How do I resize or reposition my prints in Photoshop Elements 9?

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When I print images in Photoshop Elements, sometimes I'd like to have the images off-center or a different scale.
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Bugs were found in the previous versions of Photoshop Elements’ printing that required a recreation of much of the printing code. Because of this, some features were removed or drastically changed, as with the removal of print repositioning in Photoshop Elements 8, but was brought back in version 9.

To set the print size, look at the right column of settings. These are numbered, and the final numbered item is “Select Print Size” (Step 3 on Mac, Step 5 on Windows). Here you have a list of common photo print sizes (8x10, 4x6, etc). If you don’t want to use one of these settings, you can print in the document's native settings (Actual Size) or specify your own settings (Custom...). You can use the Custom Print Size to automatically fit the print to your paper dimensions or manually type in height and width values.

To change the position of the print, look at the following screen shots. Notice in the bottom center is a “Position” section. If you uncheck “Center Image” you will be able to manually change the Top and Left fields, which determine the margin from the Top Left corner. Or, you can put your mouse cursor on the Blue Boundary Box to move the Print Area. Please note, if you click outside the box nothing will be moved. But if you click inside the box, you move the image within the print area. If you want to move the print, you have to move by clicking ON the blue border.

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-Brett