I'm a new user of Photoshop Elements and I need help tp print a 19" x 12" image using 8.5 x 11 tiles. Aftee spending many hours researching I could not find an amswer to my question. Any help on the matter will be greatly appreciated.
The problem is that the image at 19x12" will not fit on 8.5x11 background (tile). Even the aspect ratios are not in alignment.
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I fail to comprehend how a 19x12" (physical size) picture can be expected fit on an 8.5x11" canvas.
You can crop the picture to 8.5x11". Then it will fit, but you will lose some information.
You can also try to resize the picture with resampling via Image>Resize>Image size.
Tell us more about the tile - - perhaps that will help me to better understand the issue.
Moe, you said: I need help to print a 19" x 12" image using 8.5 x 11 tiles.
You now say you want to fit a 19x12 actual size image into four 8.5x11 prints.
Your numbers don't make sense. If you were to tape four letter-size pages together, you would end up with a poster that is 17x22 inches. Since the dimensions of your original image of 19x12 is not the same aspect ratio as your printed page, something is going to be cut off unless you are using some kind of border around the edges.
So, while it would be possible to use Elements to crop an appropriate image into 4 rectangle documents that could then be printed on US letter-sized paper and pasted together, I'm not sure whether this is going to work for you.
Why bother? I just take my images like that (bigger than 8.5. x 11) on a thumb drive to a local print place hand have them print it up for me at the size-- which would cost me about 60 cents... I save tons of time by doing that.
The suggestion by Greg S is about the only way you can do it- and it's going to produce poor looking results regardless of how careful you are cuttiing things.
Well, to answer the OP's question, Elements can't do that (although it can save an image as a PDF).
You live and learn. In helping another user with a printer problem, I discovered that both my Epson and HP printers can print posters in various configurations. So, it seems to me that Elements should be able to use the printer's capability to do so. It will be necessary to go into the Page Setup dialog and enable the poster printing in the Printer's driver dialog.