I have an image that has been sitting on my computer for a while. I want to cut this image into 9 smaller images, severed into 3 columns of 3 rows. I have tried using Easy Poster Printer, however the result was not high quality.:

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I'm open to using the slice tool, however the slices from the original image always save as smaller.

How can I print this image as I have mentioned, while keeping the resolution?

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I always use a spreadsheet!

While this is not what a spreadsheet is designed for, I find it really does work.

Open a new spreadsheet, and turn on page gridlines. In excel you can do this on the Page Layout tab and then tick and untick the "Gridlines: Print" section:

Next setup your page size. Mine defaults to A4 (210mm x 297mm) but your may default to 8.5" by 11" if that is a common size.

Now, insert the image. I chose a 121 MP image of earth to insert.

As you can see, it spans many pages. I now set the margins to narrow, as my printer can cope, and make it as big as I can within the 3x3 page limit. You may find changing the paper orientation to landscape will allow to you make the image slightly larger. This depends on page length ratios and image length ratios.

It's sensible now to print to a PDF, or a file, to check it looks okay.

If you want each image, upload the PDF to an image extract program - I like SmallPDF.

If you want it on paper, then check the edges will line up, and hit print!

  • Thank you so much for taking the time to solve my problem! Now, I rarely use excel. How do I align the grid in the 3 column, 3 row structure like you did? Apr 4, 2016 at 15:55
  • @FrockWellington That's the page view - when you zoom out the other lines disappear. Apr 4, 2016 at 16:37
  • Ok so I'm in the view tab. How do I go from here? Apr 4, 2016 at 18:03
  • @FrockWellington Go to the Page Layout tab - under the word "Team" is the word "Guidelines". Under that is Print - tick it then untick it. I've edited the image. Apr 4, 2016 at 18:48
  • I see that and have it checked. Now what? Apr 4, 2016 at 21:14

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