5 Replies Latest reply on Sep 6, 2007 6:14 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Canvas size in centimeters and inches doesn't work?.!

    tilen11
      When i select a canvas size based on centimeters (or inches) it creates a huge canvas. For expamle 1cm shows as 118 pixels, which is way to much. 10×10 cm is a huge screen. But aspect between inches and centimeters seems to be correct. What am i missing?

        • 1. Re: Canvas size in centimeters and inches doesn't work?.!
          Level 7
          On Wed, 5 Sep 2007, tilen11 wrote

          >When i select a canvas size based on centimeters (or inches) it
          >creates a huge canvas. For expamle 1cm shows as 118 pixels, which is
          >way to much. 10?10 cm is a huge screen. But aspect between inches and
          >centimeters seems to be correct. What am i missing?

          Probably because you have the Resolution on "Canvas Size" set to 118
          pixels/cm.
          --
          Richard Mason
          http://www.emdpi.com
          • 2. Re: Canvas size in centimeters and inches doesn't work?.!
            tilen11 Level 1
            You are right. When i go to Modify>Canvas>Image size, it was set to 300pixels/inch. But i don't get why it was set like this?, and how do i know how many pixels in cm/inch?
            In Fireworks 8 it used to work perfectly, if wanted to create artwork 10×10 cm i had no problems.
            • 3. Re: Canvas size in centimeters and inches doesn't work?.!
              tilen11 Level 1
              Oh i think image size is for print resolution. I see now when i try to create a new document it says 'Resolution :118 pixels/cm'. I want to create a flyer 10×10 cm. How can i do that?

              Thanks
              • 4. Re: Canvas size in centimeters and inches doesn't work?.!
                Level 7
                On Thu, 6 Sep 2007, tilen11 wrote

                >Oh i think image size is for print resolution. I see now when i try to
                >create a new document it says 'Resolution :118 pixels/cm'. I want to
                >create a flyer 10?10 cm. How can i do that?

                You set the width and height to 10 cm and then choose a resolution to
                give a size in pixels.

                If you choose a resolution of 10 pixels/cm and a width of 10 cm then the
                image (canvas) width will be 10 pixels/cm * 10 cm = 100 pixels wide.

                If you choose a resolution of 150 pixels/cm and a width of 10 cm the
                image (canvas) width will be 150 pixels/cm * 10 cm = 1500 pixels wide.
                The combinations are infinite.

                When the image is saved the "resolution" you use is stored in the
                resulting graphics file (but not in a GIF file) as a number of dots per
                inch, i.e. pixels per inch, so the print software knows how large to
                print the image.

                What you actually choose as a final image size resulting from a given
                resolution and width/height is entirely up to you. It really has nothing
                to do with the "quality" of whatever image you eventually create.
                http://www.emdpi.com/imagedpi.html
                Resolution for a graphic only tells you something about the quality
                (amount of detail) of the image if you know that the image came from a
                scanner.

                --
                Richard Mason
                http://www.emdpi.com
                • 5. Re: Canvas size in centimeters and inches doesn't   work?.!
                  Level 7
                  tilen11 wrote:
                  > Oh i think image size is for print resolution. I see now when i try
                  > to create a new document it says 'Resolution :118 pixels/cm'. I want
                  > to create a flyer 10?10 cm. How can i do that?

                  If you want to create a flyer then Fireworks is completely the wrong
                  tool for the job for a variety of reasons. Fireworks is for creating
                  screen based graphics, period. That's all it was designed to do.

                  You should use an application that is tailored to print work like
                  Illustrator or InDesign. If you have neither and just got Fireworks
                  standalone, there are cheaper alternative software than AI or ID that
                  can do the job much better than Fireworks.

                  --
                  Stéphane Bergeron
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