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  1. bobsanchez1

    bobsanchez1 TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for letting me join this forum. I'd love to improve my beginner's photography skills. If I may start out with a question, I'm wondering how to create 300 dpi photos. I have a Konica Minolta Z-6, 6 megapixel digital camera, and all my photos come out as 72 dpi.
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Please note that we have a search function. This issue has come up many, many times before.

    In a nutshell...the number you are referring to is Pixels Per Inch...PPI, not DPI...although a lot of people tend to use them interchangibly.

    When talking about a digital image, the PPI number isn't really important. It only controls how large the image is displayed on the screen. You could have an image that is 2400x3000 pixels at 72 PPI and an image that is 2400x3000 pixels at 300 PPI...the only difference is that the 2nd one would be huge on a monitor.
    The important part is the actual size of the image, in pixels.

    Changing the PPI is fairly simple in Photoshop, I'm not sure what software you are using. If you are going to change the PPI, be careful that you just change the PPI and don't re-sample the image and change the actual size...unless that's what you want to do.
     
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    Doug TPF Noob!

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    Fangman No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Welcome!

    Most image editing programmes have an "image size" facility. In this just select 300dpi . . . your image on a 6 meg camera will then be approx 7x5 inches instead of 24in or so. If there is a crop tool, this can be set to dimensions as well as dpi. in Photoshop and Elements.
     
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    bobsanchez1 TPF Noob!

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    Thanks. Yes, I will search through old posts in the future.:sillysmi: I am using Paint Shop Pro version 10, and wasn't aware I could change the ppi on an image.
     
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    Hi, and welcome to the forum.
     
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