2007.12.08 05:51 "[Tiff] dpi settings", by Ron Croonenberg

2007.12.09 16:33 "Re: [Tiff] dpi settings", by Andrey Kiselev

On Dec 9, 2007 6:58 PM, Bob Friesenhahn <bfriesen@simple.dallas.tx.us> wrote:

Only that it seems to be echo'd in some applications (Photoshop comes to mind, although maybe more recent versions have addressed this), and I'm therefore wondering if it's generally understood in the U.S. that cm is not a preferred metric unit, and in practice seems to be falling out of popular usage in the rest of the world.

Here in the US, the ruler that I have available is marked with inches and centimeters. Are you saying that rulers in the rest of the world are no longer marked with centimeters? If they are not marked with centimeters, then what are they marked with? A ruler marked with millimeters or meters would not be so convenient.

The vast majority of rulers here have millimeter ticks as the smallest indivisible unit, but numerical marks are in centimeters. But I should note that the unit usage depends on area of application. Here, in Russia, most part of non-technical people are using cm most of the time in normal life. That what will be used when you will come to shop to buy furniture, carpet or whatever. But every techincal specialist learns from the first lessons of the technical drawing that there are no other units except mm and everything is measured in mm only. That is what is used in large scale drawings. Meters are for small scale drawings. Centimeters practically not used at all. That is it.

For me centimeter unit is quite inconvenient for the image processing related usage. I like mm.

Best regards,


Andrey V. Kiselev
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