Question about Gimp for photo editing

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I am using Gimp to edit photos to add a tag line. I have no idea why this happens and would like ideas if you know- no matter when or how many photos I download to edit I never get to use the same size font.

Ex- yesterday I downloaded a photo and used a font size of 48 to add my tag line. It is pretty legible. The other day I used a font size of 18 and it came out about the same size. Tonight I had to use a font size of 150px to even see the individual words.

I always use the same font.

I compress the photos before downloading if that makes a difference.

It's just a bit annoying to have to play with the font size every single time.

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Thanks! Generally the photos are random sizes after cropping. It surprised me that the smaller the photo size is the larger the font has to be.

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I have never used it either, but in paint shop I need to adjust font size for photo size. I try to always post on Facebook images that are 1200 pixel wide. Good resolution for sharing. But on the blog they need to be 640 pixels wide. 

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Are all your photos the same size?  I have never used Gimp, but if I use different sized images, I always have to adjust my fonts accordingly.

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