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Looking For A Good Print Shop Program


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#1 Bamamcall

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 11:13 PM

I just bought a scanner and am looking to do some graphics and such with it. I just need a basic print shop and something to resize my scans to post on the internet. Also to make some ads for my business. I know Adobe is a good Photshop but can't afford it. Free is what I am looking for or something cheap. Someone told me about J print, is that good?

What I's wanting to do

1. Scan my stuff and resize it without losing resolution
2. Make print ads or web ads for my business.
3. Maybe business cards also. (The cards I have seen done at home don't look that good, maybe I am missing something.

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 08:19 AM

There's a list of free photo editing programs HERE. I haven't used any of them as I use photoshop myself, but I hear that Gimp has rave reviews!

As for your making business cards at home, most commonly people don't use a nice heavy stock paper (really thick paper), and use the regualr paper that's rather flimsy. A heavier stock paper with a low dot gain will help to keep a business card looking good. Also, print business cards in the highest quality your printer will allow. This will help to keep the images/text on the cards looking crisp.

Hope it helps! :thumbsup:
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Posted 31 December 2006 - 11:13 PM

Which file do I download for Gimp. It takes me to a FTP site and there are several files. Which one is it?

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 02:02 AM

Which file do I download for Gimp. It takes me to a FTP site and there are several files. Which one is it?



Let me get someone who is more familiar with Gimp than myself..... :thumbsup:
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Posted 01 January 2007 - 02:15 AM

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 02:55 AM

I have it Stevie.
You can download GIMP here. Read this page before downloading and installing GIMP. Depending on the version of Windows you may have to install additional software. The GTK+ 2 Runtime Environment from Microsoft. There are two version so take care.
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Posted 03 January 2007 - 07:18 AM

I have it Stevie.
You can download GIMP here. Read this page before downloading and installing GIMP. Depending on the version of Windows you may have to install additional software. The GTK+ 2 Runtime Environment from Microsoft. There are two version so take care.
It is a great program. Have fun.


Thanks acklan! I had PM'd tg1911, as I know that he's quite familiar with Gimp....but he must be on a holiday break! (who authorized that?????) :flowers:

I appreciate the help acklan! :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 02:29 AM

Thanks for all the help. Is there a thread on Gimp somewhere on here to look thru? I will try and find it also.

Thanks again!

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 07:18 AM

There's a great tutorial HERE written by tg1911. While it seems long (and it'll take you a while to do at first), once you do it a few times, you'll have it down pat! While this tutorial only covers resizing an animated .gif, it'll also help you to become a little more acsustom to the program itself.

Of course, if you need help with .gif, just post in the approriate forum(s) and I'm sure that some one will help you out. :thumbsup:
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Posted 07 January 2007 - 09:31 PM

I had PM'd tg1911, as I know that he's quite familiar with Gimp....but he must be on a holiday break! (who authorized that?????) :thumbsup:

Yeah, if you can call the flu a holiday.
I'd also like to find out who authorized that. :flowers:


Thanks for all the help. Is there a thread on Gimp somewhere on here to look thru? I will try and find it also.

Thanks again!

There's not a specific thread on Gimp here, but a search might turn up a few.
Here's some GIMP resources you might find useful:
GIMP Talk
GIMP Tutorials at gimp.org
GIMP Tutorials at pixel2life
GIMP User Group (GUG)
Grokking the GIMP
GIMP User Manual
Simple Animations
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Posted 14 April 2007 - 08:34 PM

I need something I can make handbills with or ads on a sheet of paper. i used to use MS Publisher to do this but it doesn't work on my newer CPU. Gimp is very confusing and can't get the hang of it. I want to make ads like you see stapled to a telephone pole. Any suggestions?

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 08:54 PM

If you just want basic text, and maybe a couple of images, give IrfanView a try.
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Posted 14 April 2007 - 09:26 PM

If you don't like GIMP,

you probably won't like Paint.Net.

but I'll suggest it anyway.


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Posted 14 April 2007 - 09:28 PM

I want to make a handbill with some clip art. It is to sell a service. That is more like a photoediting programs. I want something with a handbill template so I can make ads. The may say:

Drink The KoolAid
Free Cars wash with every fillup.
See inside for details.

Maybe put a border around it and some clipart.

Somebody told me about J Print or something like that but I can't find it.

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 09:32 PM

I'm sure I would like Gimp if I understood it. I can't get past reopening the big layer window that i shut down by accident.




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