Not printing complete pic due to file size/resolution?
Posted on 2002-04-27
Using PS 6 & W2K, I print digi-cam photos frequently. Since they are taken at a high resolution on my Sony camera @ 3 Megpixels, etc...I usually follow the standard steps of Image Size change to 5"x7" or 4"x6" from the huge size of 24"x18" it opens as automatically and I also change resolution from default of 72(?) to 1200. This obviously increases the file size from ~1.5 Mb to around 150 Mbs. My HP Photosmart 1218 printer has no problem printing these photos.
When I resize a photo to be 8"x10" @ 1200 res however, the print out usually falls short (file size is ~325 Mb).
For example, it'll print out ~ 6"x10" size and just exclude the bottom 2" of the picture. If however I re-adjust the res from 1200 down to like 1000, the file adjusts to around 225 Mb & prints ok.
Is this a limitation on PS, my printer or my PC? (My PC is a P4 2 Ghz, 512 Mb RDRAM, etc).
Also, are there any other steps I can do to maximize print quality (I dont care about file size as long as it'll print ok).