Thanks very much great information…wouldn’t expect anything less from you to be honest! As a matter of interest i am looking to also make up a few A3 posters from a band picture i have on my laptop, do you know of any downloads i can use to make my own? want to use my picture and add text etc to it.
The industry standard program for creating these types of things is probably Adobe Photoshop.
However Photoshop is very expensive so I wouldn’t think it would be worth the money making such a large investment just to produce a poster or two (it’s mainly graphic designers who use tools like photoshop).
Photoshop do a scaled down version which is a better price.
However another program you could take a look at is Gimp (http://www.gimp.org) which has many of the features of Photoshop but is free…