do I Print my Enlarged Images?
|To print your enlarged image, follow these steps.
you have your image enlarged to the desired size, choose File, Print
from the Imagener menu or press <Ctrl>+P.
||There are FOUR main sections to the Print dialog box
(right). Identify each of these sections before you go further:
» GAMMA CORRECTION
Each section is marked by its own "box" (look at red arrows
in picture to the right).
||MARGIN. Determine any borders (margins) you want to
force into place around the image. Most printers require at least .33
for the top, left, bottom and right margins (or will just print leaving
that amount of margin). .50 in each of these is even safer.
Choose the position on the page you would like the image to be placed
by clicking the various positioning boxes in the Position section.
clicking right in the middle
will give you the results you want if you want to print to cover the
||FORMAT. Determine the format you desire:
places the image on the page just the way it is displayed on
the screen and according to the POSITION box you selected.
||Fit to Page - forces the image to stretch
to fit the page. See 'Constrain Proportions' below.
||Adapted - Adapts to the space on the page
regardless of size differences. See 'Constrain Proportions' below.
Constrain Proportions. Click here to keep the width and height of the
image even relative to each other. In other words, If the width and
height of an enlarged image will not naturally fit on 8 1/2 X 11 inches,
clicking on 'Constrain Proportions' will keep the image looking like
it is supposed to.
||GAMMA CORRECTION. Initially print with the
setting not changed. Following is further information about Gamma Correction:
What Is Gamma Correction? Gamma correction matters if you are interested
in displaying images accurately on a computer screen. Gamma correction
controls the overall brightness of an image. Images which are not
properly corrected can look either bleached out, or too dark. Trying
to reproduce colors accurately on computer screens requires some
knowledge of gamma. Varying the amount of gamma correction changes
not only the brightness, but also the ratios of red to green to blue.
Gamma correction also plays a big role in making images for the Internet.
In the Imagener print menu, a Gamma correction option exists to
adjust colors if they do not print accurately, but look okay on screen.
Try adding various values in the Gamma correction box to see if your
prints can be improved. If not, many times the inability of a program
to correct Gamma level colors has to do with the colors in the image
and the resolution of the beginning image.