Questions tagged [ppi]

Questions about image resolution as measured in pixels per inch. PPI is either (a) the resolution of an image when it is printed at a specific physical size; or (b) the physical resolution of a display device. DPI (dots per inch), which refers to the output resolution of a print device, is often used in error in place of PPI.

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What's the difference between 72ppi and 300ppi?

I created two documents with same pixel dimensions (1280x768). Document 1: 72ppi Document 2: 300ppi When I saved both in .png, they have the same size on the hard disk. Why do I need PPI? Why can't ...
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Designing for Retina display in PPI or DPI?

As for designing for retina do I.... set up the image canvas to be the true size to my display device, say iPad screen size (not resolution size) Dimension size. Then set my dpi to 72....? Is DPI 72 ...
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What resolution should a large format artwork for print be?

For wall-sized graphics and large banners (e.g 3m x 5m), what is an acceptable PPI for print? As I understand it 300 PPI is the typical for 'small' artworks (esp. for clean text resolution). However, ...
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Is it possible in to export layers to separate files in Photoshop as PNG with original resolution?

Is it possible to export layers to separate files as PNG with original resolution? When I try to 'Export as' in Photoshop CC 2015 - it saves files as 72 PPI. I need to keep them as 300 PPI.
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Which is a better print resolution 2400 x 2400 DPI or 1200 X 4800 DPI

What is the difference in print resolution 2400 X 2400 DPI and 1200 X 4800 DPI. Is on better than the other if so how do you measure it
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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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Logo in Illustrator to Photoshop for High-PPI Export

I've created a logo in Adobe Illustrator at the exact dimensions in inches that I want the final result to have (to print on a t shirt). I'd now like to take this logo into Photoshop for post-...
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why have odd numbers of logical pixels in an inch, such as ppi of 96?

I was just looking up the definition of pixel coordinates for the flutter framework. You specify sizes in logical pixels. There are 96 logical pixels in an inch, which translates to roughly 38 pixels ...
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Is it possible to print designs with huge resolution?

I have a question what that nobody seems to know the answer to. I have to make small stickers with ingredients lists (100mmx50mm), i know i should use illustrator but all i have is photoshop. The ...
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How can I export an image from Illustrator image at multiple sizes?

I am new to Adobe Illustrator and I have a logo image which I need to use in 5 or 6 different sizes. The logo image was created in Adobe Illustrator, but when I try to save the image to PNG or JPEG ...
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How does size work with PNG-8 and PNG-24 images?

I am desperately trying to save a psd file as a high res png. I found some relevant setting when I click Save for Web in photoshop but then I got confused about size vs resolution. I found this ...
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Why @2x Mockups

Just for my own curiosity, why is it becoming a trend to create "@2x" mockups in photoshop? Other than creating larger native file-sizes, what's the difference between a 360ppi mock vs a 72ppi mock (...
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does illustrator or photoshop change the dpi, ppi or alpha when using transparency? [closed]

I was enjoying the use of different transparency settings in both programs and was wondering if the simulated transparency would have any effect on the use of the images in different production ...
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What is the difference between DPI (dots per inch) and PPI (pixels per inch)?

There are lots of other questions on Graphic Design which partly cover this, e.g. What DPI should be used for what situations?. However, I have become frustrated at the number of questions and ...
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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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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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Does printing an image at a high PPI consume more ink?

I have an inkjet printer with a maximum resolution of 2880 x 1440 DPI and I was wondering two things: Does printing an image with a high PPI resolution makes the printer use more ink? For example, ...
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Photoshop canvas is too small at 72 PPI on a Retina screen

OK. Let me see if I can explain a problem I have in Photoshop. I'm working on designing a web site in Photoshop. My screen is a Retina display. Why is my canvas so small at 100% when at 72 PPI? Zoom ...
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How to see an embedded image's dpi (ppi) in a pdf in Acrobat Pro?

The following situation baffled me slightly: after preparing a pdf in a different program I wanted to make sure that an embeded image in the pdf file had the right dpi, yet I found no way in adobe ...
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Illustrator giving two values for ppi for a linked raster image, only when rotated?

I am trying to place this raster logo supplied by a client on a large format template (this being a raster logo of some text in Arial is a separate issue). In Photoshop, the image is showing at ...
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I need to resize ppi in Illustrator. Is this possible?

I initially drew a picture in Illustrator at 700 x 1270 pixels at 300 ppi. Unfortunately when converting...the pixels come out at 2915 X 5289 because of the 300 ppi. This is waaaay too big for the ...
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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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I need to print an image at a certain size. What dimensions and resolution should I use?

(This question is meant to be a resource to direct others to given that this is a common question.) Given the task of creating an image that will be printed at a certain size, what pixel dimensions ...
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All PDF's appear to be 72 dpi, no matter what

I'm having some trouble creating a PDF with Photoshop. The client wants the final file to be "a PDF at 300 dpi". I have an image (3300 x 2550 pixels @ 300 dpi) in Photoshop. (11" x 8.5" canvas) It ...
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Changing resolution with and without resampling

I realize that there are a lot of questions like mine and I read them all, but something is fighting in my head trying to find the connection between the written answers and my actual photoshop's ...
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Understand resolution inconsistency between Windows 7 and PDF readers

I'm trying to understand how to deal with what I think is a rather confusing inconcistency between the system resolution PPI of Windows and what is the PDF reader settings, in this case I'll speak ...
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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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Artwork size - downsampling

While having done a lot of research and having a relative grasp on resolution and pixels, I am still very confused on the approach to take for downsampling my document. Basically I have a client who ...
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What resolution do I need for images placed in InDesign?

I am creating a A4 Print PDF file from InDesign. From the InDesign file I am doing the following: File > Adobe PDF presets > High Quality Print Following this process exports a PDF file from ...
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What is the highest possible print resolution in book publishing?

I want to publish an art book with a major publisher. I need to finish my artwork and then approach publishers, so I cannot ask for printer specifications beforehand. My art is digital, and I want to ...
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Can indesign be asked to warn you if a picture is below a certain dpi?

Indesign has got a very good mechanism of spotting and warning broken links. Is there a mechanism where InDesign can automatically light up pics that are below a certain range of dpi?
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Usual DPI to PPI ratio

I know that DPI (dots per inch) refers to actual printed dots per inch. And PPI (pixels per inch) refers to RGB pixels per inch. One printed RGB pixel is composed of a large cloud of black, cyan, ...
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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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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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Is it mandatory to keep images at 72DPI for web design?

I have been designing web banners for more than a year but never considered the DPI. I was using the default 72DPI, but now I want to know is it necessary to create web designs in 72DPI? What if we ...
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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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How to preserve pixels when placing 96 PPI image file on 72 PPI Illustrator document

I have a 256x256 PNG file with 96 PPI. My document has raster effects set to 72 PPI. When I place the file on the document, the linked file selection shows dimensions of 192x192 (which is 256 * 72 / ...
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Use a specific resolution in illustrator for a given size in inches

I have a document in Illustrator CS6. When I created the document, I used the size of 72" x 40.5". However when I switch from inches to pixels as the size, it gives me a size in pixels of of 5184 x ...
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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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What's the best way to make a pdf book cover for Create Space?

I downloaded a paper back book cover template from Create Space and loaded it up into Inkscape (and used GIMP to crop the background images to fit the template). What steps should I take, and what ...
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What ppi do I need to save a photoshop image for a printer asking for a 300dpi jpeg?

A printer is asking for a 300 dpi jpeg. I have set the image size to the correct printing size but what resolution do I set the ppi in photoshopCS2 to for 300 dpi. Also when saving a jpeg there is a ...
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How to save an Illustrator document at a specific PPI and pixel size

In Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 I have designed an illustration with the instructed dimension of 300 × 400 pixels, but I have also been instructed to use 96 PPI instead of 72 PPI for web publishing of ...
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What should I scale my banner down to and at what resolution? [duplicate]

I am making a banner for my company at about 8 x 4.5 feet. I'm wondering what I should scale the format down to and what resolution it would require for the company to be able to scale it and print it ...
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Asked to design a large banner.How should I start? [duplicate]

I'm asked to design a large banner 10m * 4m. I'm not sure how should I start with Photoshop. Should I create one with small size and high resolution? What is the number of PPI suitable for this size? ...
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Images appear bigger on other monitors, possibly caused by low dot pitch?

Images and all dimensions in px or pt that I export for web assets appear to be bigger on another monitor than they appear to be on my monitor. For example, an image of 800 pixels height looks like ...
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What resolution images could I use for posters on the wall? [duplicate]

If I wanted to print an image found online and get a typical 27" x 40" sized poster what resolution image do I need? 4000 x 6000 or double that? I am confused over DPI and PPI.
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What size should an image be for printing a very large (10m x 2m) banner [duplicate]

I work as a graphic designer and until know I have worked only in vector. Now I have to do a very big banner like a landscape and I have to use a photo for this. What is an acceptable resolution for ...
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Resizing images for InDesign to 100% for printers

I've seen in the specs for POD printers that they want images to be scaled at 100%. If I take an image, and resize it down to 80% in InDesign, couldn't I just change the PPI to a higher value rather ...