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Re: Dot for Dot

  • Subject: Re: Dot for Dot
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 03:32:38 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.graphics.apps.gimp
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / Manchester University
  • References: <1123587886.584083.219000@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com> <dda73u$1ktc$1@godfrey.mcc.ac.uk> <1123660685.362579.53220@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com> <1123680028.468581.306260@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com> <ddd40m$j9o$1@godfrey.mcc.ac.uk> <pan.2005.>
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Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch wrote:

> In <ddd40m$j9o$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> In the GIMP 1.2.3 it only appears to change the rulers. I have played
>> with it for a few minutes, zooming in and out, trying to see the
>> behaviour of selections and snapping to pixel edges. I still don't
>> understand...
> If "dot for dot" is active then 100% means "show all pixels".  If "dot for
> dot" is not active then 100% means "show the image at a size calculated by
> a) size in pixels, b) monitor resolution and c) image resolution".
> No matter how you call the menu item, many people will have problems to
> understand the latter.

I see what you mean now. The change in the grid scale (rulers) was the only
things that caught my sight. I suppose it would have a distracting effect
to whoever attempts to figure out the impact of Dot for Dot.

Then again, one will need to have a clue about rendering to understand the
meaning of the technical phrase, which is probably day-to-day jargon to an
expert. This is definitely deceiving to an average user (unless there are
tooltips), much like the offering of different types of smoothing filters
(there is usually a default one for rookies).

Thanks for the answer,


Roy S. Schestowitz

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