Re: [Gimp-user] Printing a large image in sections

On 12/31/2011 07:32 PM, george seifert wrote:

I have an image sized 20" x 24". I just have a standard 8.5" x 11"
printer. Can I print the image in sections? If so, how?
I did this with a PDF document once.

I think I would probably open that thing in the GIMP, and drag guide
lines into the canvas from the rulers to divide it into 6 sections,
2 sections x 3, so that each section will easily fit onto one page
the printer can handle. 

Then crop the image down to one of the sections, print the resulting
image, and undo the crop.  Crop to another section, print, undo,
etc. until you have six hard copy images.  The guide lines make
pixel perfect precision easy.

If for some reason you want precise dimensions for the sections,
calculate using the DPI of the image to get linear measurements, and
use the Image > Guides > New Guide command to position guides
exactly where you want them.  You could also save six images in the
format of your choice and print them elsewhere or with a different
application, depending on what works best with your combination of
hardware and software.



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