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Email photos- wrong size at recievers end

Email photos- wrong size at recievers end

Email photos- wrong size at recievers end

I am using PSP 7.02. When I email photos, the receiver tells me that they are two big to print on A4. I am not sure about this resize thing, any tips. Also how do I use "clone brush" to paint out unneeded objects in good photos.I have heard people speaking about it, sounds very useful

RE: Email photos- wrong size at recievers end

Hi maborouk  

It's not necessary to resize the photo ... and best avoided if possible as resizing can lose some of the clarity and definition.  

Only small graphics attached to emails print out ok via the email.  Your recipients will need to open the file in a graphics program.  Assuming they have PSP, all they have to do is to go to File/Print Preview and if the photo doesn't fit, click on the Page Setup and use "fit to page".  They'll need to be sure the paper size is set for A4.

If they don't have PSP, locating Page Setup (usually File/Page Setup) in their graphics program should give them the options for changing the print size.

The clone brush is used like the paint brush, but instead of painting a colour it "paints" a clone.  Say for example you have a photo of Uncle Fred and Aunty Freda you can "paint" Uncle Fred over Aunty Freda, giving you two Uncle Freds instead.  

To use the clone brush you have to first select what you are going to clone.  You do this by right clicking on the part of your graphic that you want to copy.  You'll get a bleep when you do this.  Then you move your cursor to where you want to put the clone and start "painting".  As you paint you'll see a cross moving over the part of the graphic you are copying from.

Hope you can follow this, graphics are easier to draw than explain!  Probably you'll find the best help is to give it a try and see what happens. Call back if you need more help.

Good luck and have fun!



RE: Email photos- wrong size at recievers end

Thanks LittleRedHat, I understand the first part.However when I right click on a photo in PSP I do not get a bleep and secondly all the comes up when I right click is Cut or Copy of the menu, can you help with clone brush?

RE: Email photos- wrong size at recievers end

It sounds as if the clone brush might not have selected when you clicked on it.  

It's also worth checking that your graphic is set to 16 million colors (24 bit) as the clone brush doesn't work at 256 colours.  You should be able to see what the colour depth is on the right of the status bar at the bottom of your screen.  [If you don't see it there, go to Views/Toolbars and check the Status Bar box.] Use colours/increase colour depth if you need to change the number of colours.  

Then select the clone brush (the double brush icon) and try the right click.

If this doesn't solve the problem, please give me another call and I'll have a further think.


RE: Email photos- wrong size at recievers end

Thanks LRH, I got thr CB working, once I clicked on it, then right clicked, after checking 16 million colours.
I have a very important old photo in black and white which I have scanned in. It has rips and folds visible, any tips to get in looking good, can you enlarge while you are CBing etc,to get better control on the specific area?

RE: Email photos- wrong size at recievers end

Glad you've got going with the clone brush.

I'm a bit tied up at the moment, so just a quick reply I'm afraid ...

You can use the zoom to enlarge whilst cloning ... select the magnifying glass and (L) click to zoom in, (R) click to zoom back out.

You might be able to resolve some of the problems using the Effects/Enhance Photo options.  You'll need to be set at either 16 million colours or Grey Scale (Colours/Grey Scale)to use them.  Each has their own Help file, which should give you a starter for 10 on how to use them.  

If you're using the clone brush, (R) click as close to the rips and folds as possible ... this way the colour you pick up should be a reasonably close match.  

You might find the Soften and Smudge option in the Retouch Tool(hand with pointing finger icon)useful for blending.  Again the Help files should give you some ideas on using.  You'll need to experiment with different settings to find which works best for your graphic.

Hope this is enough to get you up and running.  As always come back if you're stuck.

Good Luck!

RE: Email photos- wrong size at recievers end

Another two cents' worth on cloning:
1. Zooming in is a very good idea for small scratches, wrinkles, etc.

2. Click the clone brush icon and then go to the Tools Options dialog (if the rollup bar for the Tools Option dialog box is not displayed, press the "O" key (the letter "O", not the zero key) to display the rollup bar. When you move to the bar, the dialog box "rolls down." You can then "stick" the box by clicking the down arrow button at the top right of the menu bar. This button changes to an up arrow so you can "roll up" the dialog box later. (You can move this dialog to any convenient place on your screen.)

3. On the first tab on the dialog, check your brush size and shape, the opacity level, the density, and the hardness. (a) Depending on the size of the area you need to fix, you may need to adjust the brush size. There are also several brush shapes available. Choose the one that suits the type of area you're painting over. (b) The opacity level determines if the clone selection area completely covers the area you want to paint (100%) or allows some transparency (< 100%) so that some of the original area is visible under the "paint." (c) The density level determines how many pixels in the clone selection will be picked up by the brush. (d) The hardness level detemines how sharp or soft the picked up pixels will be. (e) You can also check the Build up Brush box. With this box checked, each stroke or pass over the area being painted applies more of the data in the clone source. For example, if you have a low opacity (e.g., 30%) and density (e.g., 40%), and then move the mouse back and forth over the same area to be painted, with Build up Brush unchecked, the painted area does not get any more opaque or dense. With Build up Brush checked, the painted area gets more opaque and dense each time you move the brush over the same area being painted (without releasing the mouse in either case). Experiment with these options and watch the character, shape and dimensions of the brush change.

4. Click the second tab to determine the alignment mode. (a) If you want the clone source to stay the same relative to your cursor when you're painting, select Aligned mode. That is, you'll see the cross-hair denoting the source move relative to the brush when you're painting. When you release the mouse and begin painting another stroke, the source cross-hair stays in the same relative position to the brush. (b) If you select Unaligned, the source cross-hair stays relative to the brush only until you release the mouse. Then the cross-hair returns to the original source selection area. If you continue to paint, the cross-hair paints from the original source selection and stays relative to the brush until you release the mouse again. (c) If you check the Sample Merged checkbox, the clone brush picks up the data from all layers in the source selection. With this box unchecked, the clone brush selects data only from the current layer.

5. Click the third tab to select how the brush is displayed while you're painting. For cloning, I usually check both the show precise cursors and show brush outlines boxes. I like to see the shape of the brush (and the area it's covering) when I'm painting with the clone brush.

OK. Maybe that was more than two cents' worth, but I really love PSP7's clone feature, much better than similar features on other graphics products we won't mention here...

BTW, I just got my $10 PSP 10th anniversary pack, and I'm soooo glad Jasc recognizes the value of Mike's tutorials. More power (PSPPower, that is) to you, Mikey!

Ola kakou aloha,

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