On 12/12/2012 08:41 AM, Mikael Ståldal wrote:
> When I import an EPS file into GIMP, I cannot get it to render it at
> the resolution i specify.
> Here is the EPS file: http://www.staldal.nu/files/test.eps
> I want the resulting bitmap to be 1170 pixels wide, but when I
> specify that it ends up being 1263 pixels wide.
> Perhaps I don't fully understand the "Import from Postscript"
> dialog. What is the meaning of specifying "Resolution", and which
> unit is it in? What does "Try Bounding Box" mean? I don't find any
> help or documentation on this dialog.
> I am using GIMP 2.8.2 on Ubuntu 12.04.
Well... this is what I did with the .eps file to scale and import it
into the GIMP:
1. Open file with Inkscape, accepting default import options.
2. Select object (one click) if it is not already selected.
3. Do File > Export Bitmap, make sure Export Area is set to
Selection, set the desired width in pixels *, save as .png (the
4. Import the resulting .png file into the GIMP.
The .eps image is handled as a vector object in Inkscape, so the
scaling should be "perfect". The .png format is lossless, and uses
transparency to anti-alias against a transparent background (as in
the image at hand), so the use of an intermediate file as described
should not reduce image quality vs. a direct import operation.
* ignore resolution, it's not relevant in this context
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