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    Not sure where the printing issue lies.

    Took a screenshot of a receipt for something I bought online using Snipping Tool.

    Saved the image as a .jpg

    Opened pic in MS Picture Viewer.

    Sent image to printer where it appeared full screen and landscape.
    Unchecking the fit to page box only shrank it slightly.

    Sent image to Paint where I reduced it size to 25% original. Final saved pic was only 62 KB.

    Sent new saved image to printer where it appeared the same as the original size preview. Printed it anyway as I had already spent too much time on this.

    Printed pic was nearly full page 8.5 x 11.

    Printer is a Brother Work Force Series with manufacture drivers.

    Why is such a small image printing full screen? Should I be saving the pic in a different format? I get very few printer options when printing a .jpg. My goal was saving ink and I did use lowest quality.

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    Not sure what is happening, but I use a different procedure you may want to try...

    Take screenshot with Snipping Tool, and save in default png format.
    Open image using IrfanView (free image editing software that handles virtually all formats)
    In IrfanView, click on Image, then Resize/Resample
    Change DPI (bottom left) from default (96) to 350, then "save as" jpg with different name
    Reopen both images in IrfanView, click on Image, then Information
    Look at Print size (from DPI) of both images to see how much smaller the Resized image is compared to the original

    This method does 2 things:
    It reduces the image size sent to the printer
    At the same time it increases the resolution so the printed image is much easier to read (DPI of 96 increased to DPI of 350)

    Hope this helps,
    Jim

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    That seems to work. I used IrfanView back when I had Windows 98SE. I do not seem to have this issue on another PC that is also running Windows 7 and uses a different printer.

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