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Old Jan 2, 2003, 7:56 PM   #1
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Ok I did a Highest possible quality SHQ 3:2 pic on my C-4000. I plugged in the USB cable and loaded the pic into Photoshop 7 directly from the cam. Image size in Photoshop is 31.778 x 21.111 inches at 72 dpi. I then cropped a 4 x 6 inch section of that photo and printed it on my HP photosmart 7550. I did NOT resize the image or change the default screen resolution of 72 dpi. The print came out sharp and beautiful. Then I converted the image to 300 dpi and printed again. I saw absolutely no difference between the two prints. How is it that I can print a 72 dpi pic at a HUGE 21 x 31 inch magnification and have it look so sharp on the print???????
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Old Jan 2, 2003, 9:26 PM   #2
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It's the total number of pixels that matter. Your screen resolution is immaterial when it comes to printing. How did you measure your 6x4 inch crop?
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Old Jan 2, 2003, 11:34 PM   #3
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I have view rulers enabled. I dragged in guides from the rulers measuring 4x6 and then used the cropping tool to select the area inside the guides. I had 'snap to' enabled, so the crop tool would accurately snap to the guides. Once done, I dragged the 4x6 crop frame to the precise area of the frame that I wanted cropped. Finally, double clicking inside that frame cropped the image, leaving the original magnification still intact.
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