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Enlarging a wallet size color photo to size 5x7 inches

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I am trying to enlarge a wallet size color photo to size 5x7 inches.  In addition to my HP 750-567cb desktop I am using an HP 8715 printer,  I have tried first scanning the small wallet size photo by using the HP scan program and then resizing the photo before printing and am unable to get it to print a 5x7 inch photo.  I have also tried first working the scan from the HP 8715 printer and then printing the large size 5x 7 with no success.  Finally I have tried coping the wallet size photo on the HP Printer and then enlarging it to size 5x7 inches with no success.  Every different approach has failed to resize the wallet size photo to size 5x7 inches????????????????????????????????????

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@Joe02568 

 

You did not mention which software you are using to print the little photo.

 

If the little wallet size photo is dense enough (lots of pixels) to print at the much larger 5x7 inches, the next concern is the shape of the original photo as compared to the shape of the paper you are using to print.  This is the Aspect Ratio.

 

Some photo printing software is smarter than others - most software cannot force a small object to successfully print at a larger size if the object is not suitable for printing at that shape and size.

 

Paint (mspaint) can print just about anything; the results depend on the aforementioned aspect ratio, the density of the image, and the settings used to center the print vertically and horizontally.

 

General Example:

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If you have not done so, consider:

Install and use print software designed to help your print your image / project the way you want.

 

Download, Save, and install:

HP Photo Creations

 

After the software is installed:

 

Click Start (windows key) > all apps > scroll the list 

Open Category HP

Find the HP Photo Creations application

Right-Click on the application and PIN to Start

 

HP Photo Creations Support & Tips

 

  • The example shows the "how to" for a 4x6 inch photo.
  • With the exception of the need to change the print / paper size, the steps are the same for the 5x7 inch photo.
  • If your printer does not support Borderless (or if Borderless is not supported for your paper size), ignore that part of the example / setup.

 

General Example – One Borderless Image on 4x6 inch photo paper

 

NOTEBorderless may -- or may not -- be available on your printer model

 

Open the HP Photo Creations software

 

Quick Prints > 4 x 6 inch > Print my own > Add Photos > Browse >

Click / Select Photo from the folder > Open >

In Section Edit > Click once or twice on the opened photo >

White box opens listing Edit Options:

Select / Edit if / as desired

 

Print > Adjust Settings and Advanced Settings >

(Under the name of your printer)

Open Printer Settings >

Verify / Adjust setup

  1. Printing Shortcut Photo Printing (with or without borders depending on your printer model)
  2. tab Paper / QualityMedia Type HP Advanced Photo Paper (or other)
  3. Advanced> Size of Paper > 4x6 inch 
  4. Click / Select Borderless Printing ON
  5. Click OK to close Printer Settings

Click Print

 

Photo_Creations_Borderless_Printing_1Photo_Creations_Borderless_Printing_1 

 

 

Reference and Resources – Places to find (more) help and learn about your Printer

Printer Homepage – “Things that are your printer”

Drivers / Software / Firmware Updates, Videos, Bulletins/Notices, How-to, Troubleshooting, User Guides, Product Information, more

HP OfficeJet Pro 8715 All-in-One Printer

 

 

 How to > topic Print > subject list Instructions & Settings

 How to Print Photos (Windows)

Print Driver Settings Guide (Windows)

Creating Custom Paper Sizes

 

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Dragon-Fur

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