Magapixel to picture size.

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  1. Artemis

    Artemis Just Punked Himself

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    Just wondering what the limits were on megapixels...e.g 1 megapixel can only go to 7x5 before it gets pixelly? Just wonderin, specially curious about 6.1
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    There are commonly recommended sizes, I don't remember them, but what people forget to consider is the viewing distance of the print.

    You could print off a 40x60 print from a one MP camera and it will look good...if viewed from far enough away.
     
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    Hi... I got a panorama: 75cmx25cm in 6.1 mega and it looks fine .. and in 6.1 on A4 you won't see pixels
     
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    WOW ty :D
     
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    Isn't 300 dpi considered the lowest resolution for quality prints?
     
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    dpi?
     
  7. jadin

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    dots per inch. say you have 1600 x 1200, that'd be 5.3 inches x 4 inches at 300 dpi, at 100 dpi it'd be 16 inches x 12 inches.

    300 is lowest recommended.

    I was more than happy with prints made at 100 dpi. I probably wouldn't print at that again just because I know what it's *supposed* to be now. I would have no quarrel with 150 dpi printing.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Jadin,

    I think you are confusing pixels with dots. DPI is how many dots per inch that a printer puts onto the paper. It has nothing to do with how many pixels the digital file is.

    Here is an excerpt from http://bobatkins.photo.net/photography/digital/digitalbasics.html

     

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