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Old 12-21-2011, 03:14 AM
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Camera Where To Find The Best-Quality Fairy Image

Many people have been asking where to find a close-up image shot of your fairy, so I thought it would be best to write up a step-by-step tutorial on it, for all to see.
A big thank-you to Iris and Mia, because without their help, I would never have figured out how to do this!

Step 1: Downloading the Correct Program

I am sure there is more than one program you could use, but I personally use PDF Lite.
If you don't have it already, here is the official download link: www.pdflite.com
It is completely free and easy to download. It works in almost the same way as Adobe Reader.

Step 2: "Printing" Your Fairy

Don't worry, no real printer is required.
There are two printing link locations in Pixie Hollow Online that I know of.
One is located on your Pixie Page,


and another is in the Wardrobe tab of your Leaf Journal.
(Top-right corner of the page, in the "Pose" section.)


Extra Note by Lila

Click on one of the two "Print This/Your Fairy" buttons, and this icon (or something similar) should pop-up:


Choose the "PDFLite" printer.

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Extra Step:
When you are up to Step 3: If the PDF file has an error, such as part of the image is missing or the quality is degraded, go back to this step.
Before clicking on "Print", check that the default settings are correct. Click on "Preferences", then "Advanced".
Make sure that the Page Size is A4, and the Print Quality is high enough.

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Another icon will pop-up, asking where you want to save the file and with what name.
Choose an appropriate place on your computer, where you know you will be able to find it. (ie. Desktop)

Step 3: Viewing Your Image & How To Use It

Open your new PDF file. Here, I have opened mine:

Looks perfect! If there is something wrong with the image, go back to the Extra Step.

There are two different ways to use your PDF file (ones that I know of, at least):

1) Use the zoom-in and zoom-out tools to find the perfect close-up shot, take a screenshot, then open
up an Image Manipulating Program, such as Paint, GIMP or Photoshop, and Paste it in (or press Ctrl+V).


2) GIMP and Photoshop have an option of opening a PDF file directly as a new file or layer.
I only have GIMP, so I will show you how it works there.
Open up GIMP, go to File > Open As Layers or just Open. Choose your PDF file.
This next icon will pop-up:

Select the image, and click on "Import". I normally leave the Resolution as 100%, and scale the image later on, but increasing the Resolution up to 200% would do no harm to the image.

And there you have it! You may crop away the white color by using an Eraser, a Free-Select Tool, or a One-Color Selection Tool.

I hope this tutorial was of help to you, and hopefully this will relieve the work of explaining this process repeatedly to newer, or very curious, forumers.

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Last edited by Onionleaf; 12-20-2012 at 10:56 PM. Reason: added an extra note -- ty Lila!
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:17 AM
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I'm so happy you came out with this Alexia!
I am sure the fairies who don't have PDF programs and don't know how to get one appreciate this very much
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I never noticed the one in the Wardrobe tab!
I always print my Fairies from their Pixie Pages, or just by PrtSc.
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This is very helpful! I've seen this question answered a few times in the middle of other threads, but it really does deserve its own.
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Great Post Alexia!
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Okay, wow. This is so totally helpful! Thanks so much. Iris, Mia, Onionleaf- you three are awesome!
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Lol Vanilla *blushes*
Thank you, but I learned that little trick from Mia and Alexia learned it from me so it was kind of like Mia --> Iris --> Alexia... Food chain
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Oh my.. did I just eat Mia and Iris? O.o So sorry...

Hehe, you're welcome Vanilla!
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Thanks for this Alexia. I'll try it sometime.
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Oh thank you thank you thank you! I've always wondered on how to get the best quality fairy image.
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Oh my.. did I just eat Mia and Iris? O.o So sorry...
(Lol ) I guess you did... but if you did, that means that I ate Mia O_o!!
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Thank you for posting this Alexia! I didn't know you could use the print button for you fairy. I always take a screenshot while the pixie page is still loading and it's a black background I'll be sure to try this way out though. The fairy is so much clearer!
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Thank you for this great tutorial, Alexia. I saved the file in my pictures, but when I opened it it said "Loading error" Then I saved it in documents and the same thing happened! What should I do!
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Yesterday i saw the tutorial!!! good work Onion!!
I'm sure that this will help alot fairies!!!
Thank you for show it and help us with your guides!

My teacher was Iris Waterdew i will never forget that! ty
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