anyway to specify size of cells
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Author:  hopeful guest [ Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:03 am ]
Post subject:  anyway to specify size of cells

I'm working on an art project where I'd like to create a mosaic. The only thing that I really, really need to figure out is there anyway to specify the print size of each cell. I basically need to find a way to make each cell like an inch wide by 3/4 inch tall or something close to that. Also, is there anyway in the program to make an image 300 ppi rather than 75?

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Author:  Andrea [ Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: anyway to specify size of cells

You only have to specify the width of every tile. For high quality use a width of 300 pixels for example.

The DPI inside the JPG file has nothing is just a setting. When you are going to print the image you have to resize it to the paper size without resampling the image.

Author:  Guest [ Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:53 pm ]
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Is there anyway or formula to tell how many inches 300 pixels translates to? What I'm going to be trying to do is make very even pieces like 4 x 6 to help me print out my mosaics and stitch together a big mosaic. What I'm trying to avoid is cutting through in the middle of a tile.

Author:  Andrea [ Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:05 pm ]
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For a high quality print if you have 200 pixels x inch then you get a high quality print. With 6 inch wide you have to choose how many tiles you want for every row. Let's say 12 tiles, so every tile is 1/2 inch.

The parameters for AM are then:
Number of tiles x row: 12
Widt of every tile: 200 pixel (so you have 400 pixels x inch, very much)


Author:  MikeSlavis [ Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Formulas


Since different output devices (printers, usually) have different technologies and resolutions, the original image resolution is usually interpreted/converted by the printer driver to whatever the printer requires. You still need a decent image to start with and, as Andrea says, 200 dpi is a good place to start. So how can you use this in a formula? Let's say....

You're using an image resolution of 200 dpi (pixels)
You're printing on paper that is 4 inches wide by 6 inches tall
This means your final image should be: 200 pixels/inch * 4 inches = 800 pixels wide by 200 pixels/inch * 4 inches = 1200 pixels tall
If you want your images to print at 1 inch wide by .75 inch tall on this 4 inch x 6 inch paper, you have:
width: 4 inches / 1 inch/image = 4 images wide by 6 inches / .75 inch/image = 8 images tall (4 * 8 = 32 images total).
Each tile image should be: 1 inch * 200 dpi = 200 pixels wide by .75 inch * 200 dpi = 150 pixels tall.

The final result for 200 dpi would mean you're using 200x150 pixel tiles, 4 across and 8 down on 4 x 6 inch output paper to achieve tiles 1 x .75 inches.

Hope this helps...

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