Thursday, 1 December 2022

How To Resize and Print My Flags Without Losing Resolution And Detail

I had a request recently on advice for resizing and printing my flags so thought I'd pass on the advice I gave to others who may find it useful. I suggest getting hold of the free Open Source Libre Office suite of programs https://www.libreoffice.org/ and using the Draw program within it, which is a vector drawing program. Drop the flags into a page in that program and you can resize them for printing without losing detail. DO NOT resize them in a bitmap program like Paint as you will reduce the number of pixels and badly affect the quality of the flags! If anyone needs further advice or help, send me a message via my Contact form (left column) and I'll do what I can to help. Or simply post a comment to this posting and I'll reploy below, as your query and the reply might help others...

8 comments:

  1. David, I also have a lot of experience resizing your flags. Happy to help when needed.

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    1. Thanks, Jon. :-) Yes, there are definitely plenty of different ways to do it!

      All the best,

      David.

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  2. In the distant past I created flags as reasonable resolution pdf files and used the scaling feature of the printer driver to reduce them for 6mm figures. For example:
    https://ncc1717.com/past-miniatures-games/epic-40k/

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    1. Thanks for the comment. Yes, that's certainly an option, though with my PNG files it may be a bit simpler to try the method I suggest above. For some people the conversion to PDF might be a bit tricky!

      All the best,

      David.

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  3. Thanks for the tip David and will bear this in mind for the future:).

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    1. :-) My pleasure, Steve. Hope it helps sometime...

      All the best,

      David.

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  4. I use Corel Draw Essential for reducing it, and it works very well, too.

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    1. Yes, thanks; any decent vector drawing program will do a good job!

      Cheers,

      David.

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