# Resizing images - Macromedia Freehand

Hi, Is it possible to specify a size of an image? Say I wanted three copies of the logo I did: The original size, one 2"x1", one at 1" x 1/2" and a 4" x 2". Is that possible? Thanks, -paul...

1. ## Resizing images

Hi,

Is it possible to specify a size of an image? Say I wanted three copies of the logo I did: The original size, one 2"x1", one at 1" x 1/2" and a 4" x 2". Is that possible?

Thanks,

-paul
mmpup Guest

2. ## Re: Resizing images

Resizing to target dimensions is less than intuitive in FH. In the Scale
panel enter an equation:
[new size]/[old size]*100

Judy Arndt

mmpup wrote:

Judy Guest

3. ## Re: Resizing images

Hi Judy,

Sorry, it's geting late, but what should I put in the [new size]/[old size]
part of the equation? Inches, .... ? I guess it doesn't matter. Sorry!

-paul

Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
Resizing to target dimensions is less than intuitive in FH. In the Scale
panel enter an equation:
[new size]/[old size]*100

Judy Arndt

mmpup wrote:

mmpup Guest

4. ## Re: Resizing images

mmpup wrote:

If it's a bitmap or a group you can enter in the dimensions in the
object panel. Problem is it's not proportional so you have to figure out
the resized dimensions yourself or enter the formula in the fields in
the object panel.
Wes Guest

Thanks Wes.

-paul
mmpup Guest

6. ## Re: Resizing images

paul,

[new size] = the size you want it to end up.

[old size] = the size it is now.

You can use the height in inches or the width in centemeters or any other
combination of dimension and unit, as long as you use the same combination
for both values. The equation generates a percentage in the scale panel.

-Bill

On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 03:35:24 +0000 (UTC), mmpup
<com> wrote:

> copies of
> 4" x 2".
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Bill
FHMX/Win98/Athlon2500+/512M
Bill Guest

7. ## Re: Resizing images

That easy Bill, eh? :-) I sometimes try to complicate things!

It's all jagged now and fuzzy when I make it bigger. Wish I knew how to stop
that. I've tried Freehand, Fireworks, and Paint Shop Pro. And I need them in
either GIF or JPG. Same problem! Aargh!

Thanks!

-paul

Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
paul,

[new size] = the size you want it to end up.

[old size] = the size it is now.

You can use the height in inches or the width in centemeters or any other
combination of dimension and unit, as long as you use the same combination
for both values. The equation generates a percentage in the scale panel.

-Bill

On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 03:35:24 +0000 (UTC), mmpup
<com> wrote:

> copies of
> 4" x 2".
>
>
>[/ref]

--
Bill
FHMX/Win98/Athlon2500+/512M

mmpup Guest

8. ## Re: Resizing images

paul,
Are these imported raster images that you are trying to scale? Or perhaps
vector objects with raster effects applied? Raster effects have been
problematic for several reasons since they were introduced into freehand.

If you are trying to scale a small raster image into a larger raster
image, I'm afraid you're not going to have much luck without redrawing the
whole thing. There are expensive third party plug-ins for photoshop that
do pretty good (Genuine Fractals Print Pro for one), but nothing like
having a clean, high-resolution original. If you are using raster effects
effects settings, found under the File menu / Doent Settings, set to a
sufficiently high resolution for output. Be warned, though, that a high
raster resolution setting will slow down application performance.

--
Bill
FHMX/Win98/Athlon2500+/512M

On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 19:01:59 +0000 (UTC), mmpup
<com> wrote:

> Sorry!
> Scale
> > copies of [/ref]
> a
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> --
> Bill
> FHMX/Win98/Athlon2500+/512M
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>[/ref]

Bill Guest

9. ## Re: Resizing images

Hi Bill,

vector objects with raster effects applied? Raster effects have been
problematic for several reasons since they were introduced into freehand.
<

I don't think so. I did not scan anything in. I used Freehand to create the
logo.

I think I know what it is. The printer touched up my logo and sent it back to
me. I just tried to ungroup it to see if that would make a difference when
transforming it. Well, I can't ungroup it, so something is up (I am new to
this graphic stuff!). When I opened the FH11 file, FH also asked me to locate
the EPS file.

I just transformed the logo I sent to them (that they had to touch up) 200%
and it looks great!

image, I'm afraid you're not going to have much luck without redrawing the
whole thing. There are expensive third party plug-ins for photoshop that
do pretty good (Genuine Fractals Print Pro for one), but nothing like
having a clean, high-resolution original. If you are using raster effects
effects settings, found under the File menu / Doent Settings, set to a
sufficiently high resolution for output. Be warned, though, that a high
raster resolution setting will slow down application performance.
<

Thanks for that information!

Thanks again,

-paul

mmpup Guest

10. ## Re: Resizing images

mmpup wrote:
> vector objects with raster effects applied? Raster effects have been
> problematic for several reasons since they were introduced into
> freehand. <
>
> I don't think so. I did not scan anything in. I used Freehand to
> create the logo.
>
> I think I know what it is. The printer touched up my logo and sent
> it back to me. I just tried to ungroup it to see if that would make
> a difference when transforming it. Well, I can't ungroup it, so
> something is up (I am new to this graphic stuff!). When I opened the
> FH11 file, FH also asked me to locate the EPS file.[/ref]

That is odd. They sent you a FH11 file that had a link to an EPS file
that they exported from the Freehand file you sent them?

Did they make any other changes besides resizing it?
Wes Guest

11. ## Re: Resizing images

Hi Wes,
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that they exported from the Freehand file you sent them?
<<

I can't remember. Sorry.

Yes, they fixed my ugly grass brush and prettied the brush up.

Thanks,

-paul

mmpup Guest

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