Re: Enlarger for drawings or photos
yep... good ol mspaint can blow things up just as well as anything else... Once you get it upscaled, try pouncing. I love that method... You take a little pourous cloth and make a little bag out of it by rubber banding, tie up, or sew up the ends after you put something in it like powdered charcoal, crushed up pastel, or chalk dust (the stuff they use in chalk like tools)... now take that blown up printout and poke holes in it where edges are with a needle or something... pounce the bag on top of the printout and the dust flows in to the holes so you get a nice little image outline going on that you can then use as basis for the painting, etc. Reason I like mspaint is that even though it's clunky, it prints stuff out on letter size paper without a lot of edge issues and you can tile it all together really easily since each page border is one tile. Another advantage... mspaint has a hell of a lower overhead in cpu/gpu use than a lot of other image processors, so it can handle gigantic images without need of super powerful computer.
Another option is photos and enlarger projectors, etc in a darkened room. My old projector was bought at Micheals for less than 50 bucks a few years back I think... problem with that is that it's very low powered lighting so it gets really hard to see the details, etc. I suspect an overhead projector would be awesome tool to use too.
Last edited by mastermesh : 07-05-2012 at 07:36 PM.