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Sep 9, 2011, 15:32
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Hi all

Hope someone can help me with units of measurement.

I've been trying to change GIMP's default real-world unit of measurement to mm - for over a year now. I get annoyed with the inches, try, fail to find any setting, look up online and in the manual, and eventually just give up and use Excel to do (inches*25.4).

I'm talking about the Image Properties dialog. This shows dimensions in inches, and it seems there's nothing I can do about it.

I thought I'd get round this by showing the mm x mm dimensions in the Title Bar (or status bar). No joy. I add the format code %Wx%H to the Titlebar Format (Preferences/Image Windows/Title and Status) - and just get the pixel dimension repeated! (According to the docs, the pixel dimension is the lower-case %w and %h).

This has really got me confused, and it's an obstacle as a lot of the images I do have to fit on specific paper sizes (which, in spite of being in the UK, I only know well as mm dimensions).

any ideas? Thanks!

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