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If you make an image, and check the properties to see that the

image is 4.7cm by 6.6cm, but then the print is always a full page.

How do you print the image actual size?

 

I am using a HP Envy 4520 printer.

 

If I open the same image in Windows Paint, it is easy to do this.

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There is no "actual size". Digital images do not have physical sizes. The "size" attribute you see in properties just

tells you how large the image would be IF it was displayed at the (arbitrary) DPI attribute also in properties.

The DPI number can be anything. The Windows Paint program has a print dialog that can be used to adjust

the image print size. The one used by Paint.net has much more limited options, but you can certainly use it

to choose more than full-page sizes.

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The problem is not the image size, but the functionality built into the print utility settings options.
I can print a HD 1920 x 1080 px image onto a business card or onto a billboard.


The printer utility that is used in the Microsoft Paint program is designed for use within MS Paint.
The printer utility that is the default for Paint.NET is the Windows Print Pictures program.

The Microsoft Paint program's print utility is more refined and has features that are more useful to

those who are not just making a quick series of snap shot prints.

Paint.NET use to support a great plugin called "Print It' but it was removed because it violated PDN plugin development rules.

There is a similar print utility within a freeware called IrfanView that you may want to check out:
IrfanView - Official Homepage - One of the Most Popular Viewers Worldwide

 

Here is a screen shot of my use of IrfanView's print utility:
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Below is an example of using the MS Paint program within Windows to print an image that I created to PJ Noxon's dimensions of 4.7 x 6.6 cm.

I used the Page Setup option of the app before printing:
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Edited by HyReZ


 

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On 3/4/2022 at 12:28 AM, kreemoweet said:

There is no "actual size". Digital images do not have physical sizes. The "size" attribute you see in properties just

tells you how large the image would be IF it was displayed at the (arbitrary) DPI attribute also in properties.

The DPI number can be anything. The Windows Paint program has a print dialog that can be used to adjust

the image print size. The one used by Paint.net has much more limited options, but you can certainly use it

to choose more than full-page sizes.

 

If the software lets you resize an image with measurements in cm/inches, then yes, the image does have physical size.  Ridiculous that it doesn't just let you print the size it lets you set it to!

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