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6.28.  Image Properties

The “Image Properties” command opens a window that shows lots of different information for the image.

6.28.1.  Activate the Command

  • You can access this command from the image menubar through ImageImage Properties,

  • or by using the keyboard shortcut Alt+Return.

6.28.2.  Options

The properties window is divided into three tabs.  Properties” tab

Figure 15.85.  Properties” tab

Properties tab

Pixel dimensions

Shows the image height and width in pixels, that is, the physical size of the image.

Print size

Shows the size the image will have when it is printed, in the current units. This is the logical size of the image. It depends upon the physical size of the image and the screen resolution.


Shows the print resolution of the image in pixel per inch.

Color space

Shows the images color space.

File name

Path and name of the file that contains the image.

File size

Size of the file that contains the image.

File type

Format of the file that contains the image.

Size in memory

RAM consumption of the loaded image including the images journal. This information is also displayed in the image window. The size is quite different from the size of the file on disk. That is because the displayed image is decompressed and because GIMP keeps a copy of the image in memory for Redo operations.

Undo steps

Number of actions you have performed on the image, that you can undo. You can see them in the Undo History dialog.

Redo steps

Number of actions you have undone, that you can redo.

Number of pixels; Number of layers; Number of channels; Number of paths

Well counted!  Color profile” tab

Figure 15.86.  Color profile” tab

Color profile tab

This tab contains the name of the color profile the image is loaded into GIMP with. Default is the built-in “sRGB” profile.  Comments” tab

Figure 15.87.  Comments” tab

Comments tab

This tab allows you to view and edit a comment for the image.

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