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Setting New Image Size

Dec 27, 2011, 17:32
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Setting New Image Size
Surprised I could not turn this up in the Search. Whenever I open a new image to resize it, it does not change size, but sometimes I have seen it larger than this standard size. I need more space for my work, I dont like working with Zoom, or small print. How can I fix setting new image size so the entire background will increase?

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Dec 27, 2011, 23:14 (This post was last modified: Dec 27, 2011 23:17 by Pl3th0r4x.)
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RE: Setting New Image Size
(Dec 27, 2011 22:36)ofnuts Wrote:  Planning an adequate image size from the start is fundamental when working with bitmap images.


This is what I mean, the background.

If I set it at 600x400, 800x600, or 1024x768 pixels, the background is always physically the same size. It is only different if I save it as these sizes and then they are bigger or smaller in my folder. Then the end result where ever I share the image is at the size I saved it as "new image".

This is why I ask why it happens when setting new image size? Because I need more physical room while I work. I think there have been times they change, maybe not, if not then maybe mine is defective. Should I reinstall? Thank you.

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Dec 28, 2011, 00:27
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RE: Setting New Image Size
OK, thanks for your responses, I do appreciate them.

What I mean is

1.) I click: File > New
2.) I have several options (i.e. 600x400, 800x600, 1024x768 pixels etc)
3.) I choose 600x400 pixels and I get about a 5 inch by 8 inch space of white screen to work with.
4.) If I choose 800x400 pixels I get about a 5 inch by 8 inch white space to work with.
5.) If I choose 1024x768 pixels, I get about a 5 inch by 8 inch white space to work with.

I would like to have more white space to work with, but any option I choose, I get the same size of "physical" room, or work space (default white background).

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Dec 29, 2011, 01:40
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RE: Setting New Image Size
It changes if I set the new image with inches-- rather than "pixels". The white background enlarges.

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Jan 7, 2012, 01:33 (This post was last modified: Jan 7, 2012 02:29 by Pl3th0r4x.)
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RE: Setting New Image Size
**UPDATE** Sigh.. once again, right after posting I found the answer to my question. Mid-bottom right of the white background> there is 50% to 100% and then even higher. So thats what I have been looking for since the start of this thread. I actually learned that right in the beginning of using Gimp. Well, now everyone knows!

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Alright heres the deal. I really need a large picture. I know Gimp 'automatically' resizes a new image so it fits into a space. But really I want to work on a large Image and Gimp just isnt giving me enough room to work with.

Here is on a 19" monitor and these are the dimensions I am using, and this is how much white space Gimp is giving me to work with. (The same goes for Pixels, this is in inches):

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This doesnt happen on your Gimp?

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Jan 7, 2012, 18:27
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RE: Setting New Image Size
I want to make an image that is the physical same size as my monitor. Everytime I set a "new image size", it was opening as a small white background size, and I couldn't work with that because the actual image was going to have to be as big as my desktop space. So I kept trying to make the image bigger and bigger! Only to have the same size white background opening up. If I make it the right size and set it to 100% (because Gimp will automatically resize anything over a certain amount of pixels), then I can work on a large white background.

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