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# Image size, aspec ratio?

Bill Bowden
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 06-02-2008
I have a GIF image with an aspect ratio of about 2:1 that I want to
place 4 copies onto a standard 4X6 drugstore print so each image is
about 2 inches by 1 inch. Each 4X6 print will contain 4 identical
images measuring about 1 by 2.

Loading the GIF image into PhotoShop6 produces a file of 1047 pix wide
by 449 pix high with a resolution of 72 ppi. The document dimensions
are stated as 14.542 inches wide by 6.236 inches high.

I can copy and paste the GIF image into a new file, so there are 4
images in the new file, but the question is, what resolution and other
details should I use to insure the final result is a high resolution
4X6 print with the four images having the correct dimensions?

-Bill

Bob Williams
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 06-02-2008
Bill Bowden wrote:
> I have a GIF image with an aspect ratio of about 2:1 that I want to
> place 4 copies onto a standard 4X6 drugstore print so each image is
> about 2 inches by 1 inch. Each 4X6 print will contain 4 identical
> images measuring about 1 by 2.
>
> Loading the GIF image into PhotoShop6 produces a file of 1047 pix wide
> by 449 pix high with a resolution of 72 ppi. The document dimensions
> are stated as 14.542 inches wide by 6.236 inches high.
>
> I can copy and paste the GIF image into a new file, so there are 4
> images in the new file, but the question is, what resolution and other
> details should I use to insure the final result is a high resolution
> 4X6 print with the four images having the correct dimensions?
>
> -Bill
>

To make a high quality 4x6 print with 4 identical images with 2/1 aspect
ratio do the following in PS6:
Create your NEW image as 4X6 inches @ 300 ppi.
CROP each gif to the dimensions 2" X 1" @300 ppi. (you will lose a
little bit on the width because you are converting an image with an
aspect ratio of 14.52/6.24 = 2.33/1.00, to one with an aspect ratio of 2/1)
The Crop tool will direct PS6 to automatically convert the image to 2"
x1" at a resolution of 300ppi.
Drag the cropped images onto the NEW image and position them as you
like. The key here is to make the NEW image have the same resolution as
the cropped images so the cropped images will fit correctly in the new file.

If you don't want to lose ANY width of your GIFs then set your crop tool
at 2.33" x 1.00" @300 ppi. They will still fit nicely into your NEW
image but will have their original aspect ratio instead of 2/1
Bob Williams

Bill Bowden
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 06-06-2008
On Jun 1, 10:56 pm, Bob Williams <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Bill Bowden wrote:
> > I have a GIF image with an aspect ratio of about 2:1 that I want to
> > place 4 copies onto a standard 4X6 drugstore print so each image is
> > about 2 inches by 1 inch. Each 4X6 print will contain 4 identical
> > images measuring about 1 by 2.

>
> > Loading the GIF image into PhotoShop6 produces a file of 1047 pix wide
> > by 449 pix high with a resolution of 72 ppi. The document dimensions
> > are stated as 14.542 inches wide by 6.236 inches high.

>
> > I can copy and paste the GIF image into a new file, so there are 4
> > images in the new file, but the question is, what resolution and other
> > details should I use to insure the final result is a high resolution
> > 4X6 print with the four images having the correct dimensions?

>
> > -Bill

>
> To make a high quality 4x6 print with 4 identical images with 2/1 aspect
> ratio do the following in PS6:
> Create your NEW image as 4X6 inches @ 300 ppi.
> CROP each gif to the dimensions 2" X 1" @300 ppi. (you will lose a
> little bit on the width because you are converting an image with an
> aspect ratio of 14.52/6.24 = 2.33/1.00, to one with an aspect ratio of 2/1)
> The Crop tool will direct PS6 to automatically convert the image to 2"
> x1" at a resolution of 300ppi.
> Drag the cropped images onto the NEW image and position them as you
> like. The key here is to make the NEW image have the same resolution as
> the cropped images so the cropped images will fit correctly in the new file.
>
> If you don't want to lose ANY width of your GIFs then set your crop tool
> at 2.33" x 1.00" @300 ppi. They will still fit nicely into your NEW
> image but will have their original aspect ratio instead of 2/1
> Bob Williams

Yes, that worked quite well. But after looking at the border space, it
wasn't enough for the print I want, so I just dragged two copies of
the GIF file to the new image so there is plenty of white border to
work with. I'll have it printed tomorrow at Kinko's. It's hard to find
a good printing service around here. Most of the drug store and Wal-
Mart printers are broken, so I called Kinko's and they seem to think
they can do a better job. Ideally, I'd like to make a "transfer" print
I can "rub on" to a white painted surface, but Kinko's said the
process requires 350 degrees of heat which would damage the paint. So,
I might have to just mount the print onto the painted surface.

-Bill

Don Stauffer in Minnesota
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 06-06-2008
On Jun 6, 1:12 am, Bill Bowden <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> On Jun 1, 10:56 pm, Bob Williams <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>
>
> > Bill Bowden wrote:
> > > I have a GIF image with an aspect ratio of about 2:1 that I want to
> > > place 4 copies onto a standard 4X6 drugstore print so each image is
> > > about 2 inches by 1 inch. Each 4X6 print will contain 4 identical
> > > images measuring about 1 by 2.

>
> > > Loading the GIF image into PhotoShop6 produces a file of 1047 pix wide
> > > by 449 pix high with a resolution of 72 ppi. The document dimensions
> > > are stated as 14.542 inches wide by 6.236 inches high.

>
> > > I can copy and paste the GIF image into a new file, so there are 4
> > > images in the new file, but the question is, what resolution and other
> > > details should I use to insure the final result is a high resolution
> > > 4X6 print with the four images having the correct dimensions?

>
> > > -Bill

>
> > To make a high quality 4x6 print with 4 identical images with 2/1 aspect
> > ratio do the following in PS6:
> > Create your NEW image as 4X6 inches @ 300 ppi.
> > CROP each gif to the dimensions 2" X 1" @300 ppi. (you will lose a
> > little bit on the width because you are converting an image with an
> > aspect ratio of 14.52/6.24 = 2.33/1.00, to one with an aspect ratio of 2/1)
> > The Crop tool will direct PS6 to automatically convert the image to 2"
> > x1" at a resolution of 300ppi.
> > Drag the cropped images onto the NEW image and position them as you
> > like. The key here is to make the NEW image have the same resolution as
> > the cropped images so the cropped images will fit correctly in the new file.

>
> > If you don't want to lose ANY width of your GIFs then set your crop tool
> > at 2.33" x 1.00" @300 ppi. They will still fit nicely into your NEW
> > image but will have their original aspect ratio instead of 2/1
> > Bob Williams

>
> Yes, that worked quite well. But after looking at the border space, it
> wasn't enough for the print I want, so I just dragged two copies of
> the GIF file to the new image so there is plenty of white border to
> work with. I'll have it printed tomorrow at Kinko's. It's hard to find
> a good printing service around here. Most of the drug store and Wal-
> Mart printers are broken, so I called Kinko's and they seem to think
> they can do a better job. Ideally, I'd like to make a "transfer" print
> I can "rub on" to a white painted surface, but Kinko's said the
> process requires 350 degrees of heat which would damage the paint. So,
> I might have to just mount the print onto the painted surface.
>
>
> -Bill

Rather than a heated transfer, consider a water slide decal. There
are decal sheets available for inkjet printers. No heat or rubbing is
required- just soak sheet in water for a minute or two, and transfer
decal film to surface. Oh, yeah, after printing coat decal surface
with a clear spray like krylon or similar, first coat not very wet,
second coat good thick/wet.