* Tuomas Kuosmanen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [020327 16:10]:
> I have been thinking about this thing for a while already.. pretty often
> I have a situation like this:
> * I will need to design a flyer or something, and try to fit it
> on a common papersize so it can be photocopied/color-lasered
> * But the size is too large, so I rather design a "cut A4 in
> three" (or US Letter depending where it will be printed)
> * A4 is 209.9028mm x 297.0389mm
> * My design would then be 209.9028mm x (297.0389mm / 3) which
> makes a nice flyer shape
> * It would be very very handy if I could type that into the New
> Image entry; Height: [ 297/3 ] millimeters and Gimp would do
> the division for me and round it to the nearest pixel.
> * It would allow the very basic math like add, subtract,
> multiply and divide. This would be very useful for situations
> like the above.
> * Yosh said it would be doable, not impossible. And told me to
> post to the list instead of dreaming of it on IRC :-)
I have been doing some posters/flyers as well,. some of my experiences are:
* Most printers won't fill the whole A4 area.
(thus being able to 'register' some default sizes as well
could be an idea)
* My workflow for posters that will be printed on a laser printer is:
- make a new grayscale image with the same size ratio as A4/A3
- fullfil the design
- scale the image up to the full res of the 'printable area'
- manually newsprintifying, dithering etc. the image down to
Some presets that gimp should include:
papersizes: legal, a*, printable( legal, a.. )
video: pal, ntsc, 1024x768 ...
dias: (I had to make a 35mm diases for print)
misc: icon sizes, default web-banner sizes
custom: users own
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