image resizing better with Word 10 than Gimp?

Subject: image resizing better with Word 10 than Gimp?
From: "Rebecca Edmondson" <beckyed -at- rcn -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 10:04:38 -0400

I am hoping someone can explain this mystery to me: I've discovered that
Word 10 does a way better job of resizing jpgs than Gimp. My target jpgs are
illustrations of an instrument with some fairly fine detail, but they are
too big-I need to reduce them from 18 inches wide to 5 inches wide.



If I insert the original image into a Word file, it comes in at 6 inches
(35% of its size) and with all the detail preserved. If I grab a screenshot
of it with Hypersnap, the screenshot looks great.



If I open the image in Gimp and scale it to 6 inches, then open the scaled
image in Word, it's fuzzy.



Anyone able to explain this?



Thanks!

Becky




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