Here’s the Nowak story– my day job has me slaving over a hot keyboard at a private Chicagoland school populated by hundreds of students, faculty, Macs, and Windows PCs (not to mention iPads, and a growing number of cheap Chromebooks).
By night I scour the Mac web to find interesting topics and Mac apps to bring back to school and occasionally to the Mac360 editors for review. I tend to like the unknown but highly useful Mac apps and utilities you won’t read about elsewhere. Mac360 has a reputation for digging up such apps and I like to help. Check out this utility.
Bigger Than Big
Alright, here’s the scenario. You have a photo you want to turn into a poster but printing the image on a single page of paper just isn’t going to work. You want to print it on a dozen sheets of paper and make the image really, really big.
Enter SplitPrint, an inexpensive utility which takes ginormous images or photos and slices and dices them so they can be printed using multiple sheets of paper. Take a look.
What you see is what you get. Add a large image or photo to SplitPrint and it creates the pages to be printed. The image is even user settable over the pages. Just drag and position the image so it prints the way you want.
- SplitPrint is packed with features, too.
- Split multi-page PDFs
- Overlap image tiles
- Cutting aid lines
- Image location setting
- Image size (inches, millimeters; and scale)
- Borderless printing (if printer supports)
- Export split files to multiple formats
These features mean your Mac and a good printer can produce large scale posters with images, photos, and even text for banners and posters. All you need is a little tape or good backboard.
Use SplitPrint to create party decorations, notices, large size invitation cards, giant images, or almost anything else that needs to go large scale. Putting the printed pages on a poster board is easy.
This utility isn’t likely to be used every day, but the price tag is nominal and the usability excellent because so few apps have the ability to print ginormous images or photos. You won’t believe how many four and five star reviews it gets.
And, yes, necessity is the mother of invention.