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#1 kickstan

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 09:21 PM

Can anyone tell me if they know of a way to take a single photo and use a software program to divide it up into say...12 equal sections so I can print out 12 5"X7" pictures and use them to create a wall montage of a single picture (each one being framed with a small frame)
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 03:45 AM

I suppose you could do it by using the crop tool, but it would be difficult to get the correct crop on subsequent images. An idea would be to use something like Microsoft Paint which comes with Windows and draw thin black lined divisions on the original picture to divide it into twelve sections then import the lined image into your photoprocessing software and use these lined out sections as your cropping guide, then work on each individually. Hopefully somebody out there knows of a better method though. Dave Whiteley
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 09:40 AM

Hey Stan, I've never tried but autocad (or autocad lite) may do the trick. Or perhaps Microsoft Visio? Import the shot, add the lines like Dave suggested and blow up the image to get the size you want. Select each section to a new page/photo size. Print like you are going to mount several pages together to get the large image. Or print the original shot in poster size and cut into the sizes you desire, although you may have resolution issues this way.
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 09:44 AM

Considering how cheap large prints are at places like costco, I'd just make a large print and cut it up..
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 09:51 AM

PS and PSE allows you to set the crop so you can set the crop factor. The other thing is that you can set up a grid to be 5x7 squares (rectangles). So if you want 12 sections, lets assume portrait orientation. That means you may want 4 columns, and three rows. So you will need for 4; 5" sections going along the top (20" wide) and 3; 7" sections going down (21" length) use the guilds and the crop and cut out you images. That is one way off the top of my head. Does that make sense? So; Decide orientation, decide how many sections and then resize the image and use grids and crop setting to make the images. There might be an easier way or more automated way in PS or PSE. Check the books, I think there maybe a function in PSE.

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 05:03 PM

Yes there is you can use a program called rasterbator. I know strange name but it does exactly what you are asking. http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/
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Posted 21 December 2009 - 07:05 PM

Check out www.atncentral.com (lots of free, downloadable actions for Photoshop and PS Elements). Look for the one called "Pano's Big Picture": http://www.atncentral.com/frames.htm J
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Posted 21 December 2009 - 09:25 PM

Check out www.atncentral.com (lots of free, downloadable actions for Photoshop and PS Elements). Look for the one called "Pano's Big Picture":

http://www.atncentral.com/frames.htm

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Thanks for the link Jon, I'll try it out. The wife thinks it would make a neat wall art to take a landscape photo and have it cut into multiple sections and framed, hang close together so it would look like individual photos and when viewed at a distance, the overall image would appear as a single pic.
That's what I was looking for , actually the action called Fracture will fit nicely, thanks ever so much Jon!

Edited by kickstan, 21 December 2009 - 09:42 PM.

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 09:54 AM

This is a great link Jon, thanks for sharing it. Happy Holiday's.
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