* fotch <for...@gimpusers.com> [06-08-14 10:16]:
> >* fotch <for...@gimpusers.com> [06-07-14 16:47]:
> >search google for your answer, but: image_size != print_size
> >they are not the same thing!
> Patrick, Thanks for responding. I did as you suggested and found the
> Gimp User Manual task: 4.3. Change the Size of an Image for print. I
> think I understand the difference between the two and the point you
> made. However, I still don't understand why the image I'm looking at in
> print preview isn't the same size as the image I resized.
Again, image_size and print_size are two completely different things and
only related by expected quality output; larger image_size *frequently*
means better print quality, but not always.
> The background sized to 11x17 appears to be correct in print preview,
> but the image I resized (4x's it's original size) on the 11x17
> background prints as it's original size.
Yes, image_size != print_size
> I'm not sure if I'm explaining this correctly, but you can enlarge an
> image and print it out to it's new size can't you?
You certainly can, but you must change the *print_size* when you export
the image or in the print application.
> I'm on a Mac and can't figure out how to do a screen capture to show you
> what I'm talking about.
I do not need it. I understand what you are saying, but I have failed to
make you understand the difference between image_size and print_size.
> Any other thoughts?
open your image in gimp
select "image" then "print size"
adjust the print_size, width/height or x/y resolution
export the image or print from gimp paying attention to "print size" and
making necessary adjustments if needed.
There are explanations:
Megabytes of an image explains the "storage" size on disk
Height/width explains/describes the "canvas" size which is *not* the
display or print size
Pixels describes the number of points per inch/... that an image is set to
display or print
The same image will display much smaller on a 1920x1080 screen that it
will on a 1024x768 screen (from the pixel setting)
If you enlarge the "canvas" size of an image x2 w/o changeing the pixel
settings, you halve the pixel settings; ie: 300x300 to 150/150. (really
you have quartered it taking width and height into account).
I hope this helps.
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