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how to print a 4x4 on 4x6 paper without losing any of the image.

New Here ,
Mar 05, 2017 Mar 05, 2017

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I want to print a photo and the frame size is 4x4 and i will be printing on 4x6 paper. I do not want to lose any of the image by cropping, is this possible?

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Community Expert , Mar 05, 2017 Mar 05, 2017

If you do not want to crop, then to make that square, you will need to fill the sides using a brush and a bit of the clone tool. That should not be difficult given the dark backdrop. Alt click to pick up the colour and brush/clone onto a new layer.

Once done use Image - Image Size and set to  4 inches x 4 inches at 300dpi then Print.

Once you have your print at 6x4 - trim of the unprinted area to leave you with a 4x4 print

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You have given the dimensions of the frame and of the paper and stated you want a square image. Printing a square image on larger paper should be no problem for most printers. Just send a 4x4 print to the driver.

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What are the dimensions of your starting image. Unless it is already square, you are going to have to crop / fill or transform(distort). The best choice will depend on the image.

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Mar 05, 2017 Mar 05, 2017

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I would like to print this out to a 4x4

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if it matters i have Photoshop cc and a canon pro 100 printer.

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If you do not want to crop, then to make that square, you will need to fill the sides using a brush and a bit of the clone tool. That should not be difficult given the dark backdrop. Alt click to pick up the colour and brush/clone onto a new layer.

Once done use Image - Image Size and set to  4 inches x 4 inches at 300dpi then Print.

Once you have your print at 6x4 - trim of the unprinted area to leave you with a 4x4 print

Dave

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Well the image you posted is not in the square aspect ratio. So you will need to crop the image into a square or even the 4 x 6 ratio, 3/2, and then print the whole image on your 4 x 6 paper.

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will it print on a 4x6 as a 4x4?

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I want CD  album covers in colour from the pharmacy , they all printed wrong , this is what I finally did , used libra office to create a page 6x4 inches no borders or margins made the full page fill with light blue to avoid errors , saved this page then I dragged the image 4x4 onto the page , you won't see it properly untill you press print preview . If its ok go file export you then dropdown to jpeg rename the file so you don't lose your open office doc and save in a file I use my album covers . I found everything else too complicated I'm 75   

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