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5.3. Dot for Dot

The Dot for Dot command enables and disables “Dot for Dot” mode. If it is enabled (checked) and the zoom factor is 100%, every pixel in the image is displayed as one pixel on the screen. If it is disabled, the image is displayed at its “real” size, the size it will have when it is printed.

The example below will illustrate this. Imagine the following image properties:

  • Image size: 100x100 pixels

  • Image resolution: 300dpi (dots per inch)

  • Image displayed with Zoom=100%, “Dot for Dotenabled: 100x100 pixels

  • Image displayed with Zoom=100%, “Dot for Dotdisabled:

For Dot for Dot mode to work properly, the resolution of the image must be the same as the screen resolution in the Preferences menu.

Enabling this mode is recommended if you are working on icons and web graphics. If you are working on images intended to be printed, you should disable Dot-for-Dot mode.

5.3.1. Activating the Command

  • You can access this command from the image menubar through ViewDot for Dot.

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