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Help with Views

Jan 26, 2012, 15:38
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Help with Views
Hello Everyone,

I am a complete newbie to all of this, so please be patient! Smile

I am trying to create a very simple collage of photos which will hopefully eventually be used as an image to have printed on a personalised shoulder bag, so as you can imagine i want to keep the quality of the images as high as possible.

I have created a blank canvass in Gimp which is the same size as the space available for personalising, which is 37.5cm by 28cm, and then i set the screen to show 100%.

This may be a really stupid question, and i apologise in advance if it is! but when the screen is set to show 100% size should the cm's on screen be the actual size of cm's - like on a ruler?

Please help as like i said i need this image to be as high quality as possible and wanted to be able to see an accurate image on screen before i send it off to the company to print on the bag for me.

Hope this all makes sense, any help will be much a ppreciated!

Thanks,
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Jan 26, 2012, 17:44
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RE: Help with Views
(Jan 26, 2012 16:26)ofnuts Wrote:  There are no stupid questions, and yours is very common given the number of times it was asked here in some form or other. See:

http://gimpforums.com/thread-basic-scaling-question
http://gimpforums.com/thread-help-text-p...-on-screen
http://gimpforums.com/thread-changing-re...on-in-gimp

If you don't find your answer there or need more information for your specific case just ask again...

Please read the links, which I am sure will be good for the soul.

For a quick fix, use the View Menu -> then turn off 'dot for dot'
The canvas you made, 37.5 cm x 28 cm will be displayed as 'real size' providing you are at 100%.

Of course, unless you have a monitor greater than about 40cm x 30 cm you will only see part of your image without scrolling, but a centimetre on the screen will be a centimetre.

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Jan 26, 2012, 18:56 (This post was last modified: Jan 26, 2012 18:57 by rich2005.)
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RE: Help with Views
Quote:Yes, but that won't be a centimeter when printing, ...

yep, but that was not the op's question

Quote:...but when the screen is set to show 100% size should the cm's on screen be the actual size of cm's - like on a ruler?...

Hopefully the op will read your links and create a suitably sized image for printing (gets calculator out) maybe 4000 pix x 3760 pix although for printing on a bag I would think a smaller image would be ok.

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