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When we design for Web, we use 72PPI (Pixels per inch), So if you want to save a document using 200PPI settings then use Save As and don't use Save For Web


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dpi comes into play when printing. It stands for dots per inch. In your example, at 200 dpi and 500x500 pixels, the resulting image would print at 2.5x2.5 inches. (500/200 = 2.5) When just saving a file (not printing) there are no physical dimension, just pixel dimensions. So dpi is not relevant without a physical dimension involved.


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OK, I left so many comments in here that I thought I better provide my own answer. The "300dpi" rule-of-thumb comes from the world of offset printing. 4 color offset printing uses something called a line screen to create a halftone pattern of evenly spaced, but different sized dots. Offset printing can typically print up to 2400 dpi or even much higher. ...


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Printed medium works differently form screens. Screens have 3 color elements very close to each other. Each element is capable of different color intensities. Printers on the other hand produce dots of limited number of colors usually 4 colors, but can be more and have 3-4 mid tones or so. To show mid tones it has to spread the dots around. The end result is ...


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You can print at higher than 300 DPI. Usually people will suggest you print at 300 DPI but that doesn't mean you have to. Printer resolution is expressed in DPI. 9600 X 2400 DPI is the printer resolution. The first term (9600) is very important when looking at resolution, whereas the second number (2400) is critical for highest quality as it refers ...


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Nop, nop. You are confusing dots (tiny droplets of ink) with pixels. Dots per inch = how many tiny droplets of ink are in a linear inch. Pixels per inch = The amount pixels of information you will send in a specific phisical print. I always thought even professional printers only print 300 dpi. This should be: 300ppi. But that is not entirley true. ...


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End-user printers use the term "resolution" to mean width and weight. So in that example, it means the printer will print 9,600 pixels wide and 2,400 pixels tall. Yes.. it's not standard if you actually work in professional design production. The figured are dumbed-down for mom and pop Smith trying to print the photos of their grandkids from their digital ...



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