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« on: December 23, 2010, 06:50:15 PM »

I can see how to add borders inside or outside of the image border size but how do you or can you add borders to the page edge or divide a page with borders that are not image related?
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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2010, 07:00:05 PM »

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I can see how to add borders inside or outside of the image border size but how do you or can you add borders to the page edge or divide a page with borders that are not image related?

Please explain a little better what you are trying to achieve.
Give page size, and print sizes and your aim.

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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2010, 12:23:07 PM »

Fred as I said, apart from the borders that can be put around a image, if you want for example to place three images on a page each with their own border that I can see how to do but if you then want a black [for example] border around the page or create a fine art
layout with a borders can you achieve that or not?
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2010, 01:19:01 PM »

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I can see how to do but if you then want a black [for example] border around the page or create a fine art
layout with a borders can you achieve that or not?
Alistair

Black around the perimeter, and a different border around the print(s) inside the page.
I guess that's what you want.
PS You can even select the page color. Make the whole page (where there is no other print ) a background color as if you printed on colored paper.

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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2010, 07:02:06 PM »

How?
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« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2010, 01:58:41 PM »

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How?

See screen snaps.

If what you see in the screen snap attached is what you want, then the steps below should work fine.

First step is the secret ingredient.

1) Scan a blank sheet of white paper, 8.5 x 11. Save as a JPG
2) Open that in Qimage using a black border (or any color) and set it for FIT TO PAGE.
3) Now you have a white print with your border as the background.  Right click on the preview panel with the white page, and click DESELECT
We do that so our next size selection will not change the FIT TO PAGE size of the background.
4) Click the little red "F" and say OK to tun on Freehand mode.
5) Select your new size and border color for the top prints and *DRAG* your smaller images on  to the white image.

I'll stop here and see how you doing.

Merry Xmas
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« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2010, 09:44:32 PM »

Fred, Merry Christmas to you and thank you for trying to help. I a must be blind or stupid or both but I though I knew how to add a border to a image however I can see how to change the size but I can't see any border around the image and where do you change the colour?
if however I use the add crop marks option those I see on the page.
your description is fine but I can't see the border
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« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2010, 10:36:35 AM »

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your description is fine but I can't see the border

Merry Xmas and Happy new year!!

It sounds like you are making a border but the color (default) is white, and you just can't see it.

Which version of Qimage are you running.?

At this point, let me say the add borders and select the border colors controls are located together with the select the print size; Print Properties box.

Screen snaps attached, show the print properties box from Qimage Ultimate and also for Qimage Studio.


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« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2010, 03:54:27 PM »

Fred, I give up I can see now how to change border colour by clicking on the colour box but no matter which colour I pick or what size I enter nothing happens to the image border .
attached screen shot created by following your steps the only outline I get is a blue box to indicate what is selected.
running pro edition unregisterd demo version is that what is causing the problem?
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« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2010, 03:56:46 PM »

image attached that is bigger so you can see the settings
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« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2010, 04:39:01 PM »

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only outline I get is a blue box to indicate what is selected.
You need to think about the dimensions you are using:
a 3x5 image with a 5" border using the 'B' setting!! It's an impossible setting.  Shocked
Try using 0.5" and you'll see the border.
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« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2010, 07:53:14 PM »

ah well I had set the preferences to metric and had not realised it was set back to imperial that explains that
thank you both
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« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2010, 04:37:45 PM »

Backspacing  a bit to Fred's item re scanning a piece of paper to get a white image. There may be no need to do this. Simply copy an existing image in qi and open it in the image editor. Select the levels tab, make sure it's rgb histogram, then set the highlights to 255, mid to 255, and shadows to 0. The image should then be white (S to 255 for black). If you save it, with the filter, you can also adjust to get a few different background colours like red, green, cyan, by selecting the red/green/blue histograms, and playing with the sliders. If you then set the crop correctly, and select 'fit to page', you can get it to fit any size piece of paper, and apply image borders as required.

If you choose a suitable image, applying the same principles, but with less drastic H/M/S settings, you can generate nicely textured backgrounds, instead of plain colours.

hth.

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Ray
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« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2010, 04:54:50 PM »

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Backspacing  a bit to Fred's item re scanning a piece of paper to get a white image. There may be no need to do this. Simply copy an existing image in qi and open it in the image editor. Select the levels tab, make sure it's rgb histogram, then set the highlights to 255, mid to 255, and shadows to 0. The image should then be white (S to 255 for black). If you save it, with the filter, you can also adjust to get a few different background colours like red, green, cyan, by selecting the red/green/blue histograms, and playing with the sliders. If you then set the crop correctly, and select 'fit to page', you can get it to fit any size piece of paper, and apply image borders as required.

If you choose a suitable image, applying the same principles, but with less drastic H/M/S settings, you can generate nicely textured backgrounds, instead of plain colours.

Ray,
Following your instructions, I cannot do anything like blank white in Levels.  The M setting is gamma and only goes to 6.00 anyway.
Maybe you meant curves.?
On the other hand, using curves, all I need do is drag the lower left end of the diagonal from bottom to top, and I have in zero, and out 255.
Now I have a white image.
I just thought that was a little too difficult to try to explain, and a scan of white paper would show a logical step.
If I set  H to 1, then I can get white in Levels.

Fred
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« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2010, 05:30:46 PM »

Hi Fred,

In qistudio you can type in values as well as using the H/M/S sliders.

Am I showing my grandmother how to suck eggs? Wink

Best wishes,

Ray
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