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Author Topic: IDEA: Print large pictures on multiple pages  (Read 7297 times)

jdd

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IDEA: Print large pictures on multiple pages
« on: June 18, 2006, 09:15:17 AM »
I have a need to print some of these things so I would like to offer DonationCoder credits in exchange.

Background:

Screenshot Captor does a great job of autoscrolling to capture long web pages.  The issue is that the images can be long and narrow, and when printed out as hard copy on a single page is completely illegible.

Challenge:

This may be an impossible task but……. Provide a method to print a hard copy of the captured autoscrolled image, or break the image into multiple images that can be printed.  (It’s all about printing image files of different “lengths”).

Reward:

a.) 91 Donation Credits for writing new code to create AutoscrollPrint, or

b.) 45 Donation Credits for identifying existing freeware that achieves the same goal

The best solution (may or may not be the first submittal) will be the winner

Bonus:

10% Bonus if a lame Haiku is not included with the winning entry

Other Requirements:
- The solution must be automated or semi-automated and work with images of different “lengths”. 

- Winning entry should include final output of the Test File as a pdf, or multiple images created from the Test File that are suitable for printing.

- The print out should be legible on standard letter or legal size paper.

- Anything that involves manual cropping is not acceptable.

Test File:
MyHomeisTheRoadCodyMug.png

MyHomeisTheRoadCodyMug.pngIDEA: Print large pictures on multiple pages

« Last Edit: June 19, 2006, 11:52:33 AM by jdd »

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i hope the best solution has to be an existing freeware print image tool.. would be nice tool to find.

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Mouser,  I think I should have posted this in the Coding Snacks section.  Can you move it there?

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Re: IDEA: Print large pictures on multiple pages
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2006, 07:27:01 AM »
just to summarize: i believe the request here is for a simple free program that can print big pictures by splitting them onto multiple pages.  sort of like a poster printer, but not for enlarging, more for automatically splitting overwise images.

so perhaps the way to think about this would be that one dimension of the image will be sized to fit the full width or height of a page, and the other dimension would span multiple pages.

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Re: IDEA: Print large pictures on multiple pages
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2006, 07:58:00 AM »
Yes, one dimension would be sized to fit the width of the page, and the other dimension would span multiple pages, preserving the aspect ratio of the original document.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2006, 08:11:35 AM by jdd »

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Re: IDEA: Print large pictures on multiple pages
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2006, 08:18:07 AM »
(i am not sure about this) if we insert the oversize pic in html editor, create a html file with the image, then open in IE and print, can it print this way?
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Re: IDEA: Print large pictures on multiple pages
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2006, 08:40:32 AM »
that might work, but its not exactly an elegant solution..
surely there is a free image printer out there that already does this well..

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Re: IDEA: Print large pictures on multiple pages
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2006, 08:59:58 AM »
i just tried print preview in firefox, it worked, that Test File:
MyHomeisTheRoadCodyMug.png

split into 8 pages. this is really simple but.... not elegant. :(
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« Last Edit: June 19, 2006, 09:02:10 AM by kimmchii »

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Re: IDEA: Print large pictures on multiple pages
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2006, 10:27:36 AM »
rasterbator
http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/
From the webpage:
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The Rasterbator is a web service which creates huge, rasterized images from any picture. The rasterized images can be printed and assembled into extremely cool looking posters up to 20 meters in size.

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Re: IDEA: Print large pictures on multiple pages
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2006, 11:05:04 AM »
Looks really cool - the download version works great - now all I need is a lot of glue and a new house with some wall space ;-)

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Re: IDEA: Print large pictures on multiple pages
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2006, 11:50:48 AM »
I will modify the requirements in the posting  to clarify that the printout should be on typical letter size or legal size paper.  I did not have monster size posters in mind.

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Re: IDEA: Print large pictures on multiple pages
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2006, 01:15:27 PM »
 :tellme: How about Windows' Paint?

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Re: IDEA: Print large pictures on multiple pages
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2006, 02:44:43 PM »
Yes, that's it!  MS Paint is a perfectly workable solution. ......So close and yet so far.  Thank you skrommel, the Donation Credits are on the way.



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Re: IDEA: Print large pictures on multiple pages
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2006, 02:54:41 PM »
 :) I remembered 'cause I hate how it just spews paper when I print screencaps.

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Re: IDEA: Print large pictures on multiple pages
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2006, 03:36:08 PM »
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I will modify the requirements in the posting  to clarify that the printout should be on typical letter size or legal size paper.  I did not have monster size posters in mind.
Oh.
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Re: IDEA: Print large pictures on multiple pages
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2007, 11:18:08 AM »
rasterbator
http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/

Try to use this poster maker software. I have tried it. Created poster looks very well.

P.S. I understand that this is not new thread, but I think this link will be helpful for forum people.

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Re: IDEA: Print large pictures on multiple pages
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2007, 07:25:57 AM »
Other options to Rasterbator and ProPoster that people can try are:

Posteriza - http://www.posteriza...index.php?lang=en_US
Posterazor - http://posterazor.sourceforge.net/