shrinking images always involves some form of
smoothing, and some amount of sharpening afterwards
is generally useful. i usually do this:
[Image] -> [Scale Image...]
in the dialog set widths
Quality interpolation -> Cubic (Best)
i think the interpolation method (linear versus cubic)
is probably not critical for shrinking an image,
but don't select "none."
then once the image is scaled:
[Filters] -> [Enhance] -> [Unsharp Mask...]
then in Unsharp Mask:
Amount: 0.50 to 1.00
use the Preview checkbox to compare before/after.
beware: excess Amounts sometimes make the image seen snappier
at first glance, but have a cheap videotape look to them
compared with the original.
i found this set of pages very helpful when i was
starting to work with scanners and such.
On Feb24 15:46, Martin Nordholts wrote:
> Andrea Linville wrote:
> > I have been having a heck of a time trying to shrink
> > my screenshots to smaller pics without making them
> > look very VERY fuzzy and unfocused. What can a rather
> > unexperienced user of GIMP do to help avoid this when
> > attempting to resize pictures?
> > Thank you in advance...
> > Andrea
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> It is often enough to just Filter -> Enhance -> Sharpen... after scaling
> down to make the scaled down version look much better.
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