Re: [Gimp-developer] [Gimp-user] Gimp pdf export turns high res xcf into low res file and distorts text

On Sat, 2012-11-17 at 12:59 -0800, Kamilla Elliott wrote:
> when I exported it to pdf, it was teeny tiny--about 2 inches by 1 inch

Check that "File->Print Size" is plausible. It might be that it's using
the size from one of the images you pasted.

Always work at either the final resolution or (much better if your
computer is up to at) twice that resolution. So if you want to end up
with 600dpi, ideally you'd work at 1200dpi in GIMP and resize as the
very last step, *after* saving as xcf.gz.

The reason for going double is that processing images tends to reduce
quality (it's like food!). The reason for starting at the target
resolution or higher is that image software can't invent extra detail
for higher resolution.

If you have performance problems, save your work often as .xcf
or .xcf.gz (same but smaller files).

When it comes to printing, depending on the platform, File->Page Setup
may or may not make a difference.


Liam Quin - XML Activity Lead, W3C,
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