On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 12:25 PM, Jay Smith <j...@jaysmith.com> wrote:
> David,
> Thanks for that clarification.
> I made the mistake of thinking of how I do it in Photoshop which has a
> single "resize image" dialog where things are not so neatly divided as
> they are in Gimp.  In Gimp there is a "Print Size" dialog.  My bad.

Hmm, maybe this needs clarification too:

The 'print size' dialog is one way to change image resolution in GIMP
(which I discovered thanks to your mentioning it!).
The other way, which I have always used myself,
to change DPI is by using the Scale Image dialog.

(I think what you were suggesting could be done using the Scale Image dialog.)

I understand why Photoshop's resize image dialog might require two
actions (it looks like allowing 'size in inches' and 'dpi' to disagree
allows Photoshop to mediate actual printed DPI to best compromise
between the two.)
If Photoshop really requires you to do both of those steps rather than
just changing resolution, I wonder whether there is some other dialog
better for your purposes that does only require the resolution change.
I certainly hope other software like PSP manages to auto-update inch
sizes, though :)

I actually prefer the Print Size dialog now, cause it's simpler for
the purpose of tweaking dpi:)
(of course I never make prints -- I just use this to alter the way the
image is displayed :)
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