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Questions tagged [dpi]

Questions about the output resolution of a print device. `dpi` refers to dots of ink on a printed page and thus to a property of a printer or other printing device. The term is often used in error, in place of `ppi` (pixels per inch), which is a property of an image file or a display device.

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How to get a 1:1 scale print preview?

this question is actually a bit special, so I didn't know exactly how to formulate it. What I actually want is to see an image on the screen at same size (or as much close as possible) to the size it ...
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What are good resources for royalty-free stock images that are at least 300 DPI?

I need to design an A5-size leaflet for a small side business that I'm trying to get up and running, and the printer I'm planning to use says that the 72 DPI stock images I would usually use will ...
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Is 300+ DPI Overkill?

I have a series of Artwork, digitally stored, where I am looking to print them off as Giclee Prints. Never created Giclee Prints before, I have spent time looking at what constitutes a Giclee Print. ...
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Layouts for website 30% bigger. Could the problem be related to dpi?

I created multiple layouts for a whole website with 150dpis. I sent the layout to the developer and when I got the site back it was horrible. The fonts were very big. The images too. The sizes are 30%...
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InDesign PDF Export: Drop Shadow Effects are 200 DPI Low-Res

Using Adobe InDesign, I create a new document, draw a rectangle, and apply a drop shadow. Then I export the document as an Acrobat 6 PDF with "Create Acrobat Layers" enabled. The drop shadow effect is ...
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What happens to print quality if I double the DPI at the same dimensions? [duplicate]

I have a photo in 72DPI w70 h50 but the printing company tells me i ned a higher DPI. So what happens with the quality if I double the DPI to 144DPI but keep the size w70 h50?
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How to Make my Editing Software Display Images at the Same Size as the Web?

I bought a new high DPI Microsoft Surface with 216 DPI, and the images are too small on the screen! I need to upload screenshots that are 550 px. But while editing/resizing/cropping them in MSPaint, ...
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Illustrator: Trying to export PNG at fixed size and 128 dpi

I'm designing for a screen that has the following specifications: 4.3” Diagonal Screen Size 272 x 480 dots Pixel Size 0.198 x 0x.198 mm Actual Area 95.040 x 53.856 mm 53.856 mm = 2.12 inches 95....
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HTML email signature images

I'm creating a HTML email Signature for a client.. My first version was created using full sized images and style="width: X" in the HTML code, which worked great on my Mac.. However, Outlook didn't ...
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How can I simulate a 300DPI printout on a 600DPI printer?

So I had a 600-1200dpi printer but we wanted to get a 300dpi output because we wanted a rougher dots for screenprinting film. Is there any workarounds or settings I can use to get a 300dpi output ...
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In printing from digital images, how is PPI converted to DPI?

I know there are 'similar' questions on Stack Exchange and the internet, but none has answered my question. I am not confused between Pixels Per Inch (PPI) of the digital image and Dots Per Inch (DPI) ...
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Macbook Pro resolution issue [closed]

My MacBook Pro is set to a resolution of 2880*1800 yet when I take a screenshot, the selection shows 1440*900. How is it halved?
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DPI and resolution

Image below from article is 7dpi and 412x324. After reading mentioned article I got understanding that DPI is for printing and pixels is for display. So if I not expect images from web page to be ...
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Where to get images for large format prints?

I always look to change my wallscape in my office. We have a printer that can print large format but i never can find an image that can scale to 13 ft. wide proportionately without loosing clarity. ...
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Confusion between Dots Per Inch (DPI) and Pixels Per Inch (PPI) [duplicate]

Much of the confusion between these two terms happens for a couple of reasons. First, even though PPI refers to the resolution of an on-screen digital image, it can also affect the quality of the ...
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Web Page Resolution with Correct DPI/PPI

I am designing a web template/admin panel and need to know, what correct page dimensions should I use and at what DPI? And What Font size will be compatible so that my developer will have the correct ...
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how to export 72 dpi and get normal quality image [closed]

I have designed portfolio at 72 dpi, so when I exported as pdf got horrible quality. Can I do anything to get normal quality? I exported png which is fine when displayed in browser but in picture ...
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How to increase DPI from 96 to 150

I have a JPG logo that is 96dpi and needs to be minimum of 150dpi. What program do I use?
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Having trouble with Retina image size in Email

I just got a new imac. When I opened up an old email design in Photoshop it was small. I saw that I was zoomed at 100% so this was confusing at first before I remembered RETINA... I redesigned an ...
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How can I use software and printer technology to get the smallest possible resolution for my printouts?

I am making something that is supposed to function like a miniature projection slide. So I want to print some black figures (mostly lines and circular dots) with very small dimensions (0.3 mm and ...
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dpi vs effective dpi

When getting an InDesign file ready for print I knwo that images should be: 1. CMYK 2. at least 300 dpi 3.preferably .tiffs But if the files are less than 300dpi but due to the size of the images on ...
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PPI vs. DPI confusion (not a duplicate! NOT the same question that's been asked!) [duplicate]

I was also confused about the meanings of PPI vs. DPI and so I read a few tutorials on Google (including the top posts on StackExchange network addressing this). I think I know why people are ...
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Adobe Illustrator: how to save at 600 dpi for print

I am learning AI now and one of the requirements for a project is it must be submitted as 600dpi in order to be printed. Can I accomplish this with Adobe Illustrator? If so how can it be saved as ...
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export document as a JPEG on Illustrator with very high quality for typography print

I'm no genius at all of this mumbo- jumbo as you can probably already tell. Basically I need to save an a3 size poster off Illustrator but it's not giving me a very good quality image (I'm trying to ...
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Changing pixel density from 72 to 300 dpi for print

So I need to prepare a PSD to print a 250 mm x 250 mm card. 300 dpi and CMYK. I am fairly new to this. This isn't my domain. I am just asked to do this. Now the problem is, some of the source images ...
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What DPI should i use for a 1300mm x 6950mm Banner? [duplicate]

I never had the opportunity to design a banner and now a client begged me so much to get it done, and it got me confused about what resolution to use ? I had worked only with small dimensions like A4, ...
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Unable to create image of a certain size (25mm x 11mm, 300DPI)

I've been asked to create an image of 25mm x 11mm, with 300 DPI. I'm far from an expert so I've simply tried to create a new image in GIMP with these specifications. The program doesn't allow me to ...
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Create file with certain specifications from vector graphic/PDF

I've been asked to create a PDF or TIF file with 300 dpi, featuring a logo in grayscale, measuring 1 inch (25.4 mm) width max and 0.5 inch (12.7 mm) in height max. I'm by no means an expert, but I've ...
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Does resolution matter even for vectors?

In InDesign, I used the preflight panel to mark pics with resolution lesser than 300dpi to light up as errors. In the process, it also selected some vectors. Does it mean that vectors' resolution ...
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Designing for a specific embedded display issues (PS vs AI)

So this feels silly but I had a team member question something and now I'm not sure. We have an embedded display inside a device with a resolution of 800x480 @134DPI. They said they always have to ...
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What are good resolutions for printing huge banners? [duplicate]

I am kind of new to printing over 6m banners and I have a doubt that I'm struggling to understand. I have currently entered a quest to design a 8x2m banner. I only have experience designing small ...
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Creating a line of dots that goes gradually from 1PPI to 1000PPI (DPI) in Illustrator

I'm testing a laser cutter and need to make a "graduated" line consisting of tiny dots that goes from 0 or 1 PPI(DPI) to 1000 PPI(DPI) - breaking a line into gradually smaller pieces with same-size ...
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Optical Resolution vs. Print Quality When Scanning Art for Traditional Offset Printing

I'm new to this side of things - a writer who's venturing into self publishing. My illustrator, also a newbie, will be providing me the original artwork, but I need to figure out how best to achieve a ...
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To make small size images for digital works, do I change resolution, pixels dimension or document size?

Here's the thing. I have a 300 DPI image ready for printing. I need a small version of it to use in a digital book. When I say small I mean two things: I will reduce its display size and I want it to ...
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Can I reduce DPI but keep the size?

I have a lot of images in 300 dpi that I'm gonna use in the print version of a book. I want these same images in 72 dpi to be used in the digital version. How can I reduce the DPI without changing the ...
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Illustrator export to .png problem (pixel will get bigger)

First I create a file with 1000 px x 1000 px 300 dpi. After this, I create a artboard with 1000x1000 px. Now I filled it with a color. I click file > export > .png and save it. Now the problem, I ...
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Convert PX to DP

First of all, I'm a mobile developer and I'm risking the development of a layout for my app, right from the start I found the following problem, Photoshop uses PX as a unit of measure for the forms ...
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Designing a Photo Call Background, & Scaling Up (File size concerns)

I am designing a personalized crest and a 'photo call' background (like for movie premieres) for a wedding (mine, actually). I've done two mock-ups/versions of the wedding crest (white and navy blue ...
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How important is it to use the correct resolution?

When working on a project, its obviously important to use the right resolution. My question is, how important is it to use the right one? For example, why can't you always use a high PPI for all ...
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Info about pixel size and DPI for file

I'm working with an artist who is sending me png files. According to the printer, these files are to be 825 px x 1125 px at 300dpi. Seems straightforward enough to me. However, the artist keeps ...
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How to design in Photoshop an image for a display that has 132 PPI horizontal and 142 PPI vertical

In Photoshop I need to design for the screen resolution 800 x 480 pixels with the pixel pitch of 0.1926 mm x 0.179 mm. The active area is 154.08 x 85.92 mm This translates to 131.87 x 141.89 pixels ...
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Calculating dots per pixel when printing an image

There is a nice article I found explaining dots, pixels, ppi, dpi etc. Here it is. Very good overall, but I got confused at one point where it says: For example, if you are printing a 150ppi image ...
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How to interpret these PPI numbers in Illustrator?

Illustrator gives me the resolution of 33x74 PPI - I'm used to seeing 300DPI, or something similar where it only displays one number. What's up with this 'a x b' PPI reading? How should I interpret ...
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Printing images to 200dpi printer

I am trying to print these images to a 200dpi Datamax label printer: When they print, they are really pixellated. How can I resolve this? The image size is 2.5cmx2.5cm and I am printing the image at ...
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Scanning at 4800 dpi

I have the Canon CanoScan LiDE 220 Compact Scanner, it claims to be able to scan at 4800 x 4800 dpi. However when I try and scan at this dpi, it says it cannot scan a full A4 page and tells me to ...
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Is a DOT comprised of many PIXELS?

I', trying to understand difference between DPI and PPI. I learned that a DOT is the smallest physical entity a device can show or printer can print and a DOT may consists of R,G,B elements. A ...
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DPI Vs. PPI Vs. Image dimension, what should be taken to consideration?

I've been really facing this problem and I have found a similar link, that does not really address the problem. First of all, I'd like to mention that I use blender and GIMP for most graphics that I ...
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.eps good quality and fast-loading vector images

I am writing a paper using PDFLaTeX. In this paper I insert few .eps pictures I export from ArcMap. These images have been exported in format .eps with a dpi of 600. My problem is that when I build ...
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Screenshots from different computers/monitors have different dpi

Has anyone had this issue where they get screenshots from different sources, say two different computers/monitors - pull those screenshots into photoshop, only to find they are different in DPI and/or ...
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DPI v Resolution [duplicate]

What is the metric of comparison for DPI and the resolution of an image? I'm rendering a PDF to multiple JPEGs with Automator, and I'm wondering what DPI would be best to use?