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How do I setup the camera to save pics above 180 dpi resolution?

Hello, I have a Canon sd200 digital camera that I take pictures with on the highest resolution setting that is available (2048 x 1536). However, when I open the pictures in Photoshop 7 they show a resolution of 180 dpi. This is not print quality. Does anyone know what other setting needs to be changed to take a 300 dpi quality picture with a canon sd200 camera? Thanks.

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Re: How do I setup the camera to save pics above 180 dpi...

Select image>image size, make sure that the 'resample image' box is unticked and change the resolution to 300 dpi. This will automatically change the image size.

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Re: How do I setup the camera to save pics above 180 dpi...

Many people don't understand what the DPI number means, that's why Bob wrote an article about it and why he's getting a little tired of answering the same question over and over again... Forget about the DPI number that comes out of the camera. The only thing that matters is the size of the image in PIXELS. DPI means Dots Per Inch. Think about what that means with regard to the image. It is NOT a property of the image itself - the image is just a matrix of pixels, nothing more and nothing less. The DPI number only has meaning when you're talking about a physical version of the image (on a monitor or a print). When you print your 2048 x 1536 pixel image at 180 DPI, the printed size will be 2048 pixels / 180 pixels per inch = 11.4 by 1536 / 180 = 8.5 inches. If you print it at another size, the number of pixels will ofcourse also be different.

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