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Old Oct 1, 2007, 9:37 AM   #1
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I have Vista on my computer, shoot with a V-LUX 1 at the finest jpeg but the exif info on a photo shows 72dpi. Our local news paper needs 200dpi to publish a photo. How do I change dpi count on my photos?

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Old Oct 1, 2007, 12:13 PM   #2
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This link will be able to help you:

http://www.rideau-info.com/photos/changedpi.html
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Old Oct 2, 2007, 9:00 PM   #3
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I will try to explain as the given link is correct but I do not feel it explainsthe part that you are misunderstanding.....

Your camera at full resolution takes a photo at 3648 X 2736 pixels at 4/3 ratio, which will print a 12 X 16 inch photo at 200 ppi....This 72 dpi does not mean anything , when printing dpi or more correctly ppi is important but has nothing to do with the 72dpi you are referring to.

I feel the answer is in this article if you read it, your understanding may improve.

http://www.scantips.com/no72dpi.html


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To go along with what Gene said I have had several shots printed in various papers and they worked just fine without any dot count manipulation.
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Old Oct 3, 2007, 12:07 AM   #5
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I've read that it makes no difference and that our photos are printable as they are but our news paper did not entermy photo of the balloon festval because I had not changed it to 200dpi. I have since found out how to do that,thanks to vIZnquest.

Thanks for the link Gene. I think I'll forward it to the news paper. But then again, I might should go along with them if I want anything published.

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Old Oct 3, 2007, 6:36 PM   #6
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I agreee you should do as they ask......perhaps at a later time you can explain to them at 72dpi the picture is 50.5 X 38 inches and at 200 dpi the picture is 18 X 13.6 inches,which I am sure they will not print that size either, and if they have no better print quality than my local paper even 72 dpi is a waste.

Their photos are very grainey and the color is far from correct.
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I agree do as they wish.
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