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How to make a 4 x 6

Jul 17, 2013, 01:00
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How to make a 4 x 6
How do I make a 4 x 6 picture? I went to resize and converted to inches. i then put in 4 x 6, but it kept popping back to 4 x 4.
I have never used this program before, and I thought it looked easy, but I am evidently not doing something right.
The picture itself looks like a rectangular picture before I pulled it up in Gimp.
If someone could help me step by step for this first time, I would appreciate it. Thanks.
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Jul 17, 2013, 05:33 (This post was last modified: Jul 17, 2013 05:34 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: How to make a 4 x 6
go to Image > Canvas Size...

Look for the chain-link icon next to the Width and height numbers, click it so its separated
Then click on the "pixels" on the right of that. That is your unit of measure, change this to

"inches"
Last, type for width: 4, height: 6

It will change the image/canvas size to 4x6. Then you can scale your image using the scale tool to match it best to the size.

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Jul 17, 2013, 15:54
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RE: How to make a 4 x 6
(Jul 17, 2013 05:33)iForStyle007 Wrote:  go to Image > Canvas Size...

Look for the chain-link icon next to the Width and height numbers, click it so its separated
Then click on the "pixels" on the right of that. That is your unit of measure, change this to

"inches"
Last, type for width: 4, height: 6

It will change the image/canvas size to 4x6. Then you can scale your image using the scale tool to match it best to the size.
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Jul 17, 2013, 15:57
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RE: How to make a 4 x 6
i did that and all it did was cut off part of the image. I went to the scale tool and the image went away completely. I have tried this several times and I keep getting same results, so I am doing something wrong.
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Jul 17, 2013, 16:10
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RE: How to make a 4 x 6
Is there a way I can attach a screenshot to this forum?
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Jul 17, 2013, 20:04
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RE: How to make a 4 x 6
   
(Jul 17, 2013 19:11)ofnuts Wrote:  Hit "Reply" (because you need the full post composer for this), then below the editor window, use "Browse" to select you image on your disk, then "Add attachment" to upload it.

    I think this is it, hope so
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Jul 17, 2013, 20:05
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RE: How to make a 4 x 6
(Jul 17, 2013 20:04)PattiChati Wrote:  
(Jul 17, 2013 19:11)ofnuts Wrote:  Hit "Reply" (because you need the full post composer for this), then below the editor window, use "Browse" to select you image on your disk, then "Add attachment" to upload it.

I think this is it, hope so

    this is what it is supposed to be
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Jul 17, 2013, 23:57
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RE: How to make a 4 x 6
       
I am sorry, but I just don't understand the rato aspect of it, I don't know how to figure ratiosWhen I change the canvas size it is okay, as soon as I go to crop tool and hit 4 x 6, the whole picture disappears.
I don't have the area where the blue checkmark is
This is maddening because I was hoping to make different sizes.
My page just has rulers. This shouldn't be that complicated.
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Jul 18, 2013, 01:29
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RE: How to make a 4 x 6
I appreciate your help, but I really don't understand what you are saying, it is way over my head. I think i will google and see if I can find an easier photo program. Thanks so much.
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Jul 18, 2013, 16:40
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RE: How to make a 4 x 6
(Jul 17, 2013 23:57)PattiChati Wrote:  I don't know how to figure ratios

How? thats like 3rd grade math...
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Jul 18, 2013, 18:20
Post: #11
RE: How to make a 4 x 6
Don't worry about the math. All you need to understand is that you're trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Your photo is not the right shape to make a 4 x 6 print. You need to crop it to get the right shape. See if this video tutorial helps: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXZF_mPL_tI

Where the video uses 2:3, you will type 4:6. If the ratios don't make sense to you, then just trust us and type "4:6" because we said so. Once you've done it a few times it will start to make sense.

Once you've cropped the photo to the right shape (which is to say, the correct aspect ratio) then you can use Image/Print Size as described above to enter the size 4 inches by 6 inches. GIMP is not an easy program, but it's worth the effort so hang in there.
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Jul 18, 2013, 23:58
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RE: How to make a 4 x 6
(Jul 18, 2013 00:37)ofnuts Wrote:  For the missing area: "Windows/Dockable dialogs/Tool options". Make sure it crops the image, and not the active layer.

PattiChati, if you do come back(I hope you do), in addition to acmespaceship's video reference about cropping,

Here is how to turn on the windows specifically "tools"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy5GpaJXz5o&t=1m54s



Your cropping issue could be cross-programs, so it helps if you know how to scale your picture properly. good luck!
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