Raster Image - Print

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Raster Image - Print

A Print Image plug-in is available since version 2010.1 and replaces the previously used and by default installed printing function.

The plug-in can be installed in any of the RealWorld Designer applications version 2010.1 or later from the Online Page.

Configuration

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The box by the top of the window allows picking a printer. The button next to it display printer-specific configuration window.

The plug-in prints the currently opened image (or, if used in batch mode, the processed images). Image size is set using one of 4 methods:

  • Scale to fit paper - image is scaled to fill as much of the paper as possible.
  • Original size - image size is determined from number of pixels and resolution. Be aware that images from modern digital cameras might be very big.
  • Width - the image is scaled to given width. Height is computed automatically to preserve aspect ratio.
  • Height - similar to Width.

If physical dimensions of the printed image would not fit on a single paper, it will be split and printed on multiple paper.

The Center image on paper box will attempt to place the image in the center of the paper. This may not be accurate if the printer is unable to print on the entire paper and/or reports size of unprintable margins incorrectly.

If Automatic rotation is enabled, the images will be rotated if either

  • rotating the image makes it possible to print it larger (only applies to auto-scaling mode) or
  • rotating the image saves papers (more copies fit on a single page, etc.)

Copies box allows you to print the image multiple times. If Combine is enabled, as much copies as possible are placed on each printed page.

Recent comments

user icon Anonymous on June 21st 2012

Yay :-D where do i download?

user icon Vlasta site administrator on June 21st 2012

On the Plug-ins tab on the Online page within the software.

user icon viridens registered user on February 19th 2014

Very useful plug-in. Thanks.

It would also be very useful to be able to print different images on a page at the same time, for example a selection of photos on an A4 sheet.

I was thinking maybe select a paper size, then drag and drop images , place and re-size as required, (rotation would also be good!) then print a WYSIWYG page.

Would this be possible?

user icon Vlasta site administrator on February 20th 2014

I know what you mean and I can imagine it would be quite useful. Though it would more likely have to be a separate application, because it has to work with multiple images simultaneously.

user icon viridens registered user on February 20th 2014

Thanks for your reply.

Many applications just allow printing of multiple copies of the same image.
Often I need to print a few different cards or photos on a sheet of A4 paper.
Applications allow you to size and place a single image, so I have to feed the same sheet through the printer a few times and be very careful with placement.
-Or use Microsoft Word, etc which are not the best programs for image work!...

user icon Vlasta site administrator on February 20th 2014

I understand the problem and I'll try to come with a solution in the future. In the meantime, you may try Image Grid as a workaround.

user icon Anonymous on December 10th 2014

Hello. When I try to create an animation, how do I copy layer from one frame to the other frame? I tried using ctrl-C to copy the layer but when you go the next frame and ctrl-P it does not paste the layer. Great software by the way 8-) .

user icon Anonymous on January 9th 2016

Where even is the printing function? I cant find it anywhere :-(

user icon Vlasta site administrator on January 9th 2016

^ read before writing

user icon Anonymous
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