how to create a passepartout size in irfanview -

hello dear Suse-fans and user,

i want to crate a passepartout photo

how to create a passepartout size in irfanview -

do you have any experience?

btw: if i have to change the background. - can i do this with irfanview too!?

many thanks for any and all feedback

On Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:06:01 +0000, dilbertone wrote:

> i want to crate a passepartout photo

I’m not sure what you mean here. Can you clarify?

Jim

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I think dilbertone means this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passe-Partout_(framing)

@dilbertone: I’m no artist or photographer either, but I assume you’re wanting to scale/crop a photo to a particular size, so that it can then be framed is the right?

FWIW, I see some sites refer to concepts such as the ‘golden ratio’ and similar

http://photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?topic_id=23&msg_id=001Fxv&start=0

but I like this more intuitive guide discussing framing proportions

http://www.framemart.com.au/framing%20101/Framing101_Proportions.html

On 2015-01-17 10:06, deano ferrari wrote:
>
> @dilbertone: I’m no artist or photographer either, but I assume you’re
> wanting to scale/crop a photo to a particular size, so that it can then
> be framed is the right?

I understand scale/crop distorts or removes parts of the photo.

I think he wants to add a blank space around the photo, which later
could be filled in a plain colour or a pattern. The result is bigger and
have the exact same size as the hardware frame where the photo will be
placed.

This is easier than creating a cardboard Passe-Partout: just print the
photo with the bands, one single sheet.

I do it with gimp, creating a new blank photo with the desired final
size, then I copy inside the photo, aligned into position. Maybe there
is a better way.

Another method is insert the photo in a libre office writer document,
inside a frame of the desired size. It is actually easier.

I have no idea what “irfanview” is, though, so I can’t help with it.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” at Telcontar)

That depends on whether you preserve the aspect ratio when doing so. (Irfanview allows you you keep that.)

I think he wants to add a blank space around the photo, which later
could be filled in a plain colour or a pattern. The result is bigger and
have the exact same size as the hardware frame where the photo will be
placed.

Essentially, how I understood it too, but not necessarily bigger (could be smaller with framed borders too).

This is easier than creating a cardboard Passe-Partout: just print the
photo with the bands, one single sheet.

I guess one could, but I’m not sure that it would look as good as a ‘flat’ print with border vs frame overlay.

I have no idea what “irfanview” is, though, so I can’t help with it.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” at Telcontar)

It’s a graphics viewer/editor application (primarily aimed at photo editing).