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RESIZE (enlarge) a scanned image for printing?

How  do I  RESIZE (enlarge) a scanned image for printing? I am using a HP photosmart 6510.

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Re: RESIZE (enlarge) a scanned image for printing?

Hi H121,


What operating system are you using ?


Here is a link to a post that solved this problem for someone else.


If you are using Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) OS you will need to install the critical update provided in the link.

Otherwise, here are the steps ShlomiL listed.


Now change the settings as following:
1. Open the HP Utility and select your device.
2. From Scan Settings open the "Scan to Computer".
3. Click the "Scan Tasks" tab.
4. Select the Scan Shortcut used to scan, then click Edit.
5. In the section of Scan from an HP Device click on the blue triangle to enlarge the menu.
6. From the enlarged menu now open the drop-down menu next to Crop To and set as None.
7. Click OK and try scanning.

Hope this helps.

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Member Since: ‎04-24-2013
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Re: RESIZE (enlarge) a scanned image for printing?

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someone says "the HP Photosmart Software has many tools that you can use to edit your scanned image." And I just wonder where can I find the tools for image editing.Cat Frustrated

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Re: RESIZE (enlarge) a scanned image for printing?

I have scanned a stamp and I want to enlarge and print the scannned picture. How do I do it?


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Re: RESIZE (enlarge) a scanned image for printing?

I wonder do I need another image resizing sdk to help me enlarge a scanned image for printing? Any suggestion will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.




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Re: RESIZE (enlarge) a scanned image for printing?

Yes, as recommended by others, utilize Microsoft Paint (but it took me a few goes to work through the tabs/options to print the desired result on my Envy 5532). Here's what I did to enlarge an old 1950 black and white 4x3 inch print to a 6x4 inch copy. 

After a scan/save of the original picture at good resolution (200 or 300 dpi), open up Paint, open/select the scanned file, goto Page setup, select 6x4 inch, Feed via main tray. Margins . . . you're not printing max paper size so you can reduce default margins to perhaps 5mm. You can try centering vertically and horizontally, Fit to 1x1 page, hit OK. Other options:. Resize, leave at the 100x100 offered default (yeah I know - read on!).  Goto Print preview - this is the key point . . . use the Zoom in magnifying glass by 'click-steps' to maximum that Paint allows. Load photo quality paper into your printer and hit Print. Et voila! Job done.  (HP gives you an option to resave the file, however I haven't checked whether this overwrites the original or adds a suffix to the original filename).

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