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  1. Dowlinggram

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    My fellow artist has Vista and I have WindowsXP. In his microsoft paint program he can resize drawings or photos to a large size, then print them in 4 parts. Each computer paper has 1/4th of the picture. In my XP program I can't do that it wants to print the whole picture on 1 paper. Is there any way I can get the Vista paint program on my computer or do you know of another program that would let me do the same thing. Preferrably free but I wouldn't mind paying if it wasn't too much
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Do you have some photo program installed? What program opens when you click on one of the pictures?
     
  3. Dowlinggram

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    I have the paint program that came with the machine Windows XP what I want is the one that was installed on Vista because mine doesn't allow me to do what I want.

    I also have microsoft office 2003 and ACDsee 6
     
  4. Hughv

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    Any program that can crop by size can do this.
    Divide the image into 4 equal parts, save them and then print.
    Remember, there is a limit to how large you can make a bitmap image without losing resolution.
    http://www.getpaint.net/

    http://www.gimp.org/
     
  5. Dowlinggram

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    That's exactly what I want to divide the image into 4 equal pieces But I couldn't do that with the programs I have now. Can I do it with one of these programs? I'm not worried about clarity. Most of what I'm using is black and white or put in gray scale. All I what is the outline of what I've drawn or is in the photo. It will go on my canvas to paint
     
  6. Hughv

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    In Paint.net you can use the rectangle select tool and select the "Fixed Size option.
    Save that to a layer or a new image and repeat.
    The GIMP has a similar option.
     
  7. Dowlinggram

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    Thanks so much!! I will keep that in mind and might just download one of them. I discovered by fooling around that I can do it with my printer by clicking landscape and poster size on page setup after I resize.
     
  8. Elvandil

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    I believe that XP also does that by default, just like Vista. But because your file association has been changed for images, you don't get the photo printing options that XP normally has. By default, pictures open in XP's own viewer and not any program. When you send images to be printed in XP, the options for multiple copies on a page pop up, as well as that for fitting the image to a page size.
     
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    Thanks everyone for your input. I discovered by accident that I could divide and make copies with my printer, so my problem is solved
     
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