Printing a long, large image on multiple pages can be easily accomplished by using third-party graphics software such as Adobe Photoshop. But for casual users like us, we don’t call it easy. Fortunately in Windows 10, the paint can do the job in surprising ways .
If we assume that you have a huge and long image or picture with high resolution, such as a map, poster, banner or any large publication, if you print it only on a sheet of A4 paper, you will definitely lose most of the details. So let’s split the image and print it on multiple A4 pages . Microsoft Paint will do the job just fine.
How to print a large image on multiple pages with Paint in Windows 10
Here are detailed instructions on how to use Paint to print large images on multiple sheets of paper in Windows 10.
- Go to the start menu. Scribe Paint and open it.
- In Paint, click File , Then in To open .
- Find the image you want to print and open it, or just paste the image into Paint.
- Click File again. Mouse over To print , then select Page setup .
- On Scale , select Fit to . You can set how many pages you want to divide and print the image on. For example, a 2 × 2 page will have a total of 4 pages, while a 4 × 4 page will have a total of 16 pages, for a single image.
- Click on To accept .
- Optionally, you can go to File> Print> Print preview to see how the pages will look when printed.
- When you are ready to print. Go to File > To print .
- Select your printer. Enter how many copies you want printed (if you need more than one copy). Then click To print .
- Be prepared to have enough sheets of A4 paper for your printer to print your image.
All that’s left to do after printing is to trim the white edges and connect them with tape or any way you like. Alternatively, during step 4 in Page setup , you can also adjust the page margin to suit your needs. A bottom margin will reduce the size of the white border for each page.
To scale, it is not always necessary to set a square configuration. You can also set it to be as 2 × 4 or 5 × 2, depending on how wide and tall your original image is. You can always experiment with the settings and go to Print Preview to see the result, until you are satisfied with your settings.
It’s also worth mentioning that we use Paint in this guide, not Paint 3D. If you look for Paint in the Windows 10 start menu, you will probably see Paint 3D first as it is meant to be the new Paint since the Windows 10 Creators Update. However, the paint was not replaced. You can still open it in Windows 10.