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04-08-2009, 10:40 PM
Evening guys. First time poster, hope you can help.

I have two MS Paint files, JPEGs saved to my desktop that are designs for flags. I am looking to increase the size of the image from whatever they are saved to on my desktop, to the size of the flag.

Flag 1.
411 x 514, i am wanting this enlarging to fit a 48" x 40" flag

Flag 2.
600 x 600, i am wanting this enlarging to fit approx 10ft x 10ft flag. Large i know

Can anybody please advise me the best way to do this.

A friend of mine did one for me before, and it was basically a number of A4 pieces of paper taped together to make the larger image required, but i haven't got a clue how to do this.

Any (quick) advice is immensly appreciated.

Cheers guys


Plastic Nev
04-08-2009, 11:43 PM
Hi and welcome to Free PC help.
A lot depends now on the quality and size in KB of these originals as to the final result you will get. Also do you have any photo handling programs?

The risk is that to enlarge to the sizes you are looking for, although fairly easy, if they are not very big file sizes in KB they will be very pixelated.

The trick is to take a small section of each photo or JPG, make a note of the dimensions as you will need to do that a lot of times, then use the enlarging or magnifier part of the program (If you have one) to bring it up to A4 size.

This does depend on what programs you already have. I can give some recommendations for free programs if you have non at all.

05-08-2009, 02:08 AM
What you need is a vector image as this will resize. A bitmap is made up of dots so if you enlarge it its shows the dots a vector image is a command to draw a line so this is scalable. this site explains about the image types
About Bitmap Images - Two Types of Graphics - Vector and Bitmap (http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/aboutgraphics/a/bitmapvector.htm)

and you can convert it on the web via http://vectormagic.com/home if you dont have any software to do it