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kahlan
post Aug 17 2006, 10:13 PM
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I am not even for sure if I am even at the correct site for this answer. I am trying to find out how you take photographs that you have taken and have them put to canvas, different sizes. What is the equipment that you have to have and things like that. Thank you in advance for any replys. Tammy
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post Aug 18 2006, 02:15 PM
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QUOTE (kahlan @ Aug 17 2006, 11:13 PM) *
I am not even for sure if I am even at the correct site for this answer. I am trying to find out how you take photographs that you have taken and have them put to canvas, different sizes. What is the equipment that you have to have and things like that. Thank you in advance for any replys. Tammy


Well, you should be able to do this with PMView. Start a new instance of PMView. Then select File->New->Image and set the size of the canvas. Then start a second instance of PMView. Load an image, resize it and do what you need. Then select Edit->Copy and finally do Edit->Paste in the first instance of PMView to paste the image on the canvas.

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post Aug 23 2006, 06:56 PM
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QUOTE (kahlan @ Aug 17 2006, 10:13 PM) *
I am not even for sure if I am even at the correct site for this answer. I am trying to find out how you take photographs that you have taken and have them put to canvas, different sizes. What is the equipment that you have to have and things like that. Thank you in advance for any replys. Tammy



Ok..here is another question.. I kind of feel silly about this but here it goes.. Is the pmview a piece of equipment that you have to buy.. and also, how do you actully take the canvas that you have and print on it?
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post Aug 30 2007, 04:40 PM
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QUOTE (Peter @ Aug 18 2006, 03:15 PM) *
Well, you should be able to do this with PMView. Start a new instance of PMView. Then select File->New->Image and set the size of the canvas. Then start a second instance of PMView. Load an image, resize it and do what you need. Then select Edit->Copy and finally do Edit->Paste in the first instance of PMView to paste the image on the canvas.

Thanks,
Peter

I want to create a page, 10 inches high, 8 inches wide, and place several photos on it.
1. What size should the page be,?
2. What should the photos be resized to?
2a. Do they need to be resized?
3. How do I place them on the page?

In my effort two photos insisted upon overlapping in the center.

Thanks in advance,

Ralph Balzac
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post Aug 31 2007, 07:28 PM
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QUOTE (Ralph @ Aug 30 2007, 05:40 PM) *
I want to create a page, 10 inches high, 8 inches wide, and place several photos on it.
1. What size should the page be,?


First you need to decide on what resolution to use. For printing, 300DPI is fine. For web art, 72-96DPI is common.

Make sure you have the latest PMView version, as it adds some important features you need.

Select File->New->Image.

Select the size unit (inches) and the size you want. Also set the resolution.

QUOTE (Ralph @ Aug 30 2007, 05:40 PM) *
2. What should the photos be resized to?
2a. Do they need to be resized?


If you want the images to be a specific size, then resize them. In a second instance of PMView, load the image, then make sure that the resolution of the image is the SAME as the resolution of your canvas (e.g. 300DPI). You set the resolution with Transform->Resolution.
Then you can resize the image to the desired size by Transform->Size. Again, you can set the selector to INCHES and specify the size in inches.
After that, use Edit->Copy (or press CTRL+C) to copy the image to the clipboard.

QUOTE (Ralph @ Aug 30 2007, 05:40 PM) *
3. How do I place them on the page?


Switch back to the first instance of PMView where you created your canvas. Select Edit->Paste->As Selection (or press CTRL+V). Click on the selection and keep the left button down to drag the image to the desired position.

Repeat the procedure for subsequent images.

Hope this helps.


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post Sep 1 2007, 04:59 PM
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QUOTE (Peter @ Aug 31 2007, 08:28 PM) *
First you need to decide on what resolution to use. For printing, 300DPI is fine. For web art, 72-96DPI is common.

Make sure you have the latest PMView version, as it adds some important features you need.

Select File->New->Image.

Select the size unit (inches) and the size you want. Also set the resolution.
If you want the images to be a specific size, then resize them. In a second instance of PMView, load the image, then make sure that the resolution of the image is the SAME as the resolution of your canvas (e.g. 300DPI). You set the resolution with Transform->Resolution.
Then you can resize the image to the desired size by Transform->Size. Again, you can set the selector to INCHES and specify the size in inches.
After that, use Edit->Copy (or press CTRL+C) to copy the image to the clipboard.
Switch back to the first instance of PMView where you created your canvas. Select Edit->Paste->As Selection (or press CTRL+V). Click on the selection and keep the left button down to drag the image to the desired position.

Repeat the procedure for subsequent images.

Hope this helps.


Thanks. This worked very well!

Is there a way to reposition the photos later?
Or do I have to start all over?

Ralph
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post Sep 1 2007, 05:11 PM
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QUOTE (Ralph @ Sep 1 2007, 05:59 PM) *
Thanks. This worked very well!

Is there a way to reposition the photos later?
Or do I have to start all over?

Ralph


Also, is there a way to make the background white, instead of black?
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post Sep 4 2007, 09:16 AM
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QUOTE (Ralph @ Sep 1 2007, 06:11 PM) *
Also, is there a way to make the background white, instead of black?


For a white background, do Color->Negative after creating the canvas.

PMView does not treat pasted images as objects, so no, once pasted an image cannot be moved.


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