Larry, At what physical dimensions are you trying to print the text? The document should be at least above 200 DPI @ whatever physical dimension, to avoid obvious pixelation (assuming you do have antialiasing enabled).
If you want to email the XCF to me, I can take a quick look at it. Marc Marc Carson Email: m...@marccarson.com On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 1:06 PM, Larry H. <for...@gimpusers.com> wrote: > >On 01/12/2010 02:33 PM, Larry H. wrote: > >> When I use the text tool, the output is noticeably pixelated. How can I > >> prevent that? > >> > >> I am learning to use GIMP 2.6 on a Windows XP professional machine, a > Dell. > >> > > > > > >It'd be helpful if you could post the file online somewhere and send us a > >link, so we can see it. But as a guess: have you checked the > "Antialiasing" > > >checkbox, in the Text toolbox/palette? And, is your zoom level (on the > >image's "View" menu) set to ~100%? If you're zoomed way in it may look > >pixelated, even though at the actual size (100%) it really is smooth. > Also, > > >if the image mode (on the image's "Image" menu) is set to something other > than > >RGB, changing it to RGB may help. > > > >If none of that helps, post the file online, and/or give us some more > details. > > > > > > -- Thanks for your quick response! I checked on the things you mentioned: > 1) Antialiasing is checked. What is > "Force auto-hinter"? > 2) Zoom level is set to 100% And the pixilation shows up in prints as > well. > I export to JPEG and print, because when I try to print from GIMP it just > gives me a tiny thumbnail. > 3) The image mode is set to RGB. > 4) Do you have a suggestion what URL I could post this online. I'll do > that > very happily to get your feedback on the file. > > Thanks. > Larry H. (via www.gimpusers.com) > _______________________________________________ > Gimp-user mailing list > Gimp-user@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU > https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user >
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