"Leen Koper" <leenkoperzeelandnet.nl> wrote in message
news:2ccd5f74.-1webx.la2eafNXanI...I don't know the specific limitations of Elements or that printer. However,> However, now I will be able to print 24 inches wide,
> somebody told me Elements cannot handle images over
> 2.50 meters (equivalent to a little over 8 ft.) long. [...]
> Is this true and if so, why?
it is generally true that there will be *some* maximum size. The reason is
that computers use finite ranges of numbers to draw things. The exact range
will depend on how many bits are used to identify each pixel uniquely, and
the resolution of the output device.
More bits allows for larger images (typical sizes would be 16 bits, 32 bits,
or 64 bits), while higher resolution actually results in smaller images,
since the same maximum number of pixels takes less physical space. I
wouldn't expect Elements to have a limit on the physical size of the image,
but rather the number of pixels. The actual physical size limit would
depend on the resolution being used to print. That said, I don't have any
idea what the actual limitations of Elements are.
I doubt anyone would notice if you printed out two 1.5 meter banners and
hung them together, rather than doing a full 3 meters all at once. But if
you really wanted to try for a full 3 meters (rather than reducing down to
2.5 meters long), it's possible printing at a lower resolution would allow
for a longer banner.
Congratulations on the new printer. And here I was thinking my new Epson
2200 was neat. :)