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Scaling

I am creating a photo montage using layers. I rotate, crop and resize images before I import them. I note, however, that the imported image size is not the same as that which I originally set. For example, an image that I resized to 42 centimetres wide imports as 37.5 centimetres, and another whose height was 12.5 centimetres imports as 9.37 centimetres. Both are three-quarters the size I saved them. Is there an explanation for this?

Moving images

I note that when I initially import an image, I can move it easily and smoothly. Returning to an image after importing other images, say, the image stutters in its movement and there is a delay in redrawing and it is difficult to position precisely. What is the explanation and is there a way to overcome it?

Borders

I should like to create a white border around some images so that they stand out over other images behind them. Is there a method by which I can precisely centre an image over a larger background to create a required border size?

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I don't know if this help, but I have experience some of this at times.

I have found that the "quality" option if not set to 100 makes changes to jpg. Sometimes I forget to uncheck or check the "aspect ratio" when changing resize or canvas size, then I do a bunch of work not realizing this (face palm).

When I get a huge lag doing a project, I realize that my computer has a very small brain (celeron D) and it becomes very slow, thus my patience is tested. SO, whatever I am doing it really uses up the CPU power and creates the lag.

Take a look at the tutorial on Polaroids, montage, also someone did a great tutorial on a filmstrip, another fav. Create the border you want, save it for future use.

Some one will come along here and give more tips that will make mine become irrelevant.

good luck

2:58 am that might something to think about too.

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Scaling

I am creating a photo montage using layers. I rotate, crop and resize images before I import them. I note, however, that the imported image size is not the same as that which I originally set. For example, an image that I resized to 42 centimetres wide imports as 37.5 centimetres, and another whose height was 12.5 centimetres imports as 9.37 centimetres. Both are three-quarters the size I saved them. Is there an explanation for this?

Yep. I bet the pixel size is the same, is it not? That's because you're importing them at a different resolution than you saved them at. Unless you're planning on printing them, there's no need to worry about it.
Moving images

I note that when I initially import an image, I can move it easily and smoothly. Returning to an image after importing other images, say, the image stutters in its movement and there is a delay in redrawing and it is difficult to position precisely. What is the explanation and is there a way to overcome it?

I've never experienced this, but I imagine it's because since you've imported more images, it adds a significant RAM load.
Borders

I should like to create a white border around some images so that they stand out over other images behind them. Is there a method by which I can precisely centre an image over a larger background to create a required border size?

You can use the Align Objects plugin to do that, but if you just want a white border, give the Outline Objects plugin a try. Both are available in the plugin forum. Use http://searchpaint.net to take a look. :-)

 

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