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Canvas size in GIMP 2.8

Sep 6, 2012, 21:55
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Canvas size in GIMP 2.8
HAving just installed 2.8 after using 2.6, I find all scanned images and existing jpeg files I created in 2.6 are displayed at ridiculously large dimensions. In 2.6, all scanned images were loaded on screen at their actual A4 size, regardless of scan resolution. In 2.8 they are loading up on screen at around 5 times the actual size - it seems I have to scale the image back down to A4 before I can start editing it?? I tested this on A4 jpeg files I created on 2.6, and they also load on screen at massively enlarged sizes. Any suggestions on how to get these images to display at their actual sizes please? Smile
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Sep 7, 2012, 17:19
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RE: Canvas size in GIMP 2.8
(Sep 7, 2012 00:22)ofnuts Wrote:  The only "actual size" is the size in pixels...

This said, Gimp 2.8 may be confused about your monitor resolution. See Edit/Preferences - > Display

Thanks for that reply - I think the problem is that the resolution on each image is showing as 72ppi - on 2.6 this seemed to automatically show the correct resolution my drawings were scanned/created at, so they showed the correct print size. As an artist, I need to see the actual canvas size so I can start creating from there, but I don't fully understand what is happpening on version 2.8... Hmm..
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