Re: [Gimp-user] set Crop to Inches

2005-08-31 Thread sam ende
On Wednesday 31 August 2005 04:30, Carol Spears wrote:

 when you are looking at the computer display, you are not seeing
 inches, you are seeing pixels.  complicated stuff -- sometimes i lose
 track of where i am and what resolution i should be working at.  every
 device works better with different amounts of pixels and it really
 sucks on the user end, no matter what the application you are using.

yes, i tend to stick with the defaults as i haven't a clue really what is 
what.

sammi
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Re: [Gimp-user] set Crop to Inches

2005-08-31 Thread sam ende
On Wednesday 31 August 2005 03:48, Helen wrote:
 Whenever I try to resize a photo with the crop tool,
 I have to stop and change pixels to inches.
 How can I set inches as the default?

in preferences from the gimp menu (file/preferences) i can see that option 
for new image but not for loaded images, sorry.

sammi
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Re: [Gimp-user] set Crop to Inches

2005-08-31 Thread sam ende
On Wednesday 31 August 2005 04:30, Carol Spears wrote:

 from the Toolbox in the Preferences:
 File--Default Image, Image Size has a little radio menu next to the
 numbers windows there.  change this from pixels to the next entry
 which should be inches.

i am looking at this now, to be honest it makes no sense to me. the 
default image grid i thought did something else (god knows what though).
confusing is the grid picture upper right, without knowing anything i 
would think this menu had something to do with changing the grids on 
images (i don't use grids, can't get the hang of them either). honestly 
that menu makes no sense to me at all.

sammi
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Re: [Gimp-user] set Crop to Inches

2005-08-31 Thread Carol Spears
On Wed, Aug 31, 2005 at 09:51:49AM +0100, sam ende wrote:
 On Wednesday 31 August 2005 04:30, Carol Spears wrote:
 
  from the Toolbox in the Preferences:
  File--Default Image, Image Size has a little radio menu next to the
  numbers windows there.  change this from pixels to the next entry
  which should be inches.
 
 i am looking at this now, to be honest it makes no sense to me. the 
 default image grid i thought did something else (god knows what though).
 confusing is the grid picture upper right, without knowing anything i 
 would think this menu had something to do with changing the grids on 
 images (i don't use grids, can't get the hang of them either). honestly 
 that menu makes no sense to me at all.
 
the grid is changed via Preferences--Default Grid

this question was about how the rules measure the image.  if you can
work in pixels, i recommend it.

carol

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Re: [Gimp-user] set Crop to Inches

2005-08-31 Thread Sven Neumann
Hi,

Helen [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

Whenever I try to resize a photo with the crop tool,
I have to stop and change pixels to inches.
How can I set inches as the default?

The crop tool should respect the unit used for the current
display. You can set that unit in the statusbar at the bottom of the
image window. I can't try right now if the crop tool gets this right.
So please report back if this doesn't work for you.


Sven
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Re: [Gimp-user] set Crop to Inches

2005-08-30 Thread Carol Spears
On Tue, Aug 30, 2005 at 10:48:51PM -0400, Helen wrote:
 Whenever I try to resize a photo with the crop tool,
 I have to stop and change pixels to inches.
 How can I set inches as the default?

from the Toolbox in the Preferences:
File--Default Image, Image Size has a little radio menu next to the
numbers windows there.  change this from pixels to the next entry
which should be inches.

if you have problems later in your life as a graphic artist, you might
need to twiddle with the X and Y resolution as well (found in Advanced
Options on the same Preference menu).

i think pixels is the default as it is the most honest.  color
printers like the resolution to be 300 pixels per inch and web sites are
better with 72 pixels/inch.

when you are looking at the computer display, you are not seeing inches,
you are seeing pixels.  complicated stuff -- sometimes i lose track of
where i am and what resolution i should be working at.  every device
works better with different amounts of pixels and it really sucks on the
user end, no matter what the application you are using.

carol

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