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Dpi Could someone tell me what dpi does this camera have? I need at least 300 dpi is that possible?

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  • nolsonawski Sep 30, 2008

    So how do I change the camera settings? Whenever I open a picture that I have taken in photoshop...it only opens as 72 dpi...and I cannot use that for printing.

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The camera has 4.1 Mpixels so that means each picture can have up to 4 million pixels (picture Cells) a 300 dpi (dots per inch) is very very well within it's capabilities and more

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    Jon Muncaster Sep 30, 2008

    it is not the camera where you need to make a change... dpi is a printer term not a camera term the 72 dpi is screen resolution and is for viewing the picture on your screen if the photo opened in it's true size you would only see a fraction of the picture without scrolling when you choose to print out the picture you choose with the printer software what dpi (size) to print it



    most camera's have a choice of what size picture size to take (lower the pixels used the smaller the photo and the more you can fit into your camera's storage) as a rule of thumb a 640 x 480 picture equates to a 6 x 4 inch photo a 3.1 mpixel setting will take a picture that is 2048x1536 pixels or 28.44 x 21.33 inches in size printed and have 16 million colours it will also be a 9 meg jpg!



    My advice is to set the camera to take pictures using the amount of megapixels that closely matches you intended print size anything bigger is a waste of space and would lose a little quality if reduced in size before printing anything smaller would reduce the quality if you enlarge before printing

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How do I increase DPI of .png


With what do you want to increase the DPI and fro what?
DPI is only used in printing. Papers mostly print in 72 DPI and glossy magazines, print there pictures in 300 DPI.
Once you shot a picture, with a camera, giving you a picture of 1200 x 800 pixels, you could print that picture at 300 DPI to a size of 4 x 3 inch. But even if you would print a 8 x 6, the picture could look good.
If you don't need to deliver pictures for print in magazines, it does not matter how many dpi you are using. Using .png, actually tries to compress pictures so they don't use a lot of space on the net (or on your drive. The info you lost by the compression, can't be regained, by trying to make a picture with more DPI.

I do try to explain in a few words something one graphic schools the need lots of lessons for. I tell you it can be done, making more DPI, from an existing picture, but it won't change anything to the sharpness or quality of the picture.

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How to set for 300 dpi


The dpi is not really a camera setting. The camera should usually be set to the highest resolution possible (4000x3000). This capture size would give a print size of approx 13"x10" at 300dpi. That would be considered a high resolution print. If you were printing at "normal" print resolution you could double that print size.

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Yes you can. But 300 dpi is nothing. You could compare this to a question like, fits a yard in a football field.
When talking about 300 dpi, you also must know how big a picture has to be.
According to the manual, your camera can shoot pictures with 4288 by 3216 pixels. When you want to print 300 dpi that is 14 inch by 12 inch pictures. If you want to shoot pictures for smaller results like 6 inch by 4 inch or 7 inch by 5, you can chose a smaller resolution.
Don't be confused by the technical terms of 300 dpi. This is only used in the printing industry. I already printed till 4 times the resolution that was theoretical possible, and still the pictures look very good.
If you have a great picture, shot in the highest resolution, you should be able to make a print of more that 5 or 6 feet and still have a great picture

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How can i change 40 dpi to 300 dpi for a magazine


If you didn't shoot them at 300 dpi you cannot convert them to such in your camera. You can upscale them in a software program like Photoshop or the free GIMP program but the quality will suffer. My suggestion would be if possible, to re-shoot the images after changing your camera settings to 300dpi or better.

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I need to get 300dpi with a sony 8.1 megapixel camera. Is it possible?


Yes, but only up to a certain size. DPI means dots per inch. A dot is a pixel. Find the number of pixels in the image dimensions on the computer. Divide each number by 300. That will tell you the maximum size you can print the picture for 300 DPI. For example, if the picture is 2500 X 3250 pixels, that would be 8.3 X 10.83 inches.

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Change 72 dpi to 300 dpi


Your camera cannont shoot at either 72 dpi or 300 dpi. It shoots at whatever resolution you have it set for. Dpi (dots per inch) is a print specification, denoting how large (or small) your pictures are printed.

The DSC-W100's highest resolution is 3264x2448. Printed at 72 dpi, it can generate a print bigger than 40x30 inches, albeit a bit grainy. Printed at 300 dpi, you can generate 10x8 inch prints.

Again, dpi is a measure of how you print pictures. It has no bearing on how you capture images with your camera.

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Creating a 300 dpi x 300 dpi file


You need to be able to change the DPI setting in the image file. This can be done in most complete photo editors, though they tend to name the procedure in different ways. In Corel Photo-Paint, you would look for "Resample Image". In the open source photo editor Gimp, look for "Scale" under "Image".

In all such procedures, what you want is to set both the vertical and horizontal DPI values to 300, apply them, then save the image. Please do save it to a different filename, since you lose some quality of JPEG images every time they are saved.

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You can download manuals here.

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72 dpi instead of 300


In elements 6 go > Image > Resize > Image size > Resolution change to 300

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