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Printing "photos"
April 17, 2021
7:29 pm
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June Genis
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I have some jpg files that I have uploaded to google photos.  They aren’t really photos. They probably started life as Print Screens  for a genealogy program and came to me as attachments to an email. I downloaded them and tried to print them which apparently brought up a Microsoft Photo app.  They look fine on the screen but they get cropped when I print them.  I thought that if I uploaded to Google photos either that wouldn’t happen or I could shrink them with Edit. But now I don’t see a way to print them on my computer printer from there.  Can I do that? If so, how do I adjust things to they will fit on the page without edges getting cropped off? I’m attaching the original downloaded files here.

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April 18, 2021
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June,

When the image was opened in Windows Photos and then click the print button, you should see a left sidebar with print options: Orientation, Copies, Paper size etc. If you scroll down on that list, the bottom option is called “Fit” click the down arrow on that and you’ll see that the default option is “Fill Page” – that’s what is cropping your image. Instead of Fill Page, select “Shrink to Fit” and you should be happy with the results.

Let me know.

April 18, 2021
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At first I was not seeing what you described. When I opened the image and clicked on the print icon the last thing I saw on the left sidebar was “Page Margins” and there was no obvious scroll bar.  That only appeared when I moved the curser into the sidebar and apparently I never tried that since I didn’t see anything that looked like it would work.  Once I did that I was able to see Size to Fit.

Another interesting thing is that I saved the original downloads in two different places.  When I opened the file I had stored in my genealogy folder in Documents I saw what I described above.  When I tried to open from This PC\Pictures I got a msg that said the file format was apparently not supported even though “Properties” identified it as a .jpg file.  Do you have any idea why?

Something interesting also happened when I tried to print from Google Photos using CNTL-P plus the Custom option on Scale.  Yesterday if I tried to increase the scale above 60 the image started to shrink instead of grow.  I just tried it again today and I was able to go up to 65 with the image still growing. So whatever was happening it appears to have been an anomaly not a feature. 

April 21, 2021
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All I can think of for a .jpg file being “not supported” is that the file got corrupted somehow. Are you sure the file name ends in .jpg – the dot is important.

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