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getting smaller size image on graph paper?
Thu, Jun 30, 2011 1:14 PM
Posted by vicki
Hi. First let me say I absolutely love the graph paper function. Thank you so much for doing that and for making it available free of charge. Is there a way to change the size that the image prints on the graph paper? I want 14 stitches per inch, but what I want to stitch needs to be only 7.5 inches wide. When I upload the pic I want, it expands it to fit the same amount of space on the graph paper, no matter what size pic I upload it seems. So when I set the options for 14 stitches per inch, the picture fills up more than 8 squares in width, which is too many. any ideas for how i can fix this? (It would work if i set it to 10 per inch but i want a higher resolution than that for the project). Thanks!
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    Reply from Anita's Husband
    Thursday, June 30, 2011 7:06 PM
    Glad you like the feature. Currently, there's no direct way to do that although I'm in the process of rewriting the entire site so I'll see if I can work that option in. Until then, what you could do is to trick the code by creating an image that is 790 x 1022 and then resizing and pasting your image so that it's the size you need for the square set. For example, when set to 14 squares per inch, 10 squares are 80 pixels so to get 7.5 inches, you image would be 80*7.5 or 600 pixels. Sorry for all the math but you can also just do it by trial and error. Hope this helps. Go to top
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      Reply from vicki
      Friday, July 01, 2011 9:09 AM
      thanks for the info. i've been playing around with it. actually part of the problem was with my software - to get files that are small enuf to upload and are jpegs, i've been editing them in a photo program, pritning them on a fake printer, and saving the print files as jpgs. but the photo program when it prints gives very few options for size and imposes its own size restrictions. so now i'll experiment with a differnt way of getting small enuf file sizes - i'm going to have to import pics into word, play with the exact size i want there, and run a compression in word. that should produce small files with the right size pic. still need to save it as a jpeg, but i think now running it thru the fake printer from word should work. i'll try that and its good to know that 10 small squares are 80 pixels when set to 14 squares per inch which should help. thanks. Go to top
  • Reply from vicki
    Thursday, July 07, 2011 8:07 AM
    thank; maybe i'll try them - right now have so much software on computer. But I did also note that playing around with your margins helps alot. but then after hitting update, the pic has to be re uploaded. so trial and error is a slow process. still a great program though -i.e. your graph paper. Go to top