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    Default How can I import an image at its REAL size?

    Hi

    When I import images (using Xara Designer Pro v7.1) I do I the images to arrive at their actual image size (in pixels)?

    e.g. I just created an image which is 788x 953, however when I import it (using File ==> Import etc...) it arrives at 500x376! (- WTF ?!)

    With thanks

    John

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    Default Re: How can I import an image at its REAL size?

    Hi John,

    You probably have Import all photos @ 96 dpi (1:1 @ 100% zoom) checked (default). Try Utilities>Options>View tab>Bitmaps section, choose last option, 'Import @ dpi specified in image file.'
    ~Fred

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    Default Re: How can I import an image at its REAL size?

    Great - that nailed it. (I don't remember changing it previously but somehow it got set at "Resize large imported images down to 500 pixels"!)
    Thank you Fred.

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    Default Re: How can I import an image at its REAL size?

    Fred you did not change it, the default is to downsize an imported image.
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    Default Re: How can I import an image at its REAL size?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soquili View Post
    Fred ...
    ...err..a..John.
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    Default Re: How can I import an image at its REAL size?

    Sorry Fred. Old eyes and only a partially functioning brain cell to rely upon here.
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    Default Re: How can I import an image at its REAL size?

    Bill, no need for apology...I just got a chuckle after re-looking at how John ended his post with 'Thank you Fred'. I thought, hmmm... another guy named Fred.

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    Default Re: How can I import an image at its REAL size?

    Hi

    DRAT! The above solution is no longer working for me...
    I am using Xara Designer Pro X version 8.1.3, running under Window 7, with the window text size DPI set to 125% (because I have a high res screen and need reasonalby large text to read).

    It seems to be importing at "106 DPI".

    I tried changing: Utilities, Options, Bitmaps, DPI when generated from "96" ==> "106", but this didnt seem to make any difference.

    i.e. My image whose actual size is 1176 pixels wide, is imported at 1062.9 pixels wide.

    I also tried "Imort all photos at 96dpi (1:1 at 100% zoom)"
    AND "Import at the dpi specified by the image file"

    But neither options seems to make any difference.
    And once the image is imported, even if I drag it in from the bitmap gallery on the left, it STILL is arriving in the document at the wrong size.

    Is this some bug or am I doing something wrong?

    With thanks

    John

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    Default Re: How can I import an image at its REAL size?

    Quote Originally Posted by shiphen View Post
    Hi

    DRAT! The above solution is no longer working for me...
    I am using Xara Designer Pro X version 8.1.3, running under Window 7, with the window text size DPI set to 125% (because I have a high res screen and need reasonalby large text to read).

    It seems to be importing at "106 DPI".

    I tried changing: Utilities, Options, Bitmaps, DPI when generated from "96" ==> "106", but this didnt seem to make any difference.

    i.e. My image whose actual size is 1176 pixels wide, is imported at 1062.9 pixels wide.

    I also tried "Imort all photos at 96dpi (1:1 at 100% zoom)"
    AND "Import at the dpi specified by the image file"

    But neither options seems to make any difference.
    And once the image is imported, even if I drag it in from the bitmap gallery on the left, it STILL is arriving in the document at the wrong size.

    Is this some bug or am I doing something wrong?

    With thanks

    John

    P.S. Also another part of the problem is that I cant find a zoom %age then doesnt cause the image to 'ripple' if I set the pixels to "Never smooth".
    To repeat, I have set my operating systems text size DPI to 125%....

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    Default Re: How can I import an image at its REAL size?

    Why don't you just set the size explicitly after importing it?

 

 

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