Exactly. What you're after isn't possible.
Screen shots are pixelated in print. To get your 300dpi, scale the image,
but use 'None' for interpolation type. That'll maintain the pixely look,
but it won't be some smeared, blurry looking screenshot. It'll be crisp.
The only way you'd get what you want is if all of Gimp's icons were vector
based (then you could scale to your hearts delight.)
> I think it a conceptual error wanting 300DPI screenshots - Maybe not -
> but wait second - the GIMP interface is designed to be displayed at
> monitor resolutions - from 72 to 96 dpi.
> On the other hand, a monitor will have 15'' to 17'' inhes, and your print
> of a screenshot should be a few inches accross - so the 1000 pixels wide,
> inch at 96 dpi screenshot would make for a 5 inch wide ate 300dpi
> - no matter.
> If you do intend to actually make printouts of 15'', 17'' in paper,
> nonetheless, a "real world" screen shot will do - the interface text may
> appear aliased or blurred in a good quality printing - but hey---that's
> it looks like on the screen. :-) And on top of that, you may still try to
> increase the quality of a screenshot scaled up to 3000 pixels using the
> itself, if there is the need.
> One last thing - if you actually can find a 3000 pixel screenshot, the
> interface - at least the icons - will appear proportionally small - you
> be able to achieve better icons than from a 1024x768 screenshot.
> Anyway, you may be planning something different, that I had not grasped at
> all. But if you are after "300dpi screenshots" just because the clerk at
> your printshop told you so, the way to go is to scale up a plain
> On Thursday 06 May 2004 08:47, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
>> >> Can anyone direct me to a place on the web where I can find
>> >> 150PPI or 300PPI (prefer 300PPI) GIMP screen shots from all
>> >> the major platforms... Mac, Linux and Windows? I am putting
>> >> together some GIMP propaganda, and need some help. Ideally, I
>> >> need a couple from each platform to satisfy my situation.
>> >Please keep us informed when your propaganda is finished, we're
>> >always interested :)
>> >For a 17" screen, 300dpi is about 4000x3000, isn't it? I don't
>> >know of any such screenshots myself. There certainly aren't any
>> >on www.gimp.org. If you find any, I'd be interested in seeing
>> >them too.
>> > David Neary,
>> > Lyon, France
>> > E-Mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>> The key is for the brochures to look good when printed out. I'me trying
>> locate an app on the Windows side that outputs screens in hi-res but I
>> haven't had any luck.
>> Hey, what did you think of the MacGIMP ad in Mac Design Magazine?
>> Mitch Featherston
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