On Tue, Dec 23, 2003 at 05:07:34PM -0800, Tom Williams wrote:
> Hi! Ok, I'm using Gimp 1.3.23 on Linux. I've got a JPEG taken by a
> digital camera at 1892x1992 (pixels) resolution. The "Print Size &
> Display Unit" info is:
> Width: 26.278 in
> Height: 27.667 in
> Resolution X: 72.000 px/in
> Y: 72.000 px/in
> So, I take this to mean the image is 72dpi and could be printed to a
> size of 26" x 27".
Correct. Though being nitpicky, the correct term is ppi (pixels per
> Now, I want to print this image as a 5x7 image so I change the "Height"
> setting in the "Print Size & Display Unit" section to 7 and the width
> changs to 6.649, leaving the units in inches. The resolution then
> changes to 284.554 px/in. So I take this to mean the image now is the
> size of 6.65 inches wide and 7 inches high at 284.55 dpi. Is this
> correct? If I click "Ok", will I now have an image which is 6.65x7 in
> size instead of the 26x27 I started with?
Yes. It won't actually change, but the amount of dots (or pixels, more
accurately) per inch will be higher, resulting in a smaller image on paper.
> If I then printed this image, would it print as a 6.65x7 image?
It should. It can vary slightly depending on the printer, but it should
generally work out.
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