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Old Apr 24, 2005, 3:43 PM   #1
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i am so confused, when to use resampling checked of in box and when not to for resizing a picture to print. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have a epson 1280 printer.
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Old Apr 26, 2005, 6:48 AM   #2
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If you're talking about Photoshop you should check the resample box if you want to change the number of pixels.

For example if a picture was 2000 x 1500 pixels. The software might be telling you that this is 27 inches x 20 inches a 72 PPI. To print you really want around 200 PPI or more. So in this case you could resize to 10 x 7.5 inches without resampling and the PPI would change to 200. However if you want to print at 20 x 15 inches you'd only have 100PPI. You could print at this resolution and see how it looks but if you want to print at 200PPI then you need photoshop to invent the missing pixels. So in this example to get a 200PPI image of 20x15 inches you'd check the resample box and set the size and resolution.

The best resampling mode is Bicubic smoother if you have it in your version of Photoshop or Bicubic it you don't.

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