[SOLVED] printing a .jpg

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[SOLVED] printing a .jpg

Post by jollyjack » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:55 am

Probably a stupid question but this is not an area I know much about.

I've a .jpg image that I want to print. It says it's about 80Kb, and size is 1059 x 706 pixels. I want to end up with a print of around 15cm x 10cm. GIMP confuses me. Is there a simple (simpler) program that can deal with me (old and confused)?

Thanks
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Re: printing a .jpg

Post by wallyUSA » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:03 pm

Try this: open in gimp, go to image, go to scale. Here you can change the dimensions and from pixel to cm (or inches).

EDIT: Disregard this suggestion. Try post below from Flemur.
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Re: printing a .jpg

Post by Flemur » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:05 pm

In gimp, try

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Menu->Image->Print size
Just enter the size (in inches) you want. Your image will then be 70.600 DPI.

Edit:
Try this: open in gimp, go to image, go to scale. Here you can change the dimensions and from pixel to cm (or inches).
Don't do that, it changes the pixels in the file. Just change the DPI as above to change the print size while preserving the image.
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Re: printing a .jpg

Post by jollyjack » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:27 pm

An immediate response, with just the information I needed. I'll try this tomorrow, when I've hunted out the photo paper.

Thanks, guys.

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Re: printing a .jpg

Post by phd21 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:03 pm

Hi jollyjack,

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

You might consider installing "photoprint" from the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM) and giving that a try.


Hope this helps ...
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Re: printing a .jpg

Post by jollyjack » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:18 pm

Just printed it off, using flemur's method - worked a treat. Thanks for that.

phd21, just downloaded "photoprint" - looks interesting. Thanks for the pointer.

Cheers

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