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Resizing image resizes Canvas?

Oct 2, 2011, 01:24
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Resizing image resizes Canvas?
sup dudes
I have a canvas and it's 2048x2048
the image is 2041x2041 but there's this ugly gap on the sides and if I use the zealous crop tool it changes the canvas to 2041x2041. This aint what I want.

I want the image to be 2048 with the canvas so, I do image resize, thinkin oh this will work.

but nah, if I image resize it changes the whole canvas, I just want the image to change, and besides that if the canvas is 2048 the image resize tool will say the Image is 2048 even though the image it's self is 2041. So I guess what I'm sayin is there's a bug or something which makes the image resize tool resize the canvas instead.

So how would I go about resizing my image to fit the 2048 canvas?

thanks
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Oct 2, 2011, 22:48
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RE: Resizing image resizes Canvas?
(Oct 2, 2011 09:53)ofnuts Wrote:  
(Oct 2, 2011 01:24)Discoelf Wrote:  sup dudes
I have a canvas and it's 2048x2048
the image is 2041x2041 but there's this ugly gap on the sides and if I use the zealous crop tool it changes the canvas to 2041x2041. This aint what I want.

I want the image to be 2048 with the canvas so, I do image resize, thinkin oh this will work.

but nah, if I image resize it changes the whole canvas, I just want the image to change, and besides that if the canvas is 2048 the image resize tool will say the Image is 2048 even though the image it's self is 2041. So I guess what I'm sayin is there's a bug or something which makes the image resize tool resize the canvas instead.

So how would I go about resizing my image to fit the 2048 canvas?

thanks
It seems it's a matter of vocabulary. In Gimp the "image" is the whole thing: the canvas, layers, and also channels, paths... So the image size is the canvas size, and vice-versa. I suspect that what you call the "image" is really a "layer" in gimpspeak, So, depending on what you want to do:

1) "Image/Scale image" will extend the canvas, and scale the contents (layers, etc...)

2) "Image/Canvas size" extends the canvas, but doesn't scale contents. Once this is done, you can extend layers to cover the whole canvas using "Layer/Layer Boundary size" or more automatically "Layer/Layer to Image Size". The layer is extended with transparency or with background color (depending on its support for transparency).

Oh i see, alright thanks! Yeah I used to use Photoshop and they called the working environment the canvas, and the layer was called the image. Thanks for explaining this.
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