On Tuesday 23 December 2003 23:07, 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".
> 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?
> If I then printed this image, would it print as a 6.65x7 image?
Actually, what really counts is the number of pixels.
So, don't matter what changes you make to the value of "pixels per
inch", if you do not change the number of pixels, you can always
print the best possible copy of your image, choosing the size to at
the printing dialog box only.
Actually, changing the resolution like you did for printing from the
GIMP itself has little effect. The interface to printing in GIMP is
badly needing to be rewritten, and it will ask you the
size/resolution of the output when you go to the print dialog.
However changing the resolution like you did and saving the file
generates usefui information for other prograns (for example,
OpenOffice), which will them treat the image as if it is of the size
> Thanks in advance for your help! :)
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