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<h3>Properties: Image</h3>
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<td>When an Image is first loaded, the default is for it to have Free Scaling or as is set in <i>File > Preferences > Tools > Image</i>.
<td>When an Image is first loaded, the default is for it to have Free Scaling, and will be imported at its "native" size, at 72 DPI (your monitor's resolution).
 
<p>Under Free Scaling the spinboxes are:
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<li><b>X-Pos</b> and <b>Y-Pos</b> - Relative position of the left upper corner of the image to the left upper corner of the frame.</li>
<li><b>X-Scale</b> and <b>Y-Scale</b> - Magnification of the image, compared to its native DPI.</li>
<li><b>X-Scale</b> and <b>Y-Scale</b> - Magnification of the image, compared to when it is at 72 DPI.</li>
<li><b>Actual X-DPI</b> and <b>Actual Y-DPI</b> - These of course are inversely related to magnification. Your monitor will still likely be showing the image at no better than 72 PPI, but this refers to the final resolution to be exported to the PDF.</li>
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<p>In many cases, we may have a more or less set frame size we wish to squeeze an entire image into, in which case choosing <b>Scale to Frame Size</b> (or <b>Adjust Image to Frame</b> from the Context menu) makes sense. Without checking <b>Proportional</b>, the image is simply stretched to fit the frame and may be quite distorted. You should find the combination of scaling to frame size (proportional) and then <b>Adjust Frame to Image</b> from the Context menu very useful for making a frame exactly the right size for your image.