Resizing your photo

You can resize your photo in Print Preview in several ways:

• Print Size menu . Choose any print size from the list or enter a Custom Size. "Fit On Page" changes the size of your image, if necessary, to fit the size of the paper you're using.

• Scaled Print Size . Resize your photo by a certain percent or by entering new dimensions here. (If you want a custom size, just enter the size here. You don't have to change the Print Size drop-down menu, too.)

• Bounding Box . You can also use the bounding box to change the size of your image. Hold Shift (to keep the proportions the same) and drag one of the tiny white boxes (on any of the bounding box's corners) to make your image larger or smaller.

• Crop to Fit Print Proportions . If your image has a different aspect ratio (length to width proportions) than the paper you're printing on, then turn this checkbox on, and

Elements crops your print for you.

You need to be cautious about resizing in Print Preview, though. Don't go larger than 100 percent, or the quality of your photo starts to deteriorate and you'll get a warning from Elements (see Figure 16-7 ).

Figure 16-7. If your resizing activities are going to reduce your photo's resolution below 220 ppi, Elements warns you about the result. Generally, it's better to do most resizing, especially any resizing upward, before you get to Print Preview. Enlarging your photo in Print Preview can make for grainy, poor-quality prints. If you can see pixilation in the preview window, you know something's amiss, and you should start by checking your resolution.

Figure 16-7. If your resizing activities are going to reduce your photo's resolution below 220 ppi, Elements warns you about the result. Generally, it's better to do most resizing, especially any resizing upward, before you get to Print Preview. Enlarging your photo in Print Preview can make for grainy, poor-quality prints. If you can see pixilation in the preview window, you know something's amiss, and you should start by checking your resolution.

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