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Old 06-13-2007, 03:58 PM   #1
frazelle09
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Gimp & printing a very large image


i've been going bonkers trying to figure out how to get Gimp to print a very large image (5 ft. x 2 ft.) on letter sized pages so i can cut and paste them together to form one whole.

It just insists on printing the image on one page. Some have suggested slicing the image but doing this opens up some 16 new windows, each one containing a slice. Is this how it's supposed to work?

Am using Freespire Alpha .145 and Gimp and have Hplip and an HP Deskjet 990cxi.

Have a great afternoon!
 
Old 06-13-2007, 08:15 PM   #2
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Option #1
Open the picture and maximize it (zoom in if necessary), from the tools/selection_tools menu select "rect select". Left click on one corner of the image and drag the cursor back to produce a rectangle the size of a sheet of paper (minus margin sizes), and let go of the left click button, now you should have a flashing rectangular box. Click "Edit/copy" and open a new project from the gimp main window through "File/new" and then click "Edit/paste", then print that piece. Repeat by selecting another rectangle next to the last one.
Option #2
Save the picture to a USB pen drive or disc, bring it to a local print shop and have them print it with a blotter in full size.

Last edited by Junior Hacker; 06-13-2007 at 08:17 PM.
 
Old 06-13-2007, 09:34 PM   #3
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Junior Hacker! Outstanding! Thank you very much!

It's still a little tedious, but at least i've got a method that takes less than the 6 - 8 hours i've spent trying to figure out how to do this.

Thanks again, and have a great evening!
 
  


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