Printing: DPI vs PPI

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  1. RKW3

    RKW3 TPF Noob!

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    I see a lot of people saying DPI when I think they mean PPI. I came across something on google that explained the differences:

    http://www.tildefrugal.net/photo/dpi.php

    Just passing along some info.
     
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    Very good link, thank you for sharing. I had always assumed the 2 terms were interchangable. Clearly that isn't the case. I have never dealt with printing though ;-) Useful to know though :D
     
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    It is also worth noting that there is a very finite limit to the amount of PPI your printer can handle. If your source image has too high a PPI, the printer will begin to dump pixels randomly.
     
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    Good information. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Interesting, I didn't know that. Good to know.
     

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