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    Quote Originally Posted by RPMiller View Post
    Here is just one of many links that you can find on the subject, but I picked this one specifically because it has print shop links as well. [U]Please understand... (CUT) ...misleading.

    http://www.rideau-info.com/photos/mythdpi.html
    I really must say that while the most information on the linked page is correct he doesn't get it all correct.

    Here's some links to Wikipedia that's relevant:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dots_per_inch
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lines_per_inch
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halftone

    And here's an alternate way to describe dpi, ppi, and lpi. IMHO a more accurate than the photo guide above:
    http://desktoppub.about.com/cs/inter...resolution.htm

    The thing is that higher resolution does not always increase the quality of the printed image and in order to keep the image size down (in mb) it's better with as low dpi as possible but still high enough (about two times the lpi).

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    Bumping because it seems to be a hot topic due to the May challenge. I've also made it sticky so that it will be easier to find in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnifex View Post
    And here's an alternate way to describe dpi, ppi, and lpi. IMHO a more accurate than the photo guide above:
    http://desktoppub.about.com/cs/inter...resolution.htm
    You must have posted this after I had to take my sabbatical. Sorry I missed it on my return.

    That last link you posted is an excellent one! That should hopefully solidify everything else that was said in this thread. Repped for the link!
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    A bit of thread necromancy.

    http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2010...e-myth-of-dpi/

    Is another discussion on this which reiterates my own opinion that DPI only matters when printing and should be abolished otherwise

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