Re: [Gimp-user] Document actual size is huge and not A4 crisis please help!

This entirely depends on the dpi you are going to be printing at

A4 is about 8.27 inches wide and 11.69 inches tall.
If you print at 300 pixels per inch that means your image width would be
around 2,481 pixels wide (and 3507 pixels tall).

Do you know what print resolution you will be targeting?  Ask your printer
what they support and what you should be aiming for.
Assuming everything is scaled correctly, it shouldn't be too big a problem
to rescale down to what's desired (although you may want to let the print
shop do this for you?).

On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 11:35 AM PMan22 <forums gimpusers com> wrote:

Hi everyone,

I'm currently making a recipe book for charity in GIMP 2.10. I've made all
the pages on A4 templates. However, when measuring something today I
noticed the
results in mm were huge! This led me to realise that my documents are
880mm x 1240mm approx. I normally have it set to pixels which don't mean a
to me (I've not had any formal training in graphic design or the software)
so I
guess I didn't notice. I've already spent months on this project and the
prospect of remaking all of the pages is daunting as I have my actual work
to do
as well. The weird thing is when I copy and paste items from a page into an
actual A4 template the scale is the same. I've definitely always selected
template. Has anyone ever had this problem or know how to fix it? Is it
just a
glitch? The pages as exported JPEGS in actual size are also huge, but
again I
never noticed as they were always scaled fit to page before. Please help!!
Thanks so much in advance!

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