PosteRazor – create your own posters

Last Updated on August 11, 2021

In Operation

The PosteRazor cuts a raster image into pieces which can afterwards be printed out and assembled to a poster.

As input, the PosteRazor takes a raster image with the following formats supported: BMP, GIF, ICO, JPG, JPEG, MNG, PBM, PDF, and PNG.

You follow a simple 5 step process to create the multipage PDF document. The software offers an easy to use wizard that guides you through the 5 stages.

The 5 steps are:

  1. Load an input file – select an image from a file, or drag and drop an image file on to the program. Once the image has been loaded, the software provides the image size in pixels, its size in centimeters, the image resolution in dpi, and the color type.
  2. Select the printer page format – at this stage you define the paper sheet size that’s used in your printer. You can choose a standard paper sheet size (such as DIN A3, DIN A4, Legal, Letter, Tabloid ), or use a defined custom paper sheet size. You can also define the orientation as well as paper borders. Chances are your printer can print images with no border around the edges – just like a photo lab. But even if that’s the case, you might still need small borders for gluing the final poster tiles together.
  3. Image tile overlapping – this provides tolerance for cutting off unneeded borders from one side. The overlapping position defines the borders that are intended to be overlapped by the neighbor tiles.
  4. Set the final poster size. There are 3 modes to choose from: Absolute size, size in pages, or size in percent. At this stage, we can also set the image alignment.
  5. Save the poster to PDF format. This will create the multi page PDF file which contains the poster tiles.

Here’s a screenshot showing stage 4 of the process.


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Page 2 – In Operation
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fred smith
fred smith
3 years ago

very cool tool! The Ubuntu binary from sourceforge also works fine on CentOS-7!

3 years ago

This is great! It’s easy to use, and it saves a great deal of labor. The application worked well from the Mint repository. The downside? You may have to buy more ink for the printer.