I’ve had a couple of requests for help in reducing or enlarging the stained glass patterns available on this site, so I offer this post. I originally wrote this as a comment in response to a posted question. Obviously I don’t know all of the programs that are in use out there, but I hope this helps answer any questions. -Gwen
The manner of enlarging print size depends upon the program you are using to view and print.
If you are using the Glass Eye 2000 go to Modify – Resize All – and make sure the “Maintain Proportions” box is selected and set either the height (or width) you want. The Glass Eye software will automatically set the proper width (or height) to maintain the proportions. This allows you to set the exact size.
If you have Microsoft Publisher you can import the .jpg (or just copy and paste it) into a blank page and change the size by selecting the picture and enlarging or reducing from the corners. This maintains the proportions. I’m not that familiar with Publisher, so I don’t know how to set the exact size here.
You can probably do the same thing with Adobe Acrobat if you have their Professional version or a version that allows you to create .pdf documents.
If you have Microsoft Word you can place the .jpg in a blank Word document. Save the .jpg to your computer, then go to Insert – Picture – From file- and find the saved .jpg and insert it (or copy and paste it.) Then double click the picture and bring up the Format Picture box. Go to the tab marked “Size” and make sure the “Lock Aspect Ratio” and “Relative to Original Picture Size” boxes are selected, then reset either the Height or Width and click OK. Word will automatically maintain the correct proportions. This allows you to set the exact size.
You could print out the picture and take it to a photocopy store and ask them to blow it up or reduce it for you to the exact size you want, but that should not be necessary if you have one of the above programs.