These templates were designed for printing as 20" x 30" poster sizes prints (unless specified otherwise) the pixels per inch require to produce the designed sized is given in the instructions beneath each template. While, most people do not have the capacity to print such large format images, obtaining large prints of your products in not difficult as many online photo services offer poster sized (20" x 30" or 24" x 36") prints such as www.ofoto.com or www.cafepress.com at around $20 US. Furthermore many of these templates can be used to produce smaller format calendars without too much difficulty (see FAQ Question 9.). These templates are of sufficient resolution to use in prints at sizes up to double their designed size. First download the required images to your hard drive. Please note that a PROBLEM occurs with certain browsers such as most versions of INTERNET EXPLORER, which can't display large gif images of this size (in terms of pixel dimensions) so you will have to use a different browser to get the gif versions of the templates, Netscape 7.0 up and Firefox all work perfectly with gifs of this size (this problem doesn't occur with the large jpg versions). The templates are available with both US style weeks (running Sunday to Saturday) and UK/European style weeks (running Monday to Sunday). Most of the templates are available in two file formats JPG and GIF. The JPEG (.jpg files) are the easiest to use and are the best for the novice or those with little free time and/or limited photographic software. The jpg files should allow simple image paste in and print. I have also used GIF files for several reasons: 1. It's a loss less format so the quality may be a hint better. 2. It allows for transparent backgrounds so those who are more skilled in photo manipulation can overlay the template on top of an image or background color of their choice. 3. The transparent background/masked text also makes some color changes more easily accomplished. For some strange reason this has caused the thumbnails only to be artifactually displayed as negatives, the original images have white backgrounds. The GIF files which are smaller and so download somewhat faster can also be easily be converted to .jpgs. Simply open the file using some quality image-manipulation software, such as PhotoShop or Corel PhotoPaint etc, then save the files as a .jpg file. When you paste in your resized favorite image (non-copyrighted ie your own, or an image you have permission to use)be sure to position the image over the guide squares so as to completely obscure them and save the resulting file (in most cases I made the guide squares slightly smaller than the picture size I recommended so as to avoid the problem of areas of the guide being printed in your calendar). These templates are designed to hold images of a variety of sizes, the size details are given beneath the templates. I recommend first producing your images at the appropriate size and dpi by resizing and cropping, if you are going to use images of a size different to those recommended remember to remove any areas of the guide squares that aren't covered so they don't spoil your calendar. Note in some programs if you paste in your images into the original .gif files (only 256 colors), without first converting the file to a .jpg or changing the colors to RGB (24 bit) color, your images may be converted to 256 colors producing a poor quality image. These templates are very large 17 - 29 MP and this can cause problems on some systems (see FAQ Question 7.). Despite the fact that the gif files were exported at between 200 to 300 dpi they open in many programs at a default 72 dpi, to ensure these images print at their designed size you may have to resize the image from 72 dpi back to their designated dpi. To do this resize your image maintaining the original pixel image size (to do this in PhotoShop you remove the check from the resample box, in Corel PhotoPaint you check the maintain original size box) and increase the dpi 72 from to the specified value. If for the 20" x 30" 4000 x 6000 pixel post calendars you change the dpi to 470 instead of the designed 200 dpi, the calendar will be approximately 8.5" x 12.8" and suitable for printing on 8.5" x 14" paper. Remember to print the image centered on the page, or towards the bottom if you desire more space for binding, if the software does not do this by default. I recommend using the best photographic quality paper available, and a printer capable of at least 1200 dpi, and always check print preview before potentially wasting a bunch of ink a few sheets of expensive photopaper (a trial print on regular paper in draft mode is often a good idea). The example files are only low resolution and not suitable for printing and were merely produced to illustrate the use of these calendar templates.
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