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Printing an image of a specific size

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by chipperhead, Jan 25, 2020.

  1. chipperhead

    Mobster

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    I have an image that is 2362 x 1671, I would to print the image and put it in a frame roughly A2 size.
    I don't want to crop it or ideally alter the ratio, what would be the best way of doing this?
    Thanks
     
  2. Quartz

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    Go to a print shop and get them to do it.
     
  3. Mcnumpty2323

    Wise Guy

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    Something simple
    Like irfanview can resize it
    Just tick keep aspect ratio option
     
  4. Rilot

    Don

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    That's a pretty low resolution for a picture of A2 size. It's not going to look great TBH.
     
  5. chipperhead

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    It should be ok, it's not a photo but an image with some writing.
     
  6. Destination

    Capodecina

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    so just print it on a2...?
    any print shop.
     
  7. chipperhead

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    But if my ratio isn't A2 it will either crop or stretch to fit.
    There's lot's of different frame sizes with different ratios how do I work out what size to get?
     
  8. TrannyBill

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    Divide the big number by the little number to get the aspect ratio: 1.4135
    Then choose paper that is the same
    Luck for you the A sizing convention is 1.4142.
    Shouldn't make much difference, although you'd only be getting 71 pixels per inch if they could print the whole page
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2020
  9. chipperhead

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    Thanks TrannyBill that's a great help.
     
  10. TrannyBill

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    No bother. I'm sure I messed up the pixels per inch though. It's more like 100.
     
  11. Pawnless Endgame

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    Reading your post, I realised that it's just the square root of 2 :) Just need to put √2 in the calculator and you'll have it in as many decimal places that you need.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. UnLuckyBenski

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    That suddenly makes sense! Because A sizing is always two sheets together to make the next size up. Amazing.
     
  13. Acme

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    Might be best to vectorise it first in that case.