can't get thumbnail saved in gimp to open full size

December 10, 2013 at 16:12:54
Specs: Windows 7
I did a painting in gimp that was app. 1500 x 2400 and when finished saved. It was saved as a thumbnail and now I can't get the thumb nail to open in gimp in original size. It opens at 100% and is 1" X 1". I am using windows 7 on a Dell computer and the software or program is Gimp 2.8 Help, I don't want to paint this again. Lee

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#1
December 10, 2013 at 17:24:26
As it was saved as a thumbnail I don't think gimp will be able to bring it back to what was on the screen. Effectively the original file was thumbnail size unless you also saved a larger copy as well. If you expanded the thumbnail it would look awful.

Whatever, might as well stick around and see what others think.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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December 10, 2013 at 18:44:56
Thanks, I am not very computer literate and just operating the gimp enough to use it is a miracle. I can see this site could be very useful so thanks to all for quick reply. I am a 57 year old elementary school teacher and this is past my learning curve. Lee

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#3
December 10, 2013 at 18:51:46
It might be a good idea to practice save some quick drawings, just to see if you can get them to save at the required size (or at least not thumbnail). It won't help this time but it might help you losing your work some other time.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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