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I am having problems printing images. The images are 5x7" in the image window, but when I print them they are printed 8X10." I am using GIMP 2.4.6 and my printer is an HP PSC 1200. The printer works OK with all other programs. Thank you for your help. Ray

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Before giving print command, Ctrl+P>scaling: paper size>properties>paper size: OK Try

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