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.
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
> >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
> >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.
> >if the image mode (on the image's "Image" menu) is set to something other
> >RGB, changing it to RGB may help.
> >If none of that helps, post the file online, and/or give us some more
> -- 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
> 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
> very happily to get your feedback on the file.
> Larry H. (via www.gimpusers.com)
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