Help with GIMP

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  1. MisplacedAngler

    MisplacedAngler TPF Noob!

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    When I scale a photo down, I'm seeing the grey checkerboard in the background where space was removed. It wasn't doing this before and I don't know what I changed. I've tried everything I can think of. Anyone know how to fix this.
     
  2. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    The gray checkerboard signifies transparency in Photoshop and probably does in GIMP too.
     
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    I use Gimp 2.6, with the default install. When I go to the word menu and select Image >> Scale Image...

    It doesn't leave the checkerboard background you are mentioning. Not sure if you are doing it differently, so just try opening up the image in Microsoft Picture Viewer or some other... to see if the picture has been scaled down without any border. If it doesn't, you'll need to change the Canvas Size;(also located in the Image word menu).
     
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    go to image and I think its scale to fit, or something like that.
     
  5. MisplacedAngler

    MisplacedAngler TPF Noob!

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    Thanks. This works.
     

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