>bumpkin <for...@gimpusers.com> wrote: > >> The graphics guy sent me our logo as a .jpg so I created a new file with the >> appropriate dimensions in the lasest GIMP for windows. I imported and scaled >> down the logo to the appropriate size and placed it at the top, finished >> adding the text, combined the layers and exported as a .tiff for the printer. >> The logo and text resolution on the print out was terrible... I tried printing >> it in the original GIMP format and as jpeg... same quality. >> >> I then tried created the same add in Word 2007 and the image and text quality >> was excellent :( I am a linux user and was rather frustrated and confused when >> Word produced better print quality than GIMP. Any explanation or help greatly >> appreciated. Thanks > >Your problem is obviously a problem of resolution, especially when you >compare a raster application like GIMP to a vectorial application like >Word. What were your "appropriate sizes"? I suspect you appreciated them >on your screen at 100 dpi, while your printer needs at least 300 dpi. > >Thanks for the reply. First I created a document to be the size of the entire quarter page ad, 3.75" by 4.75". Then, I opened the .jpeg of the logo and dragged the corner to scale it to be slightly more narrow than the width of the add while maintaining the approximate aspect ratio. I used the same process to recreate the ad in Word 2007 and it printed and the quality I was expecting. Whereas, in GIMP, both the text and logo were printed at a much lower resolution.
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