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Lost my instructions manual... How to I take pictures of 300dpi?

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Hey vonina,
I am providing a link a PDF file of your camera manual on the manufacturers’ website below. As far as taking pictures at 300dpi I would set your camera to the highest resolution and quality possible, and leave it at that. You can always reduce the size of an image, but it is much more difficult if not impossible to make it bigger.

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=DownloadDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=323&modelid=14227

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You can download manuals here.

As dpi is generally a printing specification, the size you set on your camera depends on what size prints you want to make. If you want to print 4" x 6" prints at 300 dpi, you can set the size to M2. If you want to print 5" x 7" prints at 300 dpi, set the size to M1. Anything larger, set the size to L. With L selected, an 8" x 10" will still be about 300 dpi, but any larger print will be at less than 300 dpi.

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How to set 300 dpi


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As an example, let's say you took a picture that's 2000 by 3000 pixels (6 megapixels). If you make a 4x6 print of it, you're printing at 500 dpi. If you make a 8x12 print of it, you're printing at 250 dpi, but it's still exactly the same file from the camera.

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If you print a 0.3MP photo at 300dpi, you'll get a picture 1.6 inches by 2.1 inches (smaller than a business card). If you print a 7.1MP photo at 300dpi, you'll get a picture about 8 inches by 10 inches. You can also get an 8x10 from the 0.3MP if you print at 60dpi, but the result will be rather grainy.

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More information on exactly what you are trying to do would be helpful... But it sounds like it's a resolution problem. Computer monitors usually display 72 or 96 dpi (Dots Per Inch) Printers usually print out images at 300 or 600 dpi Some newspapers are printed at only 50 dpi Scanners can scan a photo in thousands of dpi...
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You can change the DPI using software. Normally the image administration software and advanced softwares can allow you to change it.

Remember an important issue: DPIs are a printing matter not an image quality matter. Yo can set an image to 300 DPI and the same to 72 DPI and you will see no difference between both images.

A good camera and your skills will allow you to take high quality images.

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Hey TiffanyJane,
There is no way to change the dpi on a digital camera. What you need to do is set the camera to its highest resolution which is 3264x2448 pixels, and this is referred to as large in your camera. Large resolution should provide prints of high quality up to 11.7x16.5 inches, and should also be able to print to 300dpi. Instructions on how to set your camera to this setting are on page 69 of your camera manual. If you no longer have your manual I have provided a link below to a PDF download of it. I hope this helps!

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=15672#DownloadDetailAct

Sincerely,
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