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Offline Newportnobby

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Re: 'Paint' item saved incorrectly
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2018, 09:33:33 PM »
You could have used SCARM to do it and saved the plan as a BMP  lossless picture (BMP ? not sure what the latest versions can do )

I can't see how to do that in SCARM, Malcolm, as I just wanted straight lines not trackage. The idea is to use the plan to place studs, switches etc on the control plan.


Good on the epson, so see how you get on with printing your orig jpeg and if you dare ! my PDF :)

tother way of doing it is to chop it up into A4 bits to make a composite A3 or A2 and see how much fuzz sneaks in.

The A4 print off of your pdf is pretty damned good and not too fuzzy at all. :thankyousign:

I can accept a certain amount of fuzziness as I can use 3mm pinstriping tape to cover the lines if necessary, but I'm starting to feel as if A1 might be pushing things too far and thus I may have to have more than one control panel :uneasy:

The last bit about chopping things up is just totally beyond me :dunce:

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Re: 'Paint' item saved incorrectly
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2018, 09:40:06 PM »
can use 3mm pinstriping tape to cover the lines if necessary,

The last bit about chopping things up is just totally beyond me :dunce:
I nearly suggested doing it with tape ( me being not expert in modelling ! ) but didnt dare post ! LOL!

courage mon brave, I am sure you could chop ! but if not I can probably volunteer someone here on the forum to do it for us :) :)

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Re: 'Paint' item saved incorrectly
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2018, 09:43:26 PM »
I nearly suggested doing it with tape ( me being not expert in modelling ! ) but didnt dare post ! LOL!


I'd need something to follow when laying the tape or I'm bound to make a right pig's ear of things ::)

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Re: 'Paint' item saved incorrectly
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2018, 09:43:52 PM »
To save your track plan from scarm to jpg or bitmap etc. select File  (top left) then export and choose the type from the drop down list it may also give options as to resolution I can't remember now.

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Re: 'Paint' item saved incorrectly
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2018, 09:47:59 PM »
Just checked scarm it gives option for jpg bitmap and emf files no option to change resolution.

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Re: 'Paint' item saved incorrectly
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2018, 10:12:44 PM »
I'd need something to follow when laying the tape or I'm bound to make a right pig's ear of things ::)
All becomes clear :)  :thumbsup:

Ok, fingers xx, two PDFs and with a bit of a following wind one may be the left half and the other the well guess :) so they should go side by side to make an A3 ( we might have to get into landscape vs. portrait, do you know about they,  if it all goes legs up on us. ! )

I suppose we stick with PDFs for now shall we? sort something else later praps

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Re: 'Paint' item saved incorrectly
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2018, 10:21:01 PM »
Mick I have a 3ft x 2ft slab of slate and a big 4" nail

 :D

That's as far as my computer skills get me!!

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Re: 'Paint' item saved incorrectly
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2018, 10:35:02 PM »
If your happy with the look  printed out at A4 have a look at https://rasterbator.net/  upload your image decide how many sheets of A4 you want the image to take up and download the resulting pdf which you then print out on your printer
freedom of speech is but a  fallacy.it dosnt exist here

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Re: 'Paint' item saved incorrectly
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2018, 11:09:53 PM »
If your happy with the look  printed out at A4 have a look at https://rasterbator.net/ 
Nice find ! but where is the fun
GIMP rules :)

is it just me or is that a bit of an unfortunate name ?
PS I know what rasters are, I once worked on a 405/626 converter in the days just before Beeb2 was born.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2018, 11:13:01 PM by MalcolmAL »

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Re: 'Paint' item saved incorrectly
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2018, 11:23:31 PM »
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is it just me or is that a bit of an unfortunate name
from there faq's
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The name rhymes with...
Yeah, it does. We were young non-native English speakers back then and didn't realize how obvious it is especially to native speakers. So we're stuck - and ok - with it now.
freedom of speech is but a  fallacy.it dosnt exist here

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Re: 'Paint' item saved incorrectly
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2018, 11:29:25 PM »
can use 3mm pinstriping tape to cover the lines if necessary,
I nearly suggested doing it with tape ( me being not expert in modelling ! ) but didnt dare post ! LOL!


Pinstripe gets my vote!


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Re: 'Paint' item saved incorrectly
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2018, 11:37:02 PM »
from there faq's
Thank you, pleased that it isnt just me. I dont think they are stuck with it, suggest to them a good publicity spree, with a mutual giggle on their  front page and change it to rastomiser , well it is free ? no prob


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Re: 'Paint' item saved incorrectly
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2018, 12:20:10 AM »
Is this of any help?

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Re: 'Paint' item saved incorrectly
« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2018, 12:40:47 AM »
So, assuming all went well printing and stitching those two A4s side by side to produce an A3

here is a quad of A4 to make an A2

EDIT Oh well it would have been 4 but I am not allowed :(
« Last Edit: March 16, 2018, 12:41:48 AM by MalcolmAL »

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Re: 'Paint' item saved incorrectly
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2018, 12:43:10 AM »
Is it a per post limit or today or that's my lot ?

try again :

EDIT oh good !

EDIT2 assuming the A3 and A2 went well then I may be persuaded to do an 8fold way to an A1 2morrow
but for now a glass of amber nectar calls ---  meanwhile someone might have stuffed it all into one of these other clever vector and/or rastor thingumies for you. :)
« Last Edit: March 16, 2018, 12:48:40 AM by MalcolmAL »

 

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