Photoshop CS2: Use Print with Preview

The File > Print with Preview dialog box shows you how your image fits on the printer and paper size that’s selected, and lets you position the image on the page. By double-checking the document in Print with Preview before printing, you can avoid just about all wasted print jobs caused by incorrect image size, paper size, or orientation. While you’re in Print with Preview, click Page Setup to confirm that the printer and paper size are correct. The margins you see in Print with Preview are supplied by the selected printer driver, not Photoshop.

The Print with Preview dialog box has a Print button, so you can go straight to the Print dialog box from there. For this reason, you might want to use the keyboard shortcut editor (Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts) to assign Command/Ctrl+P to the Print with Preview command instead of the Print command.

Note that in Photoshop CS3, the Print with Preview dialog box is now the default print dialog box.

2 comments

  1. I’ve been using this happily for ages and two days ago CS2 has started to quit everytime I select Print with Preview from the menu. I’ve tried saving the doc as a jpg and it’s the same. I can sucsesfully select Page Setup and Print, but when choosing Preview from Print, there’s nothing there….It’s driving me mad, have you heard of this before.

    I’ve also tried viewing as a PDF but it’s blank and the same when saving as a PDF.

    I have not heard of this off of the top of my head, but let me see if anything comes to mind… -C

  2. Hello,

    I own a 3800 and I do a lot of fine art printing with it. I can not figure out how to make a borderless print though. (edge to edge printing) I usually use PS3 and when I go to the print set up pages “no border” is selected, but in print preview its always there. How do I get rid of this white border on my page?

    Thank you so much!

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