01 13:34:46

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Re: How do I print actual size?

What's the document/canvas size? It could be printing at 100% scale for an A2 poster or something.

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#6 2013-04-01 15:48:42

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Re: How do I print actual size?

Ok, I don't get it.

I opened openoffice and added the image, exported it as a pdf document, and printed. It is horizontal in orientation now - instead of vertical and enlarged as it was before - but it's still too big. It's still enlarging the image!

I'm printing on US letter paper, and the image is 575 x 446 pixels.

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#7 2013-04-01 16:03:23

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Re: How do I print actual size?

Are you sure the image is actually in the dimensions you're expecting?

In gimp, Image -> "Image Properties" will tell you the "Print size" of the image.


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#8 2013-04-01 16:09:06

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Re: How do I print actual size?

Image -> "Image Properties" gives 575 x 446 pixels.

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#9 2013-04-01 16:41:12

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Re: How do I print actual size?

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You don't see anything like that?


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#10 2013-04-01 16:47:52

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Re: How do I print actual size?

Sorry, I didn't mean for you to import the image into some other tool to make a document then a pdf - I mean't just print to pdf from gimp.  This would allow you to see exactly what would be printed, and I assume it'd be too large.

This would be because of the size meta-data which is what I first asked about and was trying to get at - alphaniner has shown exactly this.


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#11 2013-04-02 00:25:06

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Re: How do I print actual size?

205.70 × 159.55 millimeters, alphaniner.

@ Trilby: whoops, lol!

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#12 2013-04-02 13:07:47

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Re: How do I print actual size?

That's not ridiculously large, but still bigger than a CD case (which should be 12x12cm I think).


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#13 2013-04-02 14:09:24

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Re: How do I print actual size?

Ya, but when it prints, it's like twice the size. That's the whole problem.

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