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Old Sep 23, 2009, 12:20 PM   #11
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While you are correct about the dpi getting tagged with the image, it still doesn't alter the [I]actual size of the image. ...
It does and it doesn't. It depends on what "size" you are referring to.

If by "size" you mean number of pixels or number of bytes in the file, then you are correct. If by "size" you mean the default size that it is placed on a piece of paper, then you are wrong.

What the OP wanted was for the image to be placed in a FreeHand document at an effective 300ppi by default. He didn't want to have to scale the image after import and before printing. To do that, he needs the image file to be tagged 300ppi. His needs have/had absolutely nothing to do with the size as measured in pixels, making comments along that line off-topic.
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It does and it doesn't. It depends on what "size" you are referring to.

If by "size" you mean number of pixels or number of bytes in the file, then you are correct. If by "size" you mean the default size that it is placed on a piece of paper, then you are wrong.

What the OP wanted was for the image to be placed in a FreeHand document at an effective 300ppi by default. He didn't want to have to scale the image after import and before printing. To do that, he needs the image file to be tagged 300ppi. His needs have/had absolutely nothing to do with the size as measured in pixels, making comments along that line off-topic.
He, heh, and why would the number 300 automatically mean that the image would fit as he wanted it to? Might as well name any number, and say that would be an exact size, and that's the dpi to shoot for.

Look, no one ever said that you can learn all this stuff in fifteen minutes over an extended lunch. But if you're doing pro graphics, then you have to be able to know the options of your software. If a simple resize is a nightmare, either the software stinks, or someone is doing something wrong.

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He, heh, and why would the number 300 automatically mean that the image would fit as he wanted it to? ...
For the very simple reason that 300ppi is the value he stated in the original post. You don't seem to have even read the OP.

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...But if you're doing pro graphics, then you have to be able to know the options of your software. If a simple resize is a nightmare, either the software stinks, or someone is doing something wrong...
The OP never stated that resizing after opening the files is "a nightmare". He simply wanted to streamline his workflow by removing a repetitive chore. Being able to re-tag a number of JPEGs as a single batch operation could be a great timesaver. In fact, the way he stated his original post shows that he understood the issue vastly better than more than 95% of those who post resolution questions on this forum.
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For the very simple reason that 300ppi is the value he stated in the original post. You don't seem to have even read the OP.



The OP never stated that resizing after opening the files is "a nightmare". He simply wanted to streamline his workflow by removing a repetitive chore. Being able to re-tag a number of JPEGs as a single batch operation could be a great timesaver. In fact, the way he stated his original post shows that he understood the issue vastly better than more than 95% of those who post resolution questions on this forum.
If you wish to get touchy, knock yourself out. This is my last post.

The OP didn't know what dpi, in relation to picture size meant in the first place. Hopefully, if he's followed this thread, he's learned something. Nothing wrong with learning something, I try to do it all the time.

It's very doubtful if ANY arbitrary dpi will fit into an arbitrary sized image. All that your advice amounts to is creating an extra step, AND extra loss, no matter how small that loss may be.

In this question of dpi, the only relevant information is will the image BOTH fit into the space, and have a high enough resolution to be used (presumably for a professional use). That question deals with the absolute size of the image, not the dpi.


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