I have a massive image about 980px wide and 3000+px high. I want to print this on multiple A4 sheets of paper, how can I do this?


Apparently this is not supported in IrfanView – there are a few standalone tools that allow for it:

  • Yeah, I find it a little odd that such basic functionality isn't supported on irfanview.
    – meiryo
    Apr 12 '11 at 15:07
  • Hard to believe, but this still works in 2019! Even though I usually use IrfanView as referenced by Tomasito below, I found that in this instance Paint was the easiest and best option. #ProTip: To save ink, print to PDF first to see what your poster will look like. If you like the result just print it. Otherwise start over again without having wasted a ton of ink. digitalcitizen.life/… May 10 '19 at 11:21

Irfan View not out of the box, but possible:

Go to: Options->Export Image Tiles->Set Rows and Columns. Next you can print individual images or in Thumbnails mode.

  • Yes, this works well. I just confirmed I was able to split a long infographic into 3 by exporting as "1 x 3". Mar 31 '16 at 0:41
  • UPDATE: This method still works, but for me, the Paint method from Journeyman Geek works better. May 10 '19 at 11:22

I use Posterazor all the time. For me, it works for printing large images on different sheets of paper and has features I find useful.

(Disclaimer: I am not associated with the Posterazor product in any way.)


Check your printer driver options. Some printer/copier manufacturers include this functionality out of the box, calling it Poster mode, or some variation thereof.


An alternative solution using Irfanview: I divided the picture 'by hand' in separate files, one for every sheet. I selected the part of the picture for one separate sheet, cropped it (Irfanview menu Edit --> Crop selection (Ctrl+Y) ) and saved it as a separate file. It was cumbersome, but it gave me more control and a better end result.

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