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21 May 2015   #1

Windows 7 32bit
Software with smaller pixel-size than MS paint?

Hello everyone

This might be a really obvios question to some in here, but I would like to know anyway.

When you use the 'pen' in MS paint and colour one pixel in 100% zoom, does that equal one pixel on the screen?

Is there a software, Paint Shop Pro fx. that can colour smaller pixels, and make more detailed pictures?

Hope my questions makes sense. Thank you for answering.

Best regards

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21 May 2015   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Not sure I follow your questions, but here's my thinking.

A pixel is a pixel, whether you are at 100% zoom or 1200%. At 1200 percent, it will simply appear larger on your screen.

So, yes to your first question.

As to your second question, I don't quite follow it and don't know what you mean by "smaller pixels". All pixels on your screen should be the same size. None are "smaller" than others. If you can color one, you should be able to color any, though it obviously helps to zoom in considerably so the pixel APPEARS larger.

I haven't used Paint in 20 years and have no idea about its functionality or how clumsy it might be. Maybe you can't zoom in sufficiently so that you can easily color a single pixel?
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22 May 2015   #3

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Not sure but depending on the images ppi = pixels per inch or dpi = dots per inch
Dots per inch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

One pixel :/
Pen tool is brush size that can be adjusted to different widths...
I would suggest using a real photo editing program and not M$ Paint for serious editing controls,

There is a PaintNet free program along with free GIMP that are pretty good.
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22 May 2015   #4

Windows 7 32bit

So I think my question is: Is there any editing software with higher DPI than MS Paint?

I tried PaintNET and, both with same DPI as MS Paint.
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22 May 2015   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Would Gimp work for you? its free and you can get from GIMP - Downloads
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22 May 2015   #6

Windows 7 32bit

Thank you

I have just tried it, same DPI as the others.

I guess that you cannot draw smaller than a pixel?

Because then the "picture" would not be visible in 100%, since the screen cannot display smaller than a pixel, right?
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22 May 2015   #7

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Dpi or ppi depends on the image,
If creating an image it depends on the settings of the project file otherwise you'd have to resample the image keeping the original size but adding more pixels to it
I believe a screen capture and pasting in paint is a 120 dpi or ppi image

In GIMP you create a new project or new image,
Resolution under Advanced options,
Make it what ever you want 300.000 is 300 ppi or dpi
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22 May 2015   #8

Windows 7 32bit

It still does not change anything.

If it is 1 or if it is 4000 in X and Y resolution.

The pixels are still the same size.
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22 May 2015   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

If you alter the screen resolution of your monitor to a greater resolution than it is set now then the actual individual pixel will get smaller. Similarly if you set your screen resoluion to 800 x 600 the usual setting if you boot up in safe mode then the pixels will appear bigger.
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22 May 2015   #10

Windows 7 32bit

"The values in the X resolution and Y resolution fields relate mainly to printing: they do not affect the size of the image in pixels, but they may determine its physical size when it is printed."

Ahh, that is why! I can only see the difference, when it is printed.

So there is no software, where is it possibe to see the difference then?
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