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Old 13th of April 2011 (Wed)   #1
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Default Saving photos at 300 DPI

This maybe way too obvious for everyone on this board, but I thought I'd throw it out there anyway. Magazines, newspapers, yearbooks etc. want 300 DPI photos. I found out recently that I was saving my photos at 72 DPI and the high school year book said that when they went to process them at 300 DPI, the photos degraded. I'm a new shooter so this was news to me. I bring it up only so others don't make the same mistake.
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The print quality is determined by the resolution size of your original file. What DPI setting you save the file under has no bearing on the image quality of the print. The question is that what was the resolution size of your original file?? You can save a 800 pixel file using 300 dpi setting. However, you will not get a magazine print quality if you decide to print the file to 8x10.
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The guys I shoot for, newspapers and magazines specify 1500px wide at 300dpi. Just set this in photoshop as your crop settings and let the software do the rest. Your standard dpi from the camera will be 72dpi, but don't worry about that. Just crop and save at those settings and it'll be fine.
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The guys I shoot for, newspapers and magazines specify 1500px wide at 300dpi. Just set this in photoshop as your crop settings and let the software do the rest. Your standard dpi from the camera will be 72dpi, but don't worry about that. Just crop and save at those settings and it'll be fine.


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Shoot and process RAW images and then you can export to whatever JPEG size and resolution is required by editors.
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This maybe way too obvious for everyone on this board, but I thought I'd throw it out there anyway. Magazines, newspapers, yearbooks etc. want 300 DPI photos. I found out recently that I was saving my photos at 72 DPI and the high school year book said that when they went to process them at 300 DPI, the photos degraded. I'm a new shooter so this was news to me. I bring it up only so others don't make the same mistake.
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Thanks for the comment Bps. I share many pictures. This, however, is an important topic for those who shoot "sport" pictures and want to save them in the proper way. I'm sorry you do not think it is pertinent.
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The guys I shoot for, newspapers and magazines specify 1500px wide at 300dpi. Just set this in photoshop as your crop settings and let the software do the rest. Your standard dpi from the camera will be 72dpi, but don't worry about that. Just crop and save at those settings and it'll be fine.
I don't crop EVERY image I shoot, and somewhere on this thread I asked this same question the answer I got went something like this.


write an action (I named mine 300dpi ) that goes...... Image>Image size> uncheck 'resample image' and change the dpi to 300>ok

now I just put my card in my pc find it in bridge, and run the action on import.
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