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Coping to different document without image size change

Jun 10, 2017, 21:26
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Coping to different document without image size change
This is driving me a bit crazy so I hope someone can help.

I'm using the latest version of GIMP. I want to copy a 15cm x 15cm image to a different document. Whenever I do that, it enlarges it massively to about 60cm!!! No problem you might think. Just resize it down again....but no. Whenever I do that, the detail and quality of the image is massively reduced. It definitely does not look like the 15cm image in the first document.

When I click to resize the over-enlarged image, I notice that the resolution has changed from 300 to 72. When I try to change it back to 300 and also choose a dimension of 15cm x 15cm, it won't let me. If I insist on changing it to 300, it decides the image size must be no larger than 3.6cm x 3.6cm! I don't understand why this is happening when I'm pasting an image over to a different document. Is it GIMP? Is there something I can do to prevent this from happening?
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Jun 11, 2017, 11:38
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RE: Coping to different document without image size change
This forum died quite some time back. Recently came back to life, but nobody left here to answer questions.

Many of the folk that were here have moved to
http://www.gimp-forum.net
Please ask your questions there.
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