4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 24, 2006 3:45 PM by Niku
Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
There's a picture on the Internet that I want to print, but it's slightly too tall to fit into my screen. I've tried changing the resolution. I've also gone to Apple>System Preferences>Displays>Geometry, but nothing there does the job. If I could rotate the image 90 degrees, I believe I could get the ENTIRE image on my screen, but the Rotate button only makes the picture tilt slightly. The Height adjustment doesn't help, either.

Is there a way to rotate the picture 90 degrees, or is there any other way get the picture to fit into my screen? Yes, I've also dragged (stretched-out) the picture as far as I could.

iMac DV (Special Edition), Mac OS X (10.3.9)
  • Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 Level 7 (30,460 points)
    There's a picture on the Internet that I want to print, but it's slightly too tall to fit into my screen...


    The answer to your question depends a several things. Changing the screen resolution or "geometry" does not change how something is printed. So is your question the right question. Are you trying to make it "fit into your screen"? Or are you trying to make it print on a single sheet of paper?

    NOTE: If the goal is to fit it on the screen, there are many ways you can do that. Maybe the easiest is to select Print in whatever program you are using to see the image. In the Print dialog window, click the Save as PDF... button. This will allow you to save the page printout as a PDF file. Double-clicking on the file should open it in Preview app. In Preview, you can adjust the "magnification" to make it all fit on your screen.
  • Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
    There's a picture on the Internet that I want to

    print, but it's slightly too tall to fit into my
    screen...

    The answer to your question depends a several things.
    Changing the screen resolution or "geometry" does
    not change how something is printed. So is your
    question the right question. Are you trying to make
    it "fit into your screen"? Or are you trying to
    make it print on a single sheet of paper?

    NOTE: If the goal is to fit it on the screen, there
    are many ways you can do that. Maybe the easiest is
    to select Print in whatever program you are using to
    see the image. In the Print dialog window, click the
    Save as PDF... button. This will allow you to save
    the page printout as a PDF file. Double-clicking on
    the file should open it in Preview app. In Preview,
    you can adjust the "magnification" to make it all fit
    on your screen.

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    Thanks for the almost instantaneous reply. I've copied it because it contains useful information that I might need in the future; for now, however, I somehow managed to stumble into a solution while waiting for a reply. Oh, now I realize where I had gone wrong, and why I was finally succesful. At first, I tried to copy the screen by using the COMMANDSHIFT4. And, as you know, when using this system, you can only print what is on the screen. Later, well, I'm already a little fuzzy on what I did, but I didn't use the "Screen Capture" method. Thanks, again.
  • mrtotes Level 6 Level 6 (11,815 points)
    Niku,

     

    If I understand you you wish to capture an image of something on the Internet. The page won't fit on your 1024x768 screen.

     

    • How about just Ctrl-Clicking on the image and saving to disk. When you print it in Preview you can check the scale to fit media option.
    • SwitchResXallows to rotate a screen (not sure if it'll work on your Mac though).
    • How about just choosing Print in Safari and Save as PDF. Then you can manipulate the image elsewhere.

     

    mrtotes

  • Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
    Niku,

     

    If I understand you
    you wish to capture an image of something on the
    Internet. The page won't fit on your 1024x768
    screen.

     

    • How about just Ctrl-Clicking on the
      image and saving to disk. When you print it in
      Preview you can check the scale to fit media

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    The problem has been solved, but I still printed your comments because they add some interesting information. Next time I have a similar problem, I'll give them a try, although your first suggestion doesn't look like it will work.