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Author Topic: How to circumvent the automatic "rotation"  (Read 4583 times)
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« on: August 30, 2010, 10:18:13 PM »

Greetings! I am using QU 113 (but it applies to earlier versions too).

I often print smaller sections of large images by printing them on small form/sheet sizes (on rolls) with "Auto Cropping ON". However, when I do this, the "rotate" buttons often don't work. I.e. clicking the "rotate" buttons will NOT always change the orientation of the image on the sheet. This is OK in many cases, as the orientation is what I need. However, if the image is, say, a 24" x 30" (300 dpi) file, i.e. portrait-orientation, and the sheet is, say, 24" x 6", i.e. landscape-orientation, then Qimage automatically rotates the image. If I actually want the 24" width of the image to be the 24" width of the sheet, there doesn't seem to be a way to do it--the "rotate" buttons just don't do anything in this case.

Is there any way around this?

Thanks.

Cheers!

Brad
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2010, 07:40:20 AM »

Brad,
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However, when I do this, the "rotate" buttons often don't work. I.e. clicking the "rotate" buttons will NOT always change the orientation of the image on the sheet.
I think you need to have the Image Lock OFF on the main screen (padlock icon).
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2010, 07:45:48 PM »

I tried the image lock "off" and "on", but it made no difference.

It might help if I explained better what I'm trying to achieve. This is just a specific case of something I need to do frequently.

I'm trying to make a test strip of a portrait-oriented file (24" x 30") on a landscape-oriented sheet (a 24" x 6" form set up on a roll of canvas) at full size. The portion of the image I want to print runs across the width of the image. However, Qimage rotates the image and forces the strip to run down the height of the image and it seems to provide no way to change that orientation. This issue occurs when the sheet/page size is smaller than the image size (which of course is always the case with test strips). BTW, the test strip feature in the Full Page Editor behaves the same way. This is not a problem when the orientation of the file is the same as the sheet.

The only way I know of to get what I want in this case is to crop out the test strip in Photoshop. I'd much rather be able to do this in Qimage.

Cheers!

Brad
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2010, 09:24:22 PM »

If I'm understanding you, that's the old "I want a portrait crop from a landscape print" or "I want a landscape crop from a portrait print".  By default, Qimage picks the best crop to match so that the least amount is cropped off based on the print size.  To do what you want, all that is necessary is to indicate to Qimage that it's OK to crop the other way.  We do that by going into the full page editor and clicking the "Rotate" checkbox on the "Cropping" tab on the right.  That will simply tell Qimage to turn the crop the opposite way.  Please give that a try and let me know if that's what you are asking for.

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Mike
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2010, 05:59:27 AM »

Arrrgh!  Embarrassed That's EXACTLY what I was looking for. Thanks so much!

Cheers!

Brad
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