Simple application to print part of an image - suggestions?

Chris G cl at
Wed Mar 4 18:05:49 UTC 2009

On Wed, Mar 04, 2009 at 05:18:08PM +0100, Pierre Frenkiel wrote:
> On Wed, 4 Mar 2009, Chris G wrote:
> >        I want the section I have selected to print scaled up to fill
> > the A4 sheet.
>    as I said, xv is the ideal tool for that: you can specify the
>    orientation, the paper size, and exactly the printing size.
>    The bad side is that it is not available as a deb package. So
>    you need 4 lines instead of one to install it. As I know no
>    other program as powerful as this one, it seems worthwhile to
>    install it:
>     ==> wget
>     ==> alien xv-3.10a-37.fc8.i386.rpm
>     ==> dpkg -i xv_3.10a-38_i386.deb
>     ==> wget
I seem to be fated on this quest!  I'm running a 64-bit system and,
although there *appears* to be a 64-bit rpm for xv at the above site
it's a broken link.

I am trying to compile from source but since it's *very* non-standard
(no auto confif or anything) that's proving rather difficult.

> After that, it takes 30 seconds to get what you want:
>     xv myfile
>     right button to get the menu
>     click and drag with button 1 to select the rectangle area
>     click on crop
>     click on print ...
>     More info in the pdf document (128 pages...)
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