Will the 'print size width/height' fields be returning to the Scale Image dialog?
Forgive me if I've misinterpreted the intentions of the new Scale Image dialog (and
let me know if I have), but after reading bug #151022, I believe the removal of the
'Print size Width/Height' fields unnesessarily adds an extra step for people in the
print industry (me) who rely on changing an image to a specific print size w/o any
harm to the pixels.
The previous Scale Image dialog worked perfectly for "resizing" images for print.
Now, with the 2.2pre1 image scale, if I have an image that is 5" x 5" / 150 ppi (750
px by 750 px) and I need to (non-destructively) change the print size to 4" x 4", the
only way to do this with the new dialog is to pull out a calculator. I must divide
750 (px) by 4 (inches) to determine the new print resolution (which comes to 187.5
ppi), and enter this value in for the x/y resolution.
With the older dialog, since all I'm concerned with is changing the print image size
to 4" x 4", I had a dedicated field ('Print size Width/Height') to simply enter that
info into. I didn't have to worry about the resolution as it calculated automatically
thus preserving (i.e., not changing) the image pixel size.
Also, before anyone suggests this, I did try changing the image size units to inches
and then change the size that way, but it becomes a destructive scale.
Personally, I will continue happily using the Gimp regardless if this gets fixed or
not, but I do think people coming from a print background who are new to the Gimp will
be confused by this (i.e., having to manually calculate the resolution to change the
Thanks for reading,
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