Re: [Gimp-user] Book cover image density /resolution etc..

Hi Mark,

I think you are trying something impossible. 300 dpi = 300 dots per inch
(or better ppi = pixel per inch). If your book is 6x9 your image bust be
(6x300)x(9x300) = 1800x2700 pixel. Every thing else will not work! You
can't change the dpi without changing the number of pixel and the other way


Am Di., 4. Feb. 2020 um 13:58 Uhr schrieb Mark Banschbach, OFS via
gimp-user-list <gimp-user-list gnome org>:

Greetings all,
I am a noob where Gimp is concerned.   I have used it as a photo editor on
a fairly cursory level and absolutely love it.  UNTIL, I decided to try to
use it to design the cover for my first book.
I tried, I tested and stretched and ran myself mad trying to get it to do
what I wanted and in the end I gave up and gave it to someone else to do in
Photoshop because it was a quick fix and I only have a limited amount of
spare time I can dedicate to these projects.
I am now preparing to publish my second book and I am back to the same
issues I was having before..
I have a Hi Definition JPG  image ( I am currently away from the image or
I could provide the resolution)  that I have attempted to put into GIMP and
the book cover I have is 6x9 inch cover, and the image needs to be a
minimum of 300 dpi and when I go in to adjust the size of the image
according to the instructions I have, (entering the dpi level in the X and
then the cover size in the appropriate location,  it resets the DPI level
to something smaller.
I had this same issue before. but could not get around it..   I spent
hours going over how to interlace multiple images and it would cause a
sane man to go mad...
And so I am hoping that I can get some help in figuring out this process.
Thanks in advance..
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