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    Default Hey, a little help here please.

    Hi guys,
    Right now i have a passport size photo scanned into my computer.
    about 400 by 514 pixels.
    i was thinking of collating them and print it onto a 4R size photo ,
    e.g. print in harvey norman / photo shops .

    how do i do it?

    whats the canvas size i sld make in photoshop, in order not to "squeeze" or alter the size of my "passport" size photo when its printed in 4R ?


    Dont worry as these photo are not for making passports.
    i just want to have it for school work(arg, irritating) , but it have to be ard passport size.
    (so i can save bucks and add on to my budget for a better glass )

    Thanks a lot bros !
    Always a pleasant smile when we look back at our own photos.

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    Default Re: Hey, a little help here please.

    Here is how I would do it:

    1. Scan in the passport size photo using 300dpi or higher. This is to ensure the resolution is enough when printed.
    2. In PS, create a 4" x 6" canvas (which correspond to 4R size) by clicking File->New. Ensure the resolution is 300 pixels/inch (or the resolution scanned in step 1).
    3. Open the scan pic, copy, and start pasting.
    4. Flatten & save.

    That's it! Have fun.

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    Default Re: Hey, a little help here please.

    Quote Originally Posted by ziploc View Post
    Here is how I would do it:

    1. Scan in the passport size photo using 300dpi or higher. This is to ensure the resolution is enough when printed.
    2. In PS, create a 4" x 6" canvas (which correspond to 4R size) by clicking File->New. Ensure the resolution is 300 pixels/inch (or the resolution scanned in step 1).
    3. Open the scan pic, copy, and start pasting.
    4. Flatten & save.

    That's it! Have fun.
    Alright . thanks bro, i'll try it out.
    thanks .
    Always a pleasant smile when we look back at our own photos.

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    Default Re: Hey, a little help here please.

    when you create a new canvas on photoshop theres premade paper sizes and recomended DPI for each one.. choose 4'x6' which is 4r and paste away...

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    Default Re: Hey, a little help here please.

    Quote Originally Posted by HHenrYY
    Hi guys,
    Right now i have a passport size photo scanned into my computer.
    about 400 by 514 pixels.
    i was thinking of collating them and print it onto a 4R size photo ,
    e.g. print in harvey norman / photo shops .

    how do i do it?

    whats the canvas size i sld make in photoshop, in order not to "squeeze" or alter the size of my "passport" size photo when its printed in 4R ?


    Dont worry as these photo are not for making passports.
    i just want to have it for school work(arg, irritating) , but it have to be ard passport size.
    (so i can save bucks and add on to my budget for a better glass )

    Thanks a lot bros !
    I hope you're not going to print just 1x 4R consisting of a few passport-sized photos!
    That's very naughty!!
    Exploring! :)

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    Default Re: Hey, a little help here please.

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    I hope you're not going to print just 1x 4R consisting of a few passport-sized photos!
    That's very naughty!!
    haha, not so bad lah.
    wait till many many den go print all together .
    Ohhh hooo..
    its done . put ard 8 of them .
    wonder how it looks like.
    thanks all for the information.

    but,
    instead of making 4"x6" canvas ,
    i made 15cm by 10cm canvas.
    i dunno why when i make 4"x6" canvas, and paste the 411x513 px photo,
    it covers half of the 4"x6" =/

    but if i use 15cmx10cm, no problem le..
    Always a pleasant smile when we look back at our own photos.

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    Default Re: Hey, a little help here please.

    Quote Originally Posted by HHenrYY View Post
    instead of making 4"x6" canvas ,
    i made 15cm by 10cm canvas.
    i dunno why when i make 4"x6" canvas, and paste the 411x513 px photo,
    it covers half of the 4"x6" =/

    but if i use 15cmx10cm, no problem le..
    That's usually due to a resolution mismatch. Just make sure that the scanned in resolution matches the resolution of the canvas.

    Btw, if you have a color printer you can check it out by printing it before sending to the lab. I used to do the same, printing my own passport size photos for non critical use.

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    Default Re: Hey, a little help here please.

    Quote Originally Posted by HHenrYY View Post
    haha, not so bad lah.
    wait till many many den go print all together .
    Ohhh hooo..
    its done . put ard 8 of them .
    wonder how it looks like.
    thanks all for the information.

    but,
    instead of making 4"x6" canvas ,
    i made 15cm by 10cm canvas.
    i dunno why when i make 4"x6" canvas, and paste the 411x513 px photo,
    it covers half of the 4"x6" =/

    but if i use 15cmx10cm, no problem le..
    Something to do with your resolution (DPI or PPI)
    For example, 4" x 6" at 200 DPI is 800 x 1200, so your 411 x 513 photo would cover approximately half the height and half the width, making it 1/4 of the canvas.

    If you set it to 100DPI, it's only 400 x 600 pixels.
    Exploring! :)

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