You can adjust the position and scale of an image and preview how the image will be printed on the selected paper using the Print with Preview command. The shaded border at the edge of the paper represents the margins of the selected paper; the printable area is white.
The base output size of an image is determined by the document size settings in the Image Size dialog box. (See "Changing the print dimensions and resolution of an image (Photoshop)" on page 67.) Scaling an image in the Print with Preview dialog box changes the size and resolution of the printed image only. For example, if you scale a 72 ppi image to 50% in the Print with Preview dialog box, the image will print at 144 ppi; however, the document size settings in the Image Size dialog box will not change.
Many printer drivers, such as AdobePS and LaserWriter, provide a scaling option in the Page Setup dialog box. This scaling affects the size of all page marks, such as crop marks and captions, whereas the scaling percentage provided by the Print with Preview command affect only the size of the printed image (and not the size of page marks).
Important: The Print with Preview command may not reflect accurate values for Scale, Height, and Width if you set a scaling percentage in the Page Setup dialog box. To avoid inaccurate scaling, specify scaling using the Print with Preview command rather than the Page Setup command; do not enter a scaling percentage in both dialog boxes.
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