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Old Dec 23, 2010, 1:38 PM   #41
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I haven't been one hint sarcastic...why are you getting that vibe ?
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For the most part every time you use the rolling eyes emoticon. It may be part of the language thing, but your post including the text from the help screen came across very confrontational.

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Wasn't the context of the thread about that ?

Having enough DPI/PPI for printing a photo-book, not for a stadium poster !
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I assume you guys will tell me that the format isn't that big and that 72 PPI would've sufficed, right ?
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Old Dec 23, 2010, 5:24 PM   #42
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Nope, no sarcasm intended !
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Old Dec 23, 2010, 6:56 PM   #43
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BTW, I forgot to mention some minor details > format of the book is A4 (28x19 cm), width/height of photos = 4000x3000 (12 Mpx) !

I assume you guys will tell me that the format isn't that big and that 72 PPI would've sufficed, right ?
The 4000x3000 pixel resolution is the resolution, not a minor detail!!!

Yes, 72 PPI would be good enough. So would 37 PPI, or 12 PPI, or 3589 PPI, or any other PPI reported by the camera.
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I just looked in on this thread, and I think the confusion is in the terms PPI and DPI. PPI, is pixels per inch, and is just a filler number added by the camera. Forget PPI.

DPI is dots per inch as printed by the printer. If your printer specifies 300 DPI, you must do the math to find out how large your photos will print. Since, to the printer, a pixel is a dot, you divide the number of pixels, in each direction, to get inches. (why they would specify 300 DPI when the other dimensions are in metric, I don't know).

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Yes, 72 PPI would be good enough. So would 37 PPI, or 12 PPI, or 3589 PPI, or any other PPI reported by the camera.
No need to shout, sir... Merry X-Mas, btw !

I only said PPI instead of DPI because a user said:
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The 300 DPI they are talking about is at the size it will be printed. In this case, pixels and dots are the same.

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A good rule of thumb is you want at least 250 DPI resolution for a printed image.
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