# OpenGL Linear interpolation behaviour

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Hello, if I use texture interpolation (GL_LINEAR), does OpenGL interpolate even if there is no need to (Draw a 16x16 texture to a 16x16 rect)? (Cause it currently does and I wonder if it's my fault; the tex coords look good, but maybe due to some rounding errors) Regards, Thomas

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Dont use GL_LINEAR if there is no need to use interpolation

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OpenGL does the interpolation, surely.
But if you want to draw exact quad, yo must specify exact texture coordinates.
Unfortunately, they are not 0 and 1.
Imagine, you texture width is W and height is H.
So, exact coordinates would be from 0.5/W to 1.0 - 0.5/W horizontally, and 0.5/H to 1.0 - 0.5/H vertically.

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@blizzard999: Well, this seems obvious but is a problem if you need to interpolate some parts of a texture and some not...

@Jackis: Thank you very much, that helped me a lot. The solution is really that simple. Just add an offset of 0.5f to every coordinate and you're doing fine (using endpoint-exclusive rect required). You also have to do this with the destination coords and everything works fine. I also got rid of the recommended gltranslatef(0.375, 0.375, 0.0), doesn't work reliable.

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TrueTom:
You're welcome!
I works, but it doesn't affect texturing, this trick is helpful for drawing smth in exact window positions, but not for exact texturing, you're right!

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