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Gimp 2.7 Crop Marks

Mar 29, 2012, 04:02
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Gimp 2.7 Crop Marks
I was really happy to find that gimp 2.7 now offers the ability to add crop marks to print outs.
However, where can I find the setting for how far they should appear from the picture's edge. I want to adjust the width of the bleed, which is 0 (zero) at the moment (which is completely pointless of course).
What am I missing?

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Mar 29, 2012, 08:27 (This post was last modified: Mar 29, 2012 10:31 by rich2005.)
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RE: Gimp 2.7 Crop Marks
You will have looked in the same places as me, nothing in "Preferences" or in gimprc. The only option I can see is on or off in the print dialog.

I suppose one option would be to add a white border, don't know how that fits in with your "width of bleed"

edit: OK, thats the wrong way round, As I understand it, bleed is printing to the edge of the paper then trimming some off. I suppose that if you did have a white border you could overlay with crop marks but that is hassle and defeats full page printing. Back to adding a border.

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Mar 30, 2012, 03:46 (This post was last modified: Mar 30, 2012 03:48 by JackH79.)
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RE: Gimp 2.7 Crop Marks
Thanks for your reply rich2005.

Just to clarify what bleed and trim is: This here is a nice explanation.

So, having the crop markers at the outer edge of the picture is completely pointless and renders them useless. I can't believe that there is no way to adjust them somewhere, or is that coming with 2.8?
In that case I'm very happy to wait of course!

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Mar 30, 2012, 07:43
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RE: Gimp 2.7 Crop Marks
(Mar 30, 2012 03:46)JackH79 Wrote:  Thanks for your reply rich2005.

Just to clarify what bleed and trim is: This here is a nice explanation.

So, having the crop markers at the outer edge of the picture is completely pointless and renders them useless. I can't believe that there is no way to adjust them somewhere, or is that coming with 2.8?
In that case I'm very happy to wait of course!

Thanks very much
- Define the size you want to see in the crop marks
- Image/Canvas size
- Adjust size for crop marks
- Click "center" button to center current image inside new canvas
- Click "Resize"
- Print.

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Mar 30, 2012, 09:16
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RE: Gimp 2.7 Crop Marks
As above you can of course fake it with Gimp but it is tedious.
The crop mark function in Gimp 2.8 is in the print dialog, as far as I can see no real way of adjusting the settings.
http://i.imgur.com/ac3yg.jpg

Thanks for the reference, I did eventually realise that you were looking for marks inside the image boundaries. Just wondered how this fitted in with a borderless print where all the crop marks would be outside the printed area. I see there are little notches formed to take this into account.

Guessing that you are coming from a DP perspective. Does Scribus have this function? I don't do any DP so I do not use it. There is a printing marks function in Inkscape but it does not do negative values either. Easy enough to work around but still not a one click solution, more of a 3 click solution. http://i.imgur.com/Nj3CY.jpg

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Apr 2, 2012, 01:01
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RE: Gimp 2.7 Crop Marks
Thanks again for the replies.
@ofnuts I appreciate your advice, but your method only allows me to have the crop marks outside of the actual image. This makes even less sense than having them flush with the picture's outside border (please don't take this as a personal criticism. As I said: I appreciate the advice!)

@rich2005 So I guess, there is no way of doing it in Gimp. Even if it would work in Scribus it would just be a crutchy work around.
Weird, but as I'm apparently the only one finding this strange, it's probably just me Tongue
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