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Old Apr 14, 2003, 3:37 PM   #1
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Default resolution of the final print

If my camera produced an image of 1500 X 2100, then does that mean that a 5X7 print will have a resolution of 300 dpi? Is this one of the features of Qimage (or other software) that you can tell it to print at as high of a resolution as is possible, based on the size of the file you are printing from?

I don't have a printer yet, just trying to figure this stuff out.
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Old Apr 18, 2003, 3:26 PM   #2
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Yes. A 1500 x 2100 image will have 300 DPI "worth of information" at a print size of 5x7. Qimage, however, is designed to resample all images to the base resolution of your print driver to optimize detail. For example, images would be interpolated to 720 PPI for Epson printers and 600 PPI for Canons. That means your 1500 x 2100 image would end up going to the printer at 720 PPI on Epson printers regardless of the print size (5x7, 8x10, etc.).

Since Qimage automatically interpolates, DPI issues are less of an issue and most of the time, are of no concern at all.
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