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I am sending a photo to a newspaper editor and he wants me to send as high resolution j pegs at least 300 dpi. What does this mean? How can I work out what the Dpi is?

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Right click on the pictur icon and click on Properties
All the info is there

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Canon SD1300 setting for 300dpi size 2.75 x 2.975 how to set camera


It's not a camera setting.
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It's not a camera setting.
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A photo editing/printing program will let you control the DPI when you print a photo (and some will let you change the value when you save the file).

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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...
If your photo is a 4x6 at 300dpi, then when they try to display it in 72dpi, it will display as just a bit larger than a 16x20" image
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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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