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  1. John Lee

    John Lee Guest

    I tend to view most of my holiday digital images on screen, and use
    PhotoPlus 9.01 to add captions. My problem is that in order to get a
    readable size print on a full screen 1600x1200 image I have to use a minimum
    of 28 point (Arial), preferably 36 point. Very occasionally (as you would
    logically expect would always happen) the resultant caption is absolutely
    huge. I then try something sensible like 12 point and all is well. However,
    next time I try 12 point it is almost invisible and I have to revert to
    28/36 point. So I am constantly chopping and changing, and don't know where
    I am.

    Another side issue is that when I crop and readjust the size of the image
    then I have to experiment somewhere between 12 and 36 point to get an
    appropriate font size on the screen. I daresay this is to be expected.

    Does anyone else have this problem - or can suggest a remedy? Thanks.
    John Lee, Apr 30, 2006
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  2. In article <k885g.5200$>, John Lee
    <> wrote:

    > Very occasionally (as you would
    > logically expect would always happen) the resultant caption is absolutely
    > huge. I then try something sensible like 12 point and all is well.


    Are these photos the same dimensions?

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    Ed Ruf Guest

    On Mon, 01 May 2006 16:19:56 GMT, in rec.photo.digital "John Lee"
    <> wrote:

    >Yes, that's what is so mysterious. The same thing was happening with an
    >earlier verion of PhotoPlus.


    What dpi does Photoplus think these images are. It will need dpi to
    convert points which is an absolute size to a number of pixels, right?
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  4. John Lee

    John Lee Guest

    Yes, that's what is so mysterious. The same thing was happening with an
    earlier verion of PhotoPlus.

    John

    "Phil Stripling" <> wrote in message
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    > In article <k885g.5200$>, John Lee
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >> Very occasionally (as you would
    >> logically expect would always happen) the resultant caption is absolutely
    >> huge. I then try something sensible like 12 point and all is well.

    >
    > Are these photos the same dimensions?
    >
    > --
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    John Lee, May 1, 2006
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  5. John Lee

    John Lee Guest

    I am not sure how dpi could be part of the problem, as I am generally
    speaking adding the captions to full screen 1600x200 images, for viewing on
    the screen - and not printing the images.

    John

    "Ed Ruf" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Mon, 01 May 2006 16:19:56 GMT, in rec.photo.digital "John Lee"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >>Yes, that's what is so mysterious. The same thing was happening with an
    >>earlier verion of PhotoPlus.

    >
    > What dpi does Photoplus think these images are. It will need dpi to
    > convert points which is an absolute size to a number of pixels, right?
    > ________________________________________________________
    > Ed Ruf Lifetime AMA# 344007 ()
    > http://EdwardGRuf.com
    John Lee, May 1, 2006
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  6. On Mon, 01 May 2006 21:10:11 GMT, in rec.photo.digital "John Lee"
    <> wrote:

    >I am not sure how dpi could be part of the problem, as I am generally
    >speaking adding the captions to full screen 1600x200 images, for viewing on
    >the screen - and not printing the images.


    Points are an ABSOLUTE unit of measurement, ie 1/72". The program has to
    assume some DPI in order to translate an x point font in y pixels of
    measure. You might better think of this as PPI, but all the programs use
    the term DPI.
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    Dave Cohen Guest

    John Lee wrote:
    > I tend to view most of my holiday digital images on screen, and use
    > PhotoPlus 9.01 to add captions. My problem is that in order to get a
    > readable size print on a full screen 1600x1200 image I have to use a minimum
    > of 28 point (Arial), preferably 36 point. Very occasionally (as you would
    > logically expect would always happen) the resultant caption is absolutely
    > huge. I then try something sensible like 12 point and all is well. However,
    > next time I try 12 point it is almost invisible and I have to revert to
    > 28/36 point. So I am constantly chopping and changing, and don't know where
    > I am.
    >
    > Another side issue is that when I crop and readjust the size of the image
    > then I have to experiment somewhere between 12 and 36 point to get an
    > appropriate font size on the screen. I daresay this is to be expected.
    >
    > Does anyone else have this problem - or can suggest a remedy? Thanks.
    >
    >

    I'm not sure I fully understand your problem, but I would do all the
    processing and sizing before you attempt to add a caption. Add your
    caption and adjust as needed. You are aware that text is on a special
    text layer and remains editable and movable until you merge layers.
    Dave Cohen
    Dave Cohen, Sep 16, 2006
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