photo tiling program??

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by nikkipoopers, May 4, 2004.

  1. nikkipoopers macrumors newbie

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    does anyone know of a program that will allow me to take a photograph and automatically tile it up in sections to be able to be printed out on my laser printer, so the picture is larger. Turning, say a 8"x 10" photo into a 32" x 40" photograph tiled. If i am not explaining this correctly, think like you had to print out a banner for a billboard. I see billboard installers, pasteing up the banner in sections.....that's what i want to figure out, how they split the image to have the section aline on the billboard.....thanks
     
  2. ahmadof macrumors member

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    i don't know of anything to do it auomatically,

    but it is very easy in photoshop. just enlarge to the size needed and then show the rulers and crop to 8 X 10. after printing , just erase the crop in the history and crop the next panel, etc.
     
  3. Sparky's macrumors 6502a

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    The only problem with that is that if the file doesn't have a high enough resolution it will come out looking like a mosaic tile (extremely bit-mapped)

    if you want an 8 x 10 to print to poster size, say 24 x 36 you will need to have the input (or scanned) resolution set to at least 1200 dpi. A standard InkJet printer can handle a very good rendition with a resolution of 360 dpi, so when you enlarge the 8 x 10 300% it will print 24 x 30 at 400dpi (1200 / 3). Then you can do as ahmadof says.
     

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