I have an image/photo and want to print it as large as possible, from margin to margin, scaled but keeping the same ratio for X and Y, so that the image is not distorted.

I tried gnome-photo-printer, but it requires me to calculate the layout: 21x29.7 minus the 1cm margin so 19x27.7, but even though it complains so I have to trick and enter 18.9x27.6 instead before it works.

Another solution is to fire up OpenOffice Writer, and manually resize and drag the image inside a page.

Any more reliable/convenient solution?

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You can print with Shotwell: Just mark the picture and press CTRL-P.

It will fill the whole page by default, but you can also change the scaling. You also can change between potrait and landscape, of course.

  • It works! Important: In the print options, in the "Image Settings", I had to set "Printed Image Size" to "Autosize: Fill the entire page". Jun 16, 2011 at 14:37

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