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how to increase pixels/create printable graphic?

Oct 10, 2012, 00:48
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how to increase pixels/create printable graphic?
The attached graphic, which came from a book on archive.org was originally 520 x 721 pixels.
The same graphic was enhanced and increased to 1185 x 1600 pixels (the other attachment).
It's clear and bright, and hasn't lost any detail.
Can anyone tell me how this is done?


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Oct 10, 2012, 08:45
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RE: how to increase pixels/create printable graphic?
There are all sorts of ways of doing this but to get you started, this little video
http://youtu.be/GPf1ewWanO4
I have not tried to reproduce the changes exactly, never seen the point of that but it is close.

I have used an extra plugin called G'mic, you can get it here.
http://gmic.sourceforge.net/gimp.shtml
It is a good plugin to have as a resource.
One thing to beware of, whether you get the installer or the zip (depends on Win OS) do not put this file in your plugins folder. Either run the installer or unpack the zip and put the contents of the zip in the plugins folder.

One caveat, every image is different, what works with one, will screw-up the next, best way for a beginner is to dive in and experiment.

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Oct 10, 2012, 14:52
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RE: how to increase pixels/create printable graphic?
Amazing and beautiful! Thank you for taking the time to make the lovely, special video (I didn't know such things were possible). What a delightful, and very helpful, surprise! Thank you, thank you.
And thank you for the warning about putting the contents of G'mic in the plugins folder. Is there a special/separate plugins folder for gimp or is it something i need to create?
THANKS!
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Oct 10, 2012, 15:22 (This post was last modified: Oct 10, 2012 15:43 by rich2005.)
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RE: how to increase pixels/create printable graphic?
Quote:.. thank you for the warning about putting the contents of G'mic in the plugins folder. Is there a special/separate plugins folder for gimp or is it something i need to create?

No special folder is needed, it sometimes crops up that people put the G'mic installer 'gmic_gimp_win32.exe' into their plug-ins folder which causes no end of problems. If you use this just run it once from ... probably your downloads folder...

Your local plugin folder will be either
for Windows Vista/7)
C:\Users\"yourname"\.gimp-2.8\plug-ins
or
for Windows XP
C:\Documents and Settings\"yourname"\.gimp-2.8\plug-ins

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Oct 10, 2012, 16:08
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RE: how to increase pixels/create printable graphic?
Oh boy! Now i'm confounded - I've obviously never done this before: I downloaded g'mic, opened the file. At the top is the yellow folder which opens to "curl". Under the yellow folder is a list. At the top is gmic_gimp. I suspect that's what i should extract to my plug-ins folder. Correct? (If so, should I click it first to 'enliven' it?) ?? [It's not a zip file. My os is 64 bits.]
Thank you for your patience in taking me through these baby steps!
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Oct 10, 2012, 17:55
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RE: how to increase pixels/create printable graphic?
Oh Dear
Since you are using 64 bit, I am assuming Windows 7 - is that correct?

Next stumbling block, I don't have a 64 bit OS, I normally use linux but it should be straight forward. Some Win7 screenshots follow.

Since you have a 64 bit OS, download the 64 bit zip file, should be this one
http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gmic/gm..._win64.zip

Next, depending on where it downloads to, click on it to open the zip.
It shows as a folder, click on the folder to open that and you should see all the files you need to put in your gimp plug-ins folder

something like this http://i.imgur.com/zxm9k.jpg

Next you have to copy these to your plug-ins folder
something like this http://i.imgur.com/R7Ymw.jpg

All being well, when you start gimp up G'mic will be available in the filters menu (but greyed-out until an image is open)

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Oct 10, 2012, 22:37
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RE: how to increase pixels/create printable graphic?
Uuuffff! I had already downloaded that (64 bit) g'mic, so then I followed your wonderful charts and moved the 7 items indicated into my gimp plugins folder: opened gimp, clicked Filters down to G'MIC.. It was gray, not black, and wouldn't respond. A note flew up saying press f1 for help, but alas, a screen popped up saying EEk this help file is missing. To all this i say Double Eeek!
I guess the thing isn't all that straight-forward.
I love your fastidious & beautiful help-work.
Can you see/imagine/figure out what I'm going wrong?
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Oct 11, 2012, 04:34
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RE: how to increase pixels/create printable graphic?
Rich - I got it! Ding dong, ding dong! It finally hit me that you said it needed an image to be available. Ha! It only took a few hours for it to sink in. And lo & behold it works!
Sorry for the slowness of my mental processes.
THANKS!
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