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Printing Alignment pearlheartgtr 21 Apr 12:00
  Printing Alignment Steve Kinney 26 Apr 16:45
   Printing Alignment pearlheartgtr 26 Apr 16:48
   Printing Alignment gimp-users.mbourne@spamgourmet.com 26 Apr 18:35
  Printing Alignment Richard 01 May 23:44
2017-04-21 12:00:06 UTC (8 months ago)
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Printing Alignment

I've been having this problem for ages. When I position an image in the print setup, it always ends up printing in the top left corner. I can reposition the image anywhere on the page, but it never prints that way.

What I'm trying to do is print out an image, if I need to resize or edit it, I want to reuse the paper and print the new size in a different spot on the page. Currently, I have to flip the page and turn it over to print on the corners (I only get 4 prints out of a page that way). It would be nice to just drop the image next to the previous one.

WIndows 10 Canon MP560
Gimp 2.8

Steve Kinney
2017-04-26 16:45:43 UTC (8 months ago)

Printing Alignment

On 04/21/2017 08:00 AM, pearlheartgtr wrote:

I've been having this problem for ages. When I position an image in the print setup, it always ends up printing in the top left corner. I can reposition the image anywhere on the page, but it never prints that way.

What I'm trying to do is print out an image, if I need to resize or edit it, I want to reuse the paper and print the new size in a different spot on the page. Currently, I have to flip the page and turn it over to print on the corners (I only get 4 prints out of a page that way). It would be nice to just drop the image next to the previous one.

WIndows 10 Canon MP560
Gimp 2.8

The only solution I know of is to use a desktop publishing application to make a PDF file with your image positioned as desired. Scribus is a good option.

This is a very long standing problem, vs. not a problem except that the feature in question leads users to believe that the GIMP can do something it actually can't do.

If anyone knows how to make the feature in question work, do please clue us in...

:o)

2017-04-26 16:48:13 UTC (8 months ago)
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Thanks. I started using Ifranview for those types of prints.

gimp-users.mbourne@spamgourmet.com
2017-04-26 18:35:50 UTC (8 months ago)

Printing Alignment

Steve Kinney wrote:

On 04/21/2017 08:00 AM, pearlheartgtr wrote:

I've been having this problem for ages. When I position an image in the print setup, it always ends up printing in the top left corner. I can reposition the image anywhere on the page, but it never prints that way.

What I'm trying to do is print out an image, if I need to resize or edit it, I want to reuse the paper and print the new size in a different spot on the page. Currently, I have to flip the page and turn it over to print on the corners (I only get 4 prints out of a page that way). It would be nice to just drop the image next to the previous one.

WIndows 10 Canon MP560
Gimp 2.8

The only solution I know of is to use a desktop publishing application to make a PDF file with your image positioned as desired. Scribus is a good option.

This is a very long standing problem, vs. not a problem except that the feature in question leads users to believe that the GIMP can do something it actually can't do.

If anyone knows how to make the feature in question work, do please clue us in...

strata_ranger noted on the bug report for this that there seems
to be a 10:1 scaling in the offset. I haven't tried, but you might get the result you want by setting the x and y offsets to 10 times what they should be.

Mark.
Richard
2017-05-01 23:44:33 UTC (8 months ago)

Printing Alignment

This is a longstanding, known issue with no fix in sight :(

https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=562619

More specifically, the print offsets DO work but there is a seemingly 10:1 ratio between the specified value and what you actually get on paper (e.g. 1" offset = 0.1" on paper).

The only workaround is to first set your image to the DPI you want to print at, then manually pad out your image canvas by the desired distance.

-- Stratadrake strata_ranger@hotmail.com
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Subject: [Gimp-user] Printing Alignment

I've been having this problem for ages. When I position an image in the print
setup, it always ends up printing in the top left corner. I can reposition the
image anywhere on the page, but it never prints that way.

What I'm trying to do is print out an image, if I need to resize or edit it, I
want to reuse the paper and print the new size in a different spot on the page.
Currently, I have to flip the page and turn it over to print on the corners (I
only get 4 prints out of a page that way). It would be nice to just drop the
image next to the previous one.

WIndows 10
Canon MP560
Gimp 2.8

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