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Print an 8 x 10 Inch Photo

A common question we get is:

Why can't I increase the size of a photo to 8 x 10 inches for printing?

First, make sure the photo has been cropped to have an 8 x 10 ratio. Most digital photos are not that ratio.

Read the following page for easy sizing of a photo: Make a Photo an Exact Size

If you have cropped your photo to be 8 x 10 and you still cannot achieve a full 8 x 10 inch photo, then it is possible that your printer does not support a photo of that size.

Many (2+ year old) printers are not capable of printing an 8 x 10 on 8.5 x 11 inch paper. This is not a function of PhotoELF, but a function of your printer. (Consult your printer specifications for exact values.)

PhotoELF asks your printer what its maximum print size is for each size of paper. PhotoELF does not allow you to print outside of your printer's maximum limitations. To do so, would create an error.

While in PhotoELF's Print Page Layout window (PPL), click the hammer on the toolbar and select the Page Size Info tab. This will explain how big your printer can print on the currently selected paper size. Compare this with your printer's specifications.

See: Printer Margins for a better explanation.

Most printers cannot print to the very edge of a piece of paper. Mechanically, it needs to hold onto the paper as it passes it through the printer.

Some printers offer full 8 x 10 inch printing and others do not.

The next time you are shopping for a printer, make sure it offers a print area of at least 8 x 10 inches. These specifications can be determined at the printer manufacturer's website or in your printer's manual under Specifications.

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