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« on: August 08, 2012, 02:43:59 PM »

Hello,

Can anyone recommend a website where I can find high resolution icon images at low cost (or better still free)?

Many thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012, 04:30:11 PM »

What resolution do you need them at? You could always use google images and change the size requirements to "larger than..." and then put it fairly large. I've printed out icons 800x1000 and larger on regular sized paper and they looked fine (at least for my purposes).
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2012, 03:17:32 PM »

Thank you for that. I'm not very technical minded so not sure how to resize google images but I'll give it a try.
Ideally, I wouldn't want the prints to be any larger than 8" x 6".
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2012, 03:26:33 PM »

I'm not sure what graphics programs you have, but you can get a free one like IrfanView which lets you resize the images when you print them. Here's a screen shot of the print screen from Irfanview...



As you can see it lets you resize images using various methods, including putting in a custom size you want the image to be when printed.
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2012, 03:59:12 PM »

That's excellent!!

I'm most grateful for your help and I'll certainly give IrfanView a try.

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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2012, 04:53:59 PM »

Can you print these, have them blessed, and then venerate them, or must only hand-painted icons be so used?
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2012, 04:57:50 PM »

Paper icons are ok, and even saints have been known to venerate them. A lot of icons people have today are just paper icons mounted on wood anyway. As to whether them being blessed by a priest/altar is necessary is a debated question.
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2012, 12:37:50 AM »

Along with the info Asterikitos provided, I would recommend this site, http://www.icon-art.info/gallery.php?lng=en, to you. It houses a decent collection of high-quality Orthodox icons. God bless!
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2012, 02:36:49 PM »

Thanks kevlev for another good source. I've downloaded a few of these already.

For anyone who might be interested, I've found some really useful canvas-effect printing paper at amazon:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B0037D5QEC

Very impressed with it. My next step is to attempt to adhere some heavy matte prints to wood blocks. I've had a couple of shots at it and it's not as easy as I'd thought. Back to the drawing board!!

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