"real size" and print size

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zarlan
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"real size" and print size

Post by zarlan »

Continuing from viewtopic.php?f=82&t=43399
As it's a bit of a separate issue, I figured it may be better to deal with it in a separate thread, however.
xnview wrote: Thu May 19, 2022 5:39 pm"real size" is not 100%, your photo will be displayed with same as print size
…meaning it isn't real size.
Also, "real size", "actual size" and "100% zoom", all mean the exact same thing.

To have "real size" display the print size, is deeply confusing and misleading. It should instead be called "print size", to more properly reflect what it actually is

…and how is print size determined, anyway, if it isn't based on pixels?
Granted, for photos where the dpi (or dpi equivalent) of the camera is included in the metadata, or maybe in images where the same is done (based on the dpi of the monitor of the person who created it? I suppose that could make some sense?) …but most images don't have any such thing.
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Re: "real size" and print size

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in Photoshop, it's called 'real size' too
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Re: "real size" and print size

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xnview wrote: Mon May 23, 2022 8:07 amin Photoshop, it's called 'real size' too
Other people doing something wrong, doesn't make it any more right, sensible, or coherent.