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Looking for a program for cropping & sizing

Discussion in 'Open Bar!' started by Lt4-396, Jul 9, 2017.


  1. Lt4-396

    Lt4-396 Gravity Guru

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    Like the title says I'm looking for a program that makes it easy to size an image.
    Say I find a pic on the Internet but want to paint it in a A3 or A2 size, how do you go about resizing the image. Perfect example is the airbrushtutor cameron tutorial and how he took a regular picture and made it A2.
    Currently I am just cropping an image into pieces and printing and it is all trial and error.

    I know I could bring it somewhere but if there was a way to do it at home I would prefer that.
    Paid programs aren't out of the question but would prefer a free version. I am using the new surface pro (2017 edition).

    So without a lightbox/projector or bringing your picture to a store to have it blown up how do you resize your pictures?

    TIA
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    I use photoshop but you need to pay for that program , Gimp is much like photoshop and is for free and a members on here can tell you all about it .
    in both programs you can change the size of a image but I find it is easier with photoshop
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    If anyone if fluent in gimp please let me know how to do this.
    Ive been playing around in gimp for the last few mins, seems like a really good program but also seems very complicated.
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    Check out some youtube tutorials on gimp. The most recent gimp also has a great instruction set. I wouldn't call myself fluent by any stretch of the imagination but I've managed a reasonable manipulation using the various guides.
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    Rasterbater is goodand free.tee are also a few online resizers but rasterbater is easy to use an outputs to PDF for easy printing.

    Lee
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    block posters.com Used it a couple times. Not bad.
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    AndreZA Elite Member! Elite Member! Artist of the Month!

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    Just remember, no matter which program you sue, if you increase size, you loose quality. You will need a very good quality picture if you are planning to increase the size before it starts looking bad. I do not use images lower than full HD quality.
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