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How do I set my camera to get higher resolution photos?

My camera takes great pictures, but I need to blow one up to 3 feet by 3 feet. Is there a way to up the resolution from 100 ppi, which is what it's got now?

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Hey there kbbate, if you use REC Mode you can choose the Recorded Pixels, and the Quality Level. 6m is the best available setting for the recorded pixels, and the quality level is default set to best, however you should check to ensure it's settings. Note: you cannot select Recorded pixels if the Quality level is set to Raw. Also Raw (3000x2008raw,3000x2000jpeg) would techniquely be the best setting for your purpose. You will just have to do the tweaking on the computer, rather than have the camera sort it out for you. Good Luck!

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