Lee Posted March 24, 2008 Share Posted March 24, 2008 My project is scrapbooking I am dealing with background files designed for scrapbooking, small graphic files that were created by computer & photos taken with digital camera. The photos are all .jpgs. I convert photos to .png format so I can edit them, adjust color balance etc. Crop photos to be imported into a new file/layout. Otherwise the pixels gets screwed up. As far as I know, you must "crop" photos, you can not shrink nor stretch photos as the pixels gets messed up. I took photography in high school & that is the way we did things. I am leaning on some past experiences dealing with digital photos here. Backgrounds are .jpgs. Convert to .png. Crop backgrounds as they are made to print on 12x12 sheets of paper & I am printing on 8.50x11. Import background into new file/layout. The small graphic files are in .png format & transparent. I have notice if gold or silver is in the graphic, I am losing color unless I convert file to .bmp format. .Png format can not handle the metalic colors. While in Paint.Net, I thought I was resizing each small graphic file & saving files to hard drive. I was not I found out later & this is why my .pdn files were coming out to 35 megs in file size. With M$Paint, I did find out I could resize using the Image\StretchShew command, resave the file. Then had to go back in & make file transparent again as M$Paint does not support transparent files. I am concerned that the pixels will get screwed up with this method. I did try taking snapshots of the small graphics but the pixels don't look right. Is there something else I can try to get the same effect, make smaller frame size or does it matter whether I do it through Paint.Net, resizing the small graphic in order to get great printouts? Does it matter whether I resize file thru M$Paint. save to a new file, then import into new file\layout? Or resize small graphic file thru Paint.Net after I have already imported small graphic file into my new file\layout? All the files I have done in last week, looks like I will have to redo them as they printed badly the other nite. The photos did not always look as good as the originals. I did squeeze some of them into their photo frames & I am paying a price now...going to redo all of them. I kind of knew I was not suppose to squeeze photos very much. Now I am wondering about the small graphics, photo frames etc. I am trying to use. Will leave you with afew examples. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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