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    Adding a one row of pixels to a picture

    Basically, I am trying to upload a picture in a system that is very awkward as it requires an exact picture resolution. After resizing a picture, I wanted to upload, I end up short of one pixel. Is there any easy way I can just add a blank row of pixel on one side of the picture just to make it a round number? (e.g. 299x300 -> 300x300)
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    Re: Adding a one row of pixels to a picture

    Can't you just either resize the picture or resize the canvas by 1 pixel width?

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    Re: Adding a one row of pixels to a picture

    open a new drawing in mspaint, and resize the canvas to 300x300. Then, copy in the picture so that you have a 1px line. simple

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    Re: Adding a one row of pixels to a picture

    Yeah, just edit the canvas size to 300x300 in paintshop or something wouldbe best.


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    Re: Adding a one row of pixels to a picture

    Print the picture out onto a high resolution inkjet photo printer and wait until completely dry. You'll need a pencil of around 0.25mm at this point, and a magnesium alloy (very important) ruler. With your weakest hand carefully line the ruler up so it's just above the edge of the photo/picture (ruler covering image) and with the other hand take up the pencil (or a equivalent graphical design pen, but not ink based as it will react with the ink on the paper and you'll end up with incestuous bleeding) and push firmly against the side of the ruler lined up with the print, almost scoring the paper if it's not easily torn. Blow off any residue with a class 14-17 pocket rocket, and leave to set for 2 hours (or 1 hour in a fridge).

    Next you'll need a scanner - not any old scanner will do, but so long as you plan to buy from Dan the man at Scan your banners scanning will can come out fine. I suggest a PlotterMaster 1100dx. Set the resolution to 100% (or input the output resolution manually), keep the lid closed so that the greenoids don't escape and save in a location of your choice. Most PlotterMasters come with software to automatically upload to many image hosting services, so you may be able to miss the final step.

    (This guide may be updated with pictures over time, but my PlotterMaster's greenoids did escape, so I'm waiting on Dan the other man who can at Scan to get back to me on a RMA.)

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    Re: Adding a one row of pixels to a picture

    very sound advice

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    Re: Adding a one row of pixels to a picture

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    Print the picture out onto a high resolution inkjet photo printer and wait until completely dry. You'll need a pencil of around 0.25mm at this point, and a magnesium alloy (very important) ruler. With your weakest hand carefully line the ruler up so it's just above the edge of the photo/picture (ruler covering image) and with the other hand take up the pencil (or a equivalent graphical design pen, but not ink based as it will react with the ink on the paper and you'll end up with incestuous bleeding) and push firmly against the side of the ruler lined up with the print, almost scoring the paper if it's not easily torn. Blow off any residue with a class 14-17 pocket rocket, and leave to set for 2 hours (or 1 hour in a fridge).

    Next you'll need a scanner - not any old scanner will do, but so long as you plan to buy from Dan the man at Scan your banners scanning will can come out fine. I suggest a PlotterMaster 1100dx. Set the resolution to 100% (or input the output resolution manually), keep the lid closed so that the greenoids don't escape and save in a location of your choice. Most PlotterMasters come with software to automatically upload to many image hosting services, so you may be able to miss the final step.

    (This guide may be updated with pictures over time, but my PlotterMaster's greenoids did escape, so I'm waiting on Dan the other man who can at Scan to get back to me on a RMA.)
    Quite simply genius! For years I had been using cruddy 'software' to perform this task, now I know there is a 'real' way to do it I will be using this from now on.

    I assume that if i want to increase my image by 100 pixels then i just need to repeat this quick and easy process? :]

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    Re: Adding a one row of pixels to a picture

    Quote Originally Posted by DougMcDonald View Post
    Quite simply genius! For years I had been using cruddy 'software' to perform this task, now I know there is a 'real' way to do it I will be using this from now on.

    I assume that if i want to increase my image by 100 pixels then i just need to repeat this quick and easy process? :]
    No - just use a thicker pencil!
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    Re: Adding a one row of pixels to a picture

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    No - just use a thicker pencil!
    Or, use the same pencil, but scale the image down to 1% before printing.

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    Re: Adding a one row of pixels to a picture

    Quote Originally Posted by schmunk View Post
    Or, use the same pencil, but scale the image down to 1% before printing.
    Like it - a bit of lateral thinking! Great thing about PCs - so many ways of achieving the same result!
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