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« Reply #30 on: December 29, 2010, 12:12:49 PM »

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It seems that this time they are all in one page, but they are behind each other. If I change the size of background image in full screen mode, you can see this. For some reason the background image is number four in the queue of five. I would expect it to be first.

Ok that is a different problem, easily resolved.  You are able to get the images on one page.
So let's add a step.
Starting from the point where you dragged your first smaller image on top of the background image, and you dont see it, go to the Full Page Editor screen.
See screen snaps.
See the small image outlined beneath,
See small image now on top,
You should see the selected small image's outline beneath the main image.
Right click on it, and select MOVE to FRONT.
Click DONE.

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« Reply #31 on: December 29, 2010, 01:45:07 PM »

Fred, I seems to have started what is looking like a record thread, with the number of pages and viewers.
Thank you for your help as well as to Rayw and Terrym for your input.
I have it working mostly ok  I get the odd funney result but the repeated application of the little red f seems to fix it.
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« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2010, 01:55:19 PM »

That made it, thanks. (It seems that you can do the same in the queue, right click and move up/down).

There seem to be an odd logic how Qimage add the images to the queue.

I made extra borders in Photoshop (red in the attachment image). They are 3 mm and the green and blue are 7 mm (Qimage) giving a total 10 mm border (3 mm margin in the Epson driver). Now you can cut the sheet three times giving 4 photos with even borders in each.

I find this quite tedious. Nearly the same you can do in Adobe Brigde (output to pdf, tweaking the 6 borders/margins there).

Hopefully we can see separate margins in Qimage someday!

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« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2010, 01:57:13 PM »

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Fred, I seems to have started what is looking like a record thread, with the number of pages and viewers.
Thank you for your help as well as to Rayw and Terrym for your input.
I have it working mostly ok  I get the odd funney result but the repeated application of the little red f seems to fix it.
Alistair

Actually, the multi postings demonstrate interest in the topic, and others who wanted to do similar things too.
So certainly not a burden for anyone.
I also know that RayW, and Terry enjoy helping when they can.
Another bonus is the way three people can solve the same puzzle in three different ways. That's why I suggested a scan of a white paper.
That was a  different way to make a white image.

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« Reply #34 on: December 29, 2010, 03:18:22 PM »

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Fred, I seems to have started what is looking like a record thread, with the number of pages and viewers.

Alistair

Actually, the multi postings demonstrate interest in the topic, and others who wanted to do similar things too.

Fred

Actually, the "record" Qimage thread is also about borders: http://ddisoftware.com/tech/qimage/border-setup/

I remember reading it, but completely overlooked the "white image" solution, perhaps because I wasn't all that interested in multiple borders.  But this method would be just as handy for laying an image on a decorative background.

Great thread.
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« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2010, 08:32:24 AM »

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Actually, the multi postings demonstrate interest in the topic, and others who wanted to do similar things too.

No wonder. Borders is one of the main reasons for me to use Qimage.

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« Reply #36 on: December 30, 2010, 07:48:12 PM »

I haven't been following all the latest but just looking at your screen shot I think I see what you are trying to do.  Starting from that screen shot, I see you have the small image in the lower left selected right now.  To select the big (background) image, click in the very middle of the page or another area of that big image that doesn't have another image over/under it.  You should see the blue selection on the big/white image at that point.  Then just right click and select the "Fit to Page" new size.  That white image will then cover the entire (printable area of the) page.  Then right click again and select "Send to Back".  That will put that big image behind the other four.  Then you can select the other four and move them wherever you want.  Just be aware that when you click to select: Qimage will toggle selecting the image on top/bottom if you click on an area where two prints are on top of one another.

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« Reply #37 on: December 31, 2010, 08:48:09 AM »

Actually there are two separate issues in this thread. First I thought that the original issue and the solution to that would solve my problem with unequal borders, but the solution is too tedious.

Here is my problem from another thread: http://ddisoftware.com/tech/qimage/unequal-borders-again/

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« Reply #38 on: December 31, 2010, 03:53:03 PM »

Actually there are two separate issues in this thread. First I thought that the original issue and the solution to that would solve my problem with unequal borders, but the solution is too tedious.

Here is my problem from another thread: http://ddisoftware.com/tech/qimage/unequal-borders-again/

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Looks pretty simple to me.  In that diagram, you didn't specify any colors but it looks like you have two potential border colors going on: the one that would be showing where the 3's are and another border where the 7's and 10's are.  What I'd do in this case is create an image with the color you want for the outer border (where the 3's show) and a second image for the inner border (where the 7's and 10's show).  Take the outer border and size it to the dimensions shown in your diagram.  Then take the inner border and size it 6mm smaller in both dimensions and place it on top of the outer border, centered.  Now you have your two borders.  Now just drag two templates that are the size you want and place the top template 10mm from the top and the bottom 10mm from the bottom.  Then save that as a layout and you can open that layout and use it any time you like and fill those two templates with whatever images you like.

I created this layout in a few minutes (see attached).  Only hitch I had was that it was difficult to select the templates in the full page editor because there were three images on top of one another.  To make it simpler, you could do the same thing by just specifying a page background color for your outer border and then just use one additional image for the other color.  That leaves only two images on top of each other and makes the toggle-to-select feature in the full page editor work better.

Long story short: I created the attached, saved it as a layout, and now I can load this layout any time I like using "Custom" size and then layout... and I can just add images and they fill the templates.

Mike
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