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73 mm wide when printing out.

Hello,

I need an image to be placed on a page so that when its printed out, it is exactly 73 mm long. I'm using Photoshop CS2 and Dreamweaver MX.

Bob
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Lobo042399Commented:
Hi Bob,

When crerating your image in Photoshop change your Ruler units to Millimeters. To do that simply right-click anywhere in either the horizontal or vertical rule and select Millimeters from the interactive menu. If your Rulers are not visible hit Ctrl-R to display them.

Now, if you'r placing that image in a web page, there's no way to control the exact size it will be displayed in all monitors. That is relative to size and resolution of the monitor in the machine viewing the page. The image will look physically larger in a 21" monitor than in a 15" one at the same resolution both.

Good Vibes!

Lobo
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weikelbobAuthor Commented:
Hi Lobo,

I need to place the image onto a website. Then the customer will need to print out the page, cut out the image, and it should be 73mm in length once they've cut it out.

Bob
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Lobo042399Commented:
Hi weikel,

Okay, that's a bit easier. What I would do to ensure the right size when printing is create the image with the proper width at 300ppi in Photoshop. Once you're done there, save it as a PSD or TIFF and embed it into a PDF page. You can download the tryout version of Acrobat 7 from:

http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobatpro/tryout.html

You don't need to place the PDF in a HTML wrapper. Simply upload it and your client should be able to view it online, download it, and print it, and the size of the image will be right.

Good Vibes!

Lobo
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weikelbobAuthor Commented:
Is there another route we can take, perhaps somehing in Macromedia Studio MX (with Freehand included)
What options do we have?

Bob
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Lobo042399Commented:
Hi Bob,

You could save the image as a PNG, but you'd have to instruct your client to save it to disk and open it in Freehand to print it. Browsers are not designed for printing purposes, so doing it as HTML of any kind won't work. The problem is not creating the image, the problem is how to open it and print it at the right size/resolution. In theory, we could create the image in pretty much any format, including Freehand. How it prints will depend on what your client has in their machine. That's why I suggested Acrobat, since the Acrobar Reader is present in most machines regardless of the browser they use and the PDF format allows for  accurate reproduction of images for print.
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weikelbobAuthor Commented:
Got it Lobo, I just saved from photoshop to pdf, then opened it up in Acrobat and printed. I should be able to make it work for my clients as well.

I'll leave this open for any comments before I close the question.

Bob
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Lobo042399Commented:
Sure, no problem.
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weikelbobAuthor Commented:
Actually, I think you have got me going, Lobo,

Thanks,

Bob
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Lobo042399Commented:
Thank you, Bob. I'm glad to be of help.

Good Vibes!

Lobo
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