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    I have some ornaments and I would like to make some bigger or smaller of the original pattern, what free program that is easy to use does anyone suggest

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  • #2
    I use Paint, or
    Also your printer should have a reduce or enlarge feature.


    • #3
      I like Inkscape.
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      • #4
        If they are in PDF acrobat has a feature to enlarge. If it does not fit to one sheet the posturize function will split to multiple sheets.

        Some times I import a pattern into Inkscape if a picture and then trace the bit map and then I can do what ever I want with the size.

        If a pattern from Steve Good you can open the pdf in Inkscape extract the pattern you want and resize in Inkscape as it is SVG format.

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        • #5
          I've been using Ifranview -- It's a freeware video viewer and enhancement tool.

          Once your graphic is loaded -> Image Tab -> Resize/Resample. Then you can adjust your graphic size in pixels, centimeters or inches. I use it to reduce the photos, that I upload to this site, down to 780 pixels or less.

          I like to cut with red patterns. Once I've loaded my pattern -> Image Tab -> Color Correction. Slide the "R" pointer, under Color Balance, all the way to the right and click OK. The pattern is now red and I can print it out to glue on the board. I, also save it, so I don't have to work so hard next time


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