Re: [Gimp-user] Text Problem on New Instal

On 12/19/14 15:18, Lougha wrote:
I've been using Gimp on an older Mac for a while, but recently bought a new
computer - MacBook Pro Retina, 13-inch, running Yosemite 10.10.1.

I loaded Gimp 2.8.14

When I try to work on a file, the fonts are all heavily pixelated.  

The attached screen-shot is a new file, 300 dpi, 8x5 inches.  The view is 100%.

All font's appear this way, even when I try to export the image as a JPG.  the
preview buttons also appear very fuzzy when I pull up the font menu.

Any ideas?


This looks to me like the normal anti-aliasing that you get by default,
although it's a bit difficult to tell because the Calibri font is not
on my fbsd system.  It you want a sharp transition from black to white, 
deselect the anti-aliasing box in the font tool.

What exactly do you mean by pixelated?
All text will appear pixelated if enlarged, which this image has been. 
What are you expecting it to look like?

The font box above the text indicates a size of 100 pts, 
which that text clearly is not -- assuming the rulers are set in inches.
The font tool on the left says 18 pt, which it appears to match better.

Can you post an image made with the "Sans" font, and post the image itself, 
not a screen shot?

The one thing which looks strange to me is that letters such as 'i', which 
in some fonts such as "Sans" has solely vertical and horizontal lines, 
appears anti-aliased.  Since I don't have the Calibri font I'm not sure what 
it *should* look like.  In the "Sans" font an "i" has sharp transitions from 
black to white, even with anti-aliasing on.

Exporting to jpeg will never improve pixelation issues.  In general, 
converting to jpeg will soften transitions.


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