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How to centre an image inside a larger rectangle

Jan 4, 2019, 02:42
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How to centre an image inside a larger rectangle
Hi guys.

I have an image I want to post to my Wordpress blog. To optimise load speeds, pics should be 1024x568. This image is narrow, so can't be resized to those dimensions. The best I can do is 379x568.

I'm thinking the way around this is to use Gimp to create a transparent rectangle 1024x568 and then centre my image inside it, then save it as a PNG file. However, I can't figure out how to do this.

I know it's something to do with masks, and have looked at various tutes on the web, but get so far and can't progress further. For example, I can place the 379x568 image inside the transparent mask, but can't then work out how to centre it (the image is aligned left by default, it seems).

Even if I could figure out how to centre it, I'm not sure then how to save the entire thing as a single image, saved as my pic centred inside the transparent rectangle so it loads as a 1024x568 image.

Hope that's not too garbled for you to understand. Any simple instructions gratefully accepted!

Cheers
R
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Jan 7, 2019, 09:43
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RE: How to centre an image inside a larger rectangle
As it says in the forum announcements, this forum is had been DEAD for a long time.

The spammers keep trying to take over.

Save yourself from them and go to https://www.gimp-forum.net instead
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