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Can't upload entire map: cuts off at the right end

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Pierre S.
Pro
Translator
I tried to upload a map that is central to my game.  It was the first page of a 15-page PDF file that is only 175 KB.  However when I moved the PDF to the grid and it asked me what page I wanted to download, it did download a small-scale image, but the right end of the map, about 25% of the left-right length, is cut off. I think I read some details of some pixel limits to what you can load, but now the Help has changed to wiki and I can't find it again.
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Gauss
Forum Champion
Pierre, could you post a screenshot?  What is your Page Setting set to? It might be that your map is off the edge of the page and the page just needs to be larger. - Gauss
1367784846
Pierre S.
Pro
Translator
The map appears much smaller than my grid, and it is about 69 squares wide and 42 squares tall.  I know how to set the grid.  There is plenty of space on the grid, however when it first appears the map is small, doesn't take up much of the page and 25% of the right edge is cut off, at the right edge.  Moving the scaling handles scales up the map but doens't retrieve the lost part.
1367786153
Gauss
Forum Champion
Ahhh ok, that is why I asked for a screenshot since I wasn't sure which of the numerous possibilities you were describing.  Im not sure why it would be cut off. Still, could you supply a screenshot? It might have an indicator as to what the problem is.  - Gauss
1367787127
Pierre S.
Pro
Translator
All right, I'll give you some images. &nbsp;The map I want is caught in an uneditable .pdf as the first page of 15. &nbsp;If I screen-capture it (with loss of resolution I don't want) it is supposed to look like this (the Port Loren map from the original STAR FRONTIERS boxed set 1982): <a href="http://downstat.homestead.com/files/Temp/Port_Loren_Map.png" rel="nofollow">http://downstat.homestead.com/files/Temp/Port_Loren_Map.png</a> When I try to load it, on a grid prepared to be 74 squares across by 43 down, it appears like this: <a href="http://downstat.homestead.com/files/Temp/Capture_of_cut-off_map_01.jpg" rel="nofollow">http://downstat.homestead.com/files/Temp/Capture_of_cut-off_map_01.jpg</a> Now, the left side is off the map and I can drag it in okay, but the right side was totally cut off. &nbsp;The "Stellar Tower Hotel" is supposed to have 2 wings on each side the same size for example: <a href="http://downstat.homestead.com/files/Temp/Capture_of_cut-off_map_02.jpg" rel="nofollow">http://downstat.homestead.com/files/Temp/Capture_of_cut-off_map_02.jpg</a> Any ideas? &nbsp;There are big white spaces on the top and bottom of the map, in the original .pdf, page 1, I don't know if that has any effect on it. &nbsp;In the .pdf, I can see the whole map no problem. &nbsp;It is not on more than one page. &nbsp;I can also page to many other maps which are mostly longer than they are wide. The Port Loren map is wider than it is long.
where could I get the map pdf to try to figure this out for you? Why not just drag that .png file into the game?
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Gauss
Forum Champion
Hmmm, yeah, I dont have a clue on that. Have you tried any other means of taking the image out of a PDF? I assume you tried the select tool and it didnt work? Have you tried Imagemagik+Ghostscript? There may be other methods out there. - Gauss
1367803640
Pat S.
Forum Champion
Sheet Author
you can use gimp 2 to open a pdf as an image. do the following start gimp 2 click on file and choose to open as layers choose the type of file you wish to open to pdf and find your file (look to the bottom right side to find the file type). click or double click on the file. It should bring up an import menu choose the page or the whole file and decide if you want to open it as layers or images (I recommend images since you want only a map) click import. now you can edit your map. when you are done with the editing you can export it and choose jpg or png. If you want to save it it will want to save it as .xcf which is their work file type so you can do more edits. Questions? Ask away.
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Pierre S.
Pro
Translator
Metronight, thanks for the suggestion. &nbsp;I'll have to get this Gimp 2 program and set aside some time to do as you suggest.
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Pat S.
Forum Champion
Sheet Author
I use gimp to import all my maps that I want from pdf's and work on them. Anything you want from a pdf unless it is locked can be imported and &nbsp;exported as an image to be worked on later. I have about 5 to 8 gigs (couple thousand probably) laying about on disks and my hard drive.
1368905891
Pierre S.
Pro
Translator
It worked! &nbsp;I got the Gimp 2.8.4. program and did what you said. &nbsp;The act of converting the image seemed tp be enough. &nbsp;Thanks, Metroknight! &nbsp;Now I have all the classic Star Frontiers generic maps from the box loaded up and ready to go.