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Old 05-14-2012, 09:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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QUICK! Whats dpi?

Have to mail out my submissions for a local National Exhibit tomm, and just realized that it says each photo on the disk must be 300 dpi jpegs. Well, they are jpegs, but I have no clue what the dpi thing is or how to set the pic to 200 dpi. Help?
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I know it stands for "dots per inch" and decides how many ink dots are in one square inch.

It should be a printing option I believe
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have no clue but this is something Google turned up.

How can I find the dpi for an image? I can only use an image that has a dpi of 300 for a printing company.? - Yahoo! Answers
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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dpi is a term usually used to describe a printers resolution, meaning Dots Per Inch, and typically in regard to bubble jet printers. I have actually never heard of it being used to describe a resolution for an unprinted pic.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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in photoshop you can adjust that in image size labeled as pixels per inch. then you use a printer that can print that detailed
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It is the pictures resolution. A screen resolution is 72dpi. To print something you must be at minimum of 150dpi at 100% or it will get pixelated. 300dpi is pretty common for art and photo resolution where you want to either zoom in without distorting the image or print a quality image.

You can change a resolution in programs but that doesn't always change what has been done. If you worked at a default of 72dpi, changing the resolution to 300dpi doesn't always give you 300dpi quality because you worked at 72dpi when doing the work.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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