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Old Sep 20, 2007, 8:18 AM   #1
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Hey guys,

Last few weeks spent alot of time editing photo's to get them printed. Found that when i got my pictures back they were cropped all around and i lost parts of my photo that now look incorrect. I thought the company(Snapfish.com) i sent it to messed up but i tried to print it at home and it did a simular thing.

Now what i did at home is in CS3, i took the crop tool, left the resolution blank, and cropped it to a 4x6 ratio.

Now i uploaded 2 different fiels to show you what is happening, first on is the actualy picture, and 2nd link is the picture printing on the paper at home. I circled parts of the photo where its being cut off, and also foudn that when i print, it prints past the dotted lines on the photo paper with the tab from HP.



http://www.flickr.com/photos/11620231@N04/1409657402/

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o...s27/Orrig2.jpg
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Old Sep 23, 2007, 9:33 AM   #2
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I can't speak for Snapfish, but on the photo you printed yourself, it looks like overspray is the problem. You can turn overspray off in Qimage via "Page Formatting", "Borderless overspray/expansion" and select "Disable...". Your printer will normally choose to do some overspray to avoid tiny slivers of unprinted area on your 4x6 and I think that overspray is what is causing the cropping.

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Old Sep 23, 2007, 2:24 PM   #3
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I print 4x6 at home on an Epson PictureMate and wanted to reduce the amount of my pics lost to overspray. Before printing with Qimage, I use CS2 to make the adjustments described here:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=20828047

Doing these adjustments greatly reduced the amount of my images lost to overspray.

Of course you will have to experiment to find the values that work best for your printer.

Hope this helps
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Old Sep 25, 2007, 12:32 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replys. I will test this out and keep you updated one the results.
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Old Sep 26, 2007, 3:39 PM   #5
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I checked for an overspray setting and could not find anythign on that in my printer settings. I have a HP 7700 series printer. The problem is when i dont choose boardless, it prints the whole picture, but leaving a white boarder aroudn the image. I used Photoshop CS3 to print, and even changing all the settings there, or adjusting image size, does nto affect the way the picture is printed at all like my printer settings are overriding it. From the printer settings, i select boardless and it chops out parts of the photo so i end up loosing some of the picture. Not sure what qimage is so i dont use it.



As for Jelf, i would try that technique, but i'll be sending out my work to snap fish so its not easy to test and order to see if it works.



Anyways, any ideas on the above comment?
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 8:50 AM   #6
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PhotoShop can't disable overspray/expansion when printing borderless. Qimage can: just by selecting "Page Formatting", "Borderless Overspray/Expansion" and then selecting "Disable...".

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