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Thread: Print size not actual

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2008

    Print size not actual

    Hi everybody
    Why is my printing just a smaller area of the full size picture?
    Super G

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    because your painting is larger of the format paper.
    Wich brand do you use? Epson? HP? Lexmark? or?
    Last edited by misterpaint; 09-16-2008 at 10:06 PM.
    Stefano Fiore - Rome/Italy (Misterpaint)
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Ambient Design
    Hello, welcome to the forums!

    When you start ArtRage, by default your painting will be at screen resolution ( 72 dots per inch or DPI ). Printers will tend to use a higher resolution so when you print out, your image will tend to be smaller on paper if you haven't specified a physical size.

    However, you can set up a painting in the following way when you begin:

    1/ Go to File -> New Painting
    2/ Select the size in inches or cm of the result you want to see when printed
    3/ Select the DPI setting. 300 DPI should give you decent quality.
    Then when you print out, your painting should be the dimensions you selected.

    You can also change the dimensions of an existing painting by going to Edit -> Rescale the painting and setting the size and DPI values there. The downside to this is that if your painting is quite small and low resolution to begin with, enlarging it will reduce the definition or overall quality when printing at the new larger size.

    ( moving this to the Tech Support forum )
    Resident Bug-Hunter / Technical Support
    Ambient Design

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