I need advise RE: Scenic Divider

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Kim Paynter, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. Kim Paynter

    Kim Paynter New Member

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    Can Anyone sugest a program I could download (for free of course) that will allow me to stretch a picture to make it long enough to use as a 5 foot scenic divider?

    Thanks
  2. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

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    Hmmm...
    That's a tall order...
    give me a bit I might know, or know somone that knows more exactly.
  3. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    Is the scenery you want to use near your home? I'm asking, because the easiest way might be to go to the location for the picture and take a series of pictures to make up a panorama. If done digitally, you could probably have them photoshopped together to make one long picture. I just thought of something else. Do you have a professional camera shop nearby? If you do, they might be able to do some special processing for you to make your picture into a backdrop.
  4. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Kim,

    You can take most any photo editing program and stretch a photo, but I would think that five foot is beyond their scope. Besides, if you could, it would be so pixilated that there would be no detail unless the picture was taken at a very high resolution. As Russ suggests, you might have to take several pictures and stitch them together.

    One question, how are you going to print the picture?
  5. jkristia

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    I'm not sure 5 foot is possible from a single picture. To have a decent looking print you need at least 150dpi, so a 5x2 would be at least = 9000x3600, so as already suggested you should probably take several photos and stitch them together. A hint when taking panoramas (some one told me, I didn't think of it myself) is to take the pictures vertical, yes it requires more pictures to cover the same width, but once stitched together, you will have a higher resolution panorama, which you will need if you are going to print your own background.

    I have another question, where can you take an image like this and have it printed in 1x5, Kinko maybe ?

    (edit) I just noticed Ezday asked the same question :)

    Jesper
  6. shortliner

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    Kim - it ain't free (tho' the price at $16 shouldn't put you off) but this might do what you want - I reckon the pixellation will be hellacious though. I've used it to make multi photo stretches though.
    http://www.cadkas.de/downengprint.htm
    Shortliner(Jack)away up here in the Highlands