3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 9, 2008 7:34 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Where am I going wrong ?

    grahamdvddvd Level 1
      I have a grapth that wants to be enlarged, this is what i do:

      1. I scan the grapth on my scanner at 75 dpi.
      2. I open it up in Fireworks and click the scanned grapth/image.
      3. I crop it to get rid of unwanted area.
      4. I click image size and resize it bigger.
      5. I then click print preview and change the printer settings to A4banner ( the size is a bit longer than a normal A4)
      6. Then click print.

      I thought it would be easy ! But it prints a very small image not the re sized image ?

        • 1. Re: Where am I going wrong ?
          Level 7
          Try scanning your image/graph again at a higher res, say 300 dpi or even
          higher. Try to get your image of a size that, after cropping, you can resize
          to a smaller size

          Bear in mind FWs is a tool for modifying/creating screen graphics and is not
          ideal for print purposes.

          Peter
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          "grahamdvddvd" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          |I have a grapth that wants to be enlarged, this is what i do:
          |
          | 1. I scan the grapth on my scanner at 75 dpi.
          | 2. I open it up in Fireworks and click the scanned grapth/image.
          | 3. I crop it to get rid of unwanted area.
          | 4. I click image size and resize it bigger.
          | 5. I then click print preview and change the printer settings to A4banner
          (
          | the size is a bit longer than a normal A4)
          | 6. The click print.
          |
          | I thought it would be easy ! But it prints a very small image not the re
          sized
          | image ?
          |
          |
          |


          • 2. Re: Where am I going wrong ?
            grahamdvddvd Level 1
            I did use a higher dpi but when i printed it , it came out massive , the 75dpi scanning seemed the one that matched the original the most..thanks i will try again ..
            • 3. Re: Where am I going wrong ?
              Level 7
              Try scanning it again at 300 dpi, then import the image into FWs. With the
              image selected, go to Modify > Canvas > Image Size. Then set the Print size
              to whatever you want using Inches or Centimetres, just make sure you
              downsize rather than try to enlarge it to preserve the quality.

              Peter
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              "grahamdvddvd" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
              news:fokfsf$c0k$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              |I did use a higher dpi but when i printed it , it came out massive , the
              75dpi scanning seemed the one that matched the original the most..thanks i
              will try again ..