I am want to create a new image in Gimp in A4 size. When I click on template, I can’t choose A4 or any other format except A0.

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Before, it allowed me to choose any format.

How can I fix this?

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    Welcome to Graphic Design SE. Can you please edit your question to specify what you mean by “I can’t choose A4”? For example, does it not show in the drop-down menu, or does it show, but clicking it has no effect? – Wrzlprmft Jun 23 at 15:36

I can't replicate the problem. For me the template dropdown has A4 available. I don't know why you don't have that option available. Perhaps you might want to consider re-installing the lastest version just to make sure, or if you feel so inclined, you can have a look at the templaterc file stored in the program directory. You can add templates in there by editing the file in a text editor.

However it doesn't matter really, since you can just create your own custom size anyway.

To manually create an A4 canvas, type a height of 297mm, and a width of 210mm. Note in the screenshot below there has been some rounding of the sizes due to the fact that one pixel is the smallest unit in a raster image, but it's only a few hundredths of a millimetre and therefore insignificant.

For example

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    The templates are user-configurable and stored in a user-specific templaterc, as such the state survives re-installs. Adding, removing and editing them is usually done via the Templates dialog, see docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-template-dialog.html - and there's an issue report about the inability to update or restore the user-specific templates: gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gimp/issues/1347 – Michael Schumacher Jun 23 at 18:50
  • @MichaelSchumacher Hmm . . but then you could just delete the templaterc file after uninstalling, and before reinstalling. I managed to locate a couple on my own computer, one in %APPDATA% and another one in the program folder under GIMP 2\etc\gimp\2.0. Looks like the directories can become a bit of a mess if you don't delete old left over folders after an uninstall. – Billy Kerr Jun 23 at 19:03
  • You're not supposed to delete anything there yourself, that's the point. – Michael Schumacher Jun 23 at 19:19
  • @MichaelSchumacher Yes, but if you want a totally clean reinstall, then it might be desirable. – Billy Kerr Jun 23 at 20:38

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