Photo prints are wrongly scaled

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My iMac is run­ning macOS 10.13.3 and the lat­est prin­ter soft­ware, but Preview and Photos only print a third of each image to 6x4in photo pa­per on my HP Deskjet 3520. All other print­ing is fine. How can I print th­ese photos prop­erly? High Sierra’s driv­ers might need a lit­tle as­sis­tance in set­ting them up for high-qual­ity print modes. It’s best to do this us­ing a custom print set­ting.

Open an ex­am­ple image in Preview, and then choose File > Print. If you only see a sim­ple di­a­log, click on the Show De­tails but­ton to ex­pand it fully. En­sure you have the cor­rect pa­per size and orientation set at the top and then, in the pop-up menu half­way down, choose Preview to re­veal the app’s con­trols for scal­ing its out­put to the page.

You should be able to leave Scale to Fit se­lected, but might need to switch from Print En­tire Image to Fill En­tire Pa­per. If those don’t do the trick, switch to us­ing the Scale op­tion and, be­cause the image is be­ing printed too large, try re­duc­ing the ad­ja­cent per­cent­age.

To save th­ese set­tings, choose “Save Cur­rent Set­tings as Pre­set” from the Pre­sets pop-up menu at the top of the sheet. Then you can easily use them the next time you want to print 6x4in photos.

Spe­cial­ist photo and image apps like Affin­ity Photo ($49.99, Mac App Store) pro­vide more ex­ten­sive and re­li­able print­ing options, which you should find more suit­able if you print many of your photos in this way.

To get the best out of high-qual­ity print modes, set up scal­ing and other options, then save them as a pre­set.

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