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  1. outdoorlover

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    I just received a new D50 for Christmas and am now trying to learn to fix my pics with PS ver8.
    When I go to image size it shows only 300 DPI. Is this normal or is there a way to change it?? It seems pretty low for a good print.
    I am in JPEG fine mode, thats all I really know for now.
    Thanks for any help.
    Dennis
     
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    300 DPI is the standard for photo quality. You really don't need to print higher than that, and you probably won't find a lab printing higher than that anyway.

    You can always change the dpi in photoshop by going to image/image size. Be sure to uncheck the "resample" button, so you don't alter the pixel resolution and resize the image. (unless of course you want to resize the image)
     
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    "Image" menu, "Image Size ..." option and you can set the resolution.
     
  4. outdoorlover

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    Thanks for the replies. I was hoping that that was a normal size.
    And yes, I will want to sometimes print 8X10' and I hope a little bigger also.
    Is this the same area that I will be working in?
    And would I change the DPI or put in the actual size I want to print?
    Thanks again for the help
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    You want to print at 300 dpi, for the most part. Check with the printer you inted to use of course. To print an 8x10", you'll need to crop off 2" from your photo. The aspect ratio is 2:3, which is 8x12". I would use the crop tool. Set the dimensions to 8in and 10in, and the dpi to 300.
     
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    the epsons at school print at 360 dpi.
     

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