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I need to print an image at a certain size. What dimensions and resolution should I use?

Determining PPI Resolution given the Viewing Distance from the image For Raster (halftone screened) graphics, the PPI resolution is determined in two steps using only basic arithmetic. There's ...
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DPI Vs. PPI Vs. Image dimension, what should be taken to consideration?

There is no such thing as a 300PPI image PPI is not an inherent property of an image. There is no such thing as a 300PPI image, or a 72PPI image. PPI is just a useful measurement for determining the ...
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Why two documents with same dimension but different resolution has different view size in photoshop?

As a general rule, when your working on a screen, forget about physical dimensions and resolution (PPI). All that affects the size you see something on screen is its pixel dimensions. Your screen ...
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What resolution should a large format artwork for print be?

For Raster (halftone screened) graphics, the PPI resolution is determined in two steps using only basic arithmetic. There's nothing mysterious. Step 1. Determine the necessary LPI Step 2. Use the ...
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An Adobe Illustrator file was saved as PNG for a Facebook cover image

You should make your cover photo the same dimensions that Facebook recommends at 820 W x 312 H pixels. You can export this at 72 dpi. https://www.facebook.com/help/125379114252045 Your second attempt ...
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Is a DOT comprised of many PIXELS?

Pixels have no size. Pixels are not a physical entity, they don't exist. You can't hold them, you can't touch them, you can't measure them. A pixel is merely the smallest increment your screen can ...
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Is a DOT comprised of many PIXELS?

I like a lot the reasoning of the question. I will break a little a rigorous analysis for the sake of making this answer as simple (and practical) as possible. Each dot consists of more than one ...
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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 Well, it's important to work at the correct size, although arguably not that important*. Work in vectors for anything ...
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Can indesign be asked to warn you if a picture is below a certain dpi?

Not really.... You can set up error warnings, but nothing will present the "application stopping" alert warning similar to missing links. You could manually select each image and then use either the ...
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Why does image size decrease when decreasing DPI (resolution) in Photoshop

First, one should understand that PPI, and subsequently DPI, really only matter for printing. They have no real bearing on images destined for the web or displays. PPI of web images doesn't matter. A ...
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What resolution images could I use for posters on the wall?

It depends on how close you expect the viewer to stand, as vision is based on angular frequency. If your image has a certain size and you need to print it at some size then there is not much you can ...
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DPI Vs. PPI Vs. Image dimension, what should be taken to consideration?

The fundamental issue You want to know what width and height your image has to be, measured in pixels. The PPI value (or DPI, if used interchangeably) can help you determine this. It literally stands ...
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Calculating dots per pixel when printing an image

From the article: For example, if you are printing a 150ppi image at 600dpi, each “pixel” will consist of 16 dots (600 dots/150 “pixels” = 4 rows of 4 dots per “pixel”). 600 divided by 150 is 4, ...
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Changing resolution with and without resampling

Resample = Interpolate pixels to add additional data With resample checked. . . Adjusting the PPI setting - the image dimensions do not change. Photoshop interpolates the pixel data to add or ...
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Macbook Pro resolution issue

MacBook Pros have Retina displays. This means that there are 2880x1800 physical pixels on your screen. However, as you have noticed, there's only 1440x900 logical pixels. If the MacBook calculated ...
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DPI Vs. PPI Vs. Image dimension, what should be taken to consideration?

It is just a conversion factor and only comes to play if you print your image. Think of it as a post-it note attached to the image saying: "Could you please print this image as x units wide". When no ...
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Why are the terms DPI and PPI so misunderstood?

Those terms are largely misunderstood for two reasons: Most people do not really understand what units are. Units have been taught to most by memorization, and quite lot of it, without much deep ...
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Is a DOT comprised of many PIXELS?

No, each pixel is represented by multiple dots*. See unlike a monitor your average offset/laser printer can only make dots of the colors you have inks for. A pixel can be dimmed down but a dot is ...
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Is a DOT comprised of many PIXELS?

In short PPI is when you're talking about the image data and DPI is for when you're describing the physical output. i.e. displayed on screen or printed on paper. There is definitely a lot of ...
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How to design in Photoshop an image for a display that has 132 PPI horizontal and 142 PPI vertical

First of all, the image itself does not care about pixel pitch and will display the same as any image on any screen, it will simply appear distorted as a result of the non-square pixels if they are ...
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Printed Text in Word a lot better than in Photoshop

The fact that you are trying to use: to a whopping 3000 PPI probably implies that you are not understanding resolution and how it is working on your process. A two-part answer. I. The text inside ...
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Images DPI on Mac (72) and Windows (96)

There is nothing like "the default ppi for Windows is 96". Your monitor has pixels, and inches, therefore it has many pixels per inches. Digital stuff just uses dimensions (x, y). A ...
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What's the difference between 72ppi and 300ppi?

Short version: The only difference is the number stored in the metadata. Extended version: This number only recommends the "scale" when you are using a program that actually makes sense of ...
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Is it possible to print designs with huge resolution?

This could be a loooooong answer becouse you have a lot of confusion. I have a question what that nobody seems to know the answer to. There is no mistery here. The standard resolutions is ...
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Relevance of pixel per inch for a specific LCD say 640 x 480

As you said, the ppi is irrelevant, because you're not actually printing anything. For your purposes, ppi is just a meta-tag that won't change anything. (See https://bjango.com/articles/ppiisatag/) I ...
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Does changing pixels to higher in RAW file and saving to TIFF, makes it better for print?

The required DPI for regular offset printing purposes is derived from the "Halftone Line Screen Frequency" or LPI. The short answer is that the majority of printing can be assumed to be about 150lpi. ...
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What resolution should a large format artwork for print be?

A simple, practical answer that works in practice (15 years including many exhibition stands and interiors)without too much math. Create your artwork at 300 dpi and half physical size in Photoshop ...
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Why are the terms DPI and PPI so misunderstood?

...increased DPI... only its effectible print size. Nop. That is PPI. DPI is a printer capability unit. I think the root of the problem is that the dpi is widley known because for a time was an ...
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Images appear bigger on other monitors, possibly caused by low dot pitch?

A pixel is a point sample. A point sample has no size (read a pixel is not a sqare3). The pitch between samples on a digital display device unspecified. When you make a image 800 pixels wide you get a ...
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Photoshop canvas is too small at 72 PPI on a Retina screen

First of all the PPI of your document makes no difference, the resolution only makes a difference to the print size of your image so forget about that (72PPI is the de-facto standard for screens so ...
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