18.12. Display

Display Preferences

This page lets you customize the way transparent parts of an image are represented, and lets you recalibrate the resolution of your monitor.

Options

Transparency

Transparency type

By default, GIMP indicates transparency using a checkerboard pattern with mid-tone checks, but you can change this if you want, either to a different type of checkerboard, or to solid black, white, or gray.

Check size

Here you can alter the size of the squares in the checkerboard pattern used to indicate transparency.

Get Monitor Resolution

When you first start GIMP, you have the opportunity to calibrate the resolution of your monitor. If you skipped this step, or want to redo it, you can do so here. Please see the Monitor Resolution setup section for an explanation of how this works.