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    Blow up this image?

    Hi everyone. I'm trying to make some shirts for me and our daughter to wear when we pick my husband up from the airport when he returns from deployment. It won't be happening until July, but, I knew I'd run into problems and gave myself LOTS of time. Here's the first problem, and hopefully, the last...

    I'm using Cafepress, the same company that does Micechat's merchandise. I need this image:

    To go on the back of the shirt. It's only showing up at a size of 3 inches. The shirt can hold an image at 10 by 10 inches. So, I contacted the company, and it seems my image has to be made the correct size before uploading to the site. Problem is...I have NO clue how to accomplish that. I have been playing around on my computer and still haven't figured it out. I would appreciate ANY help! THANK YOU!




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    Re: Blow up this image?

    you can download a free program such as Irfanview and use it to resize your image to those exact specifications then save the image in its new size
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    Re: Blow up this image?

    M80???

    I like elly's suggestion.


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    Re: Blow up this image?

    haha. Yes, I knew someone would be thinking Black Cats or dynamite. Thank you Elly!

    Soooo, which one do I download? There's like.....50 choices.




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    Re: Blow up this image?

    on the main pain there's a Download Now box on the right hand side, click that and it should tkae you to the CNET dowload page and you get the download there
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    Re: Blow up this image?

    If you resize the image from 3x3 to a 10x10 without any type of smoothing or even vectorization, then you'll get a very pixelated and grainy image. Infraview is just a simple image viewer with basic editing capabilities, not photoshop.

    Easiest way to get a good image is probably yes, resize it using Infraview, then redraw it either by hand or with another program to give you a high quality image.

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    Re: Blow up this image?

    Quote Originally Posted by Light Mouse View Post
    If you resize the image from 3x3 to a 10x10 without any type of smoothing or even vectorization, then you'll get a very pixelated and grainy image. Infraview is just a simple image viewer with basic editing capabilities, not photoshop.

    Easiest way to get a good image is probably yes, resize it using Infraview, then redraw it either by hand or with another program to give you a high quality image.

    okay. I have NO clue what you just said. was that English?


    I know it mentions something about resolution on the site where I'm ordering shirts....but, I really don't understand how to do anything on the computer. If you explain step by step how I can do this...I'll get it. And be MEGA thankful!




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    Re: Blow up this image?

    Does this work Stitchy?



    Your more than welcome to use it. I replaced the text (as it was too distorted when enlarged, and kind of traced over the heart.


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    Re: Blow up this image?

    ooo, that might work. Is that the right size? And, if I download it to photobucket, could I replace the heart? And keep the size? THANK YOU!




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    Re: Blow up this image?

    Not sure if it's the same size or not.


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    Re: Blow up this image?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchy View Post
    okay. I have NO clue what you just said. was that English?


    I know it mentions something about resolution on the site where I'm ordering shirts....but, I really don't understand how to do anything on the computer. If you explain step by step how I can do this...I'll get it. And be MEGA thankful!
    Pixels. Each pixel has a certain color to it. There are 130x122 pixels in the image you supplied. Depending on the DPI (Dots Per Inch) that you have your printer set at, it will change how many pixels are used in each square inch. So say you have 20 pixels of a rainbow in a one inch square, it would look okay. If you put those same 20 pixels of a rainbow in a ten inch square, it would spread out those colors even more, without adding any kind of transition between each pixel. This would create a step effect which usually isn't desired.

    *goes to see if he can resize it*

    Does the website say what DPI they print at?

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    Re: Blow up this image?

    let me check. I used Sir Clinks to get it up to 6 inches. Still ratgher small though. Here's what i got....




    DPI.....for my size shirt....all it says is 10 X 10, 42k
    For my daughter's....same thing.


    Here's my image...




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    Re: Blow up this image?

    I like that text...comic sans...and the heart. I just can't get the spacing above and below even...and can't get it up to ten inches.




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    Re: Blow up this image?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchy View Post
    I like that text...comic sans...and the heart. I just can't get the spacing above and below even...and can't get it up to ten inches.
    Above and below?

    Please mark up the image as to what you'd like.

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    Re: Blow up this image?

    Another little thing that may cause a snag for you. Photobucket resizes images. Clink's host does not resize images I believe. So for a final copy it may need to be emailed.

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