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How do I adjust the resolution to 300 DPI on an image? I am trying to scan my logo to Vista Print for business cards. The image looks blurry, so they recommend that I change the resolution to 300 DPI. Please tell me how.

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If you are scanning, you should be able to set the resolution (DPI x DPI) in the scanner configuration. If it is blurry, it could be that the default scan resolution is lower (10 dpi or even 75 dpi).
Settings location will depend on the scanner and software used.

Best scan at an equal (300 dpi) or even higher resolution, so you can scale the image afterwards without quality loss.

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360 DPI................63 lines/inch or 138 PPI
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