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My pages are to big
slackmaster at 8:19PM, Nov. 8, 2009
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How can i shrink the pages on my book?

I am new to up loading pages on here AND so idk how.

Any info would help thanks.

i suck at spelling. if any inking invise please late me know.
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stinger9 at 6:06AM, Nov. 9, 2009
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Are you scanning them in? If you are then check how many DPI it is scanning at (It's normally under resolution in the scanner's options). If it says 300 then change it to 72 and try it again. If you have any image editing software you can normally use that to change it as well.
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mattchee at 11:24AM, Nov. 9, 2009
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Holy moley! That's huge!

I threw it in Photoshop and its an 8.5 x 11 page at 300dpi, which is 2550 pixels (wide) by 3300 pixels (high).

I would use your image editing software of choice and adjust this down to somewhere in the realm of 650 pixels wide (with constrained proportions for the height). Its a good habit to have the DPI set to 72 for anything you intend to display on the web, but 650 pixels wide is 650 pixels wide, no matter the DPI.

I don't know what program you're using, but for instance, you can do this in Photoshop by going on the top menu bar IMAGE>IMAGE SIZE and it will open up a window to make this adjustment. Make sure that “scale styles,” “constrain proportions,” and “resample image” (bicubic downsampling is fine) are checked on the bottom. FIRST enter the DPI in the appropriate field. This will automatically drop the numbers in the height and width boxes (adjusting to a pixel resolution for 8.5“ x 11” at 72 dpi). This may be fine for you needs, and you can click OK, or if you want to get the width at a specific size (like my mentioned 650) you can now type that into the width field and then click OK. Voila, your image is resized. I would recommend saving the file with a different name than the original, so you can keep your original in cause you need a larger size later.

Other programs are likely similar.

That said, Why is it so blurry? Any idea?


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slackmaster at 9:57AM, Nov. 11, 2009
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Thanks.

AND the only program i am using is comic life to word it. OTher then that i am just scanning it in.

I hope i dont have to rescan it COZ then i would have to scan 23 pages in again AND word them again

IF so then that will suck.

Any way thanks for you help.

i suck at spelling. if any inking invise please late me know.
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stinger9 at 11:19AM, Nov. 11, 2009
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I used to use Comic Life for my first few pages. Isn't it possible to resize the scanned images in that to fit the dimensions you want? If you already have done that then make sure when you export the comic pages you change the DPI setting (I think there was a box for it on that). So long as you change that to 72 and have the pages at the normal A4 dimensions that the program uses, it should export at around 700 pixels wide.

Sorry if I've worded this post badly, I'm no good at explaining stuff :D But if this way does work you shouldn't need to scan in each page again, so long as you still have the files on your computer.
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mattchee at 4:46PM, Nov. 12, 2009
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Ditto on stinger 9.

You have to be using software to scan your stuff in. Look for a DPI or PPI option there and set it to 72. That ought to get you in a workable range. But if you plan on printing later, expect to re-scan.

There's plenty of free software that you can use to manipulate your images, too, including resizing. GIMP being the first, and most popular one to come to mind.
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flyingwind66 at 5:10PM, Nov. 20, 2009
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To print your comics you need it to be 300 dpi but the compute screen is 72 dpi (unless you are on a mac… that's 90- something…) but anyways, like the other posters said, just change it to 72 dpi
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mamaya94 at 5:26AM, Nov. 22, 2009
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Think your page is big???
Check this out,This is the widest comic in here(I guess)

http://www.drunkduck.com/Pink_Lady/index.php?p=627543

Most of the Korean Webcomic have trouble like that because it's really LONG~~~~~~~~~~~

So The Best Way is to…Re-draw it.
That's what all the Author Do.Not completely,Fix the drawing and ect.
That's it.
Main Comic


Finished one
Hanged Doll:Where does your memory begin???
http://www.drunkduck.com/hanged_doll/

Resting one
30 years:30 years of pain and suffering…Time for payback
http://www.drunkduck.com/30_Years/
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