Wrong font size when adding text to image

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KrisR
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Wrong font size when adding text to image

Post by KrisR » Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:39 pm

I want to add text to some of my pictures that have been scanned with high resolution, typically 15-20 megapixels, but the text becomes so tiny that it is nearly invisible. I need to zoom in by e.g. a factor of 10 in order to see it.

The problem, it seems, is that the text font is set in a fixed number of pixels, and not relative to the size of the image.
This has the unfortunate consequence that even if I increase the font size to 72, the letters will appear no larger than about 5mm if I print the picture on 15x10cm photo paper. So I have no way of inserting large character text on a high resolution image.
If I resize the picture to e.g. 1 megapixel, the text appears much larger.

I think this is an unfortunate situation for XnView, and I hope not intended.
I therefore request that font size should be displayed relative to the displayed size of an image, independent of the number of pixels in the image.

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Re: Wrong font size when adding text to image

Post by xnview » Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:43 am

Right it's not good...
Pierre.

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Re: Wrong font size when adding text to image

Post by KrisR » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:38 am

Thanks for your support. I am looking forward to the next version, or perhaps MP :-)

KrisR

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