I'd like to create a fairly large image, suitable for printing on A0. I'd like the
image to be of relatively good quality, even from fairly close up.
At 300 dpi, it seems I have to create an image 9933 pixels wide by 14043 pixels deep
(A0 being 33.11 x 46.81 inches), forgetting the margins for the moment. That's 140
megapixels, or about 3 gigabytes in 24bit colour. I fear my machine would be swapping
Dropping it to 75 dpi works out at about 9 megapixels or about 200 megabytes - much
more manageable, but will it look any good?
Another issue is the base imagery. Working on Web images (or images for screen display
generally), this hasn't been a problem, but I can imagine that if I scale a single
megapixel up to 9, or 140, that the original image wil be looking pretty shabby, and
fixing it will be a LOT of work.
What do other people do for poster-size work?
Karl Auer ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) +41-43-2660706 (h)
http://www.biplane.com.au/~kauer/ +41- 1-6327531 (w)
Gimp-user mailing list