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Oct 26, 2009 04:12 |  #1

Is there anyway you can adjust the 50D DPI setting of 72 to a greater value, within the camera menu feature?

The reason I ask is that my pictures are not as sharp as others I have seen taken with 50D's( changing of the lenses produces no great difference) and it has been suggested to me that the camera setting of 72dpi needs to be increased?

As I am no expert on these matters(total novice), I would greatly appreciate any advice.

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Oct 26, 2009 04:23 |  #2

Hi. I've a 50D. I'm not sure what you are referring to. 72dpi (or ppi) is the output resolution. Nothing to do with how the camera takes the shot. 72dpi is monitor resolution. Print resolution is normally somewhere between 150-300 dpi. Sharpness is down to focus. Which focus points are you using?


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Oct 26, 2009 04:27 |  #3

What Hannya said.

Plus: there is a nice writeup of the DPI topic to be found here: http://www.scantips.co​m/no72dpi.html (external link)

Also there are a lot of friendly people on this forum, who will help you analysing your pictures and point out areas for improvement (from e.g. technical or composition point of view). If you can, post some of the pictures you are not content with.

Keep in mind, that RAW pictures taken with neutral camera profiles (no in-camera sharpening) will require sharpening in PP.


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Oct 26, 2009 04:59 |  #4

macca172 wrote in post #8895485 (external link)
Is there anyway you can adjust the 50D DPI setting of 72 to a greater value, within the camera menu feature?

The reason I ask is that my pictures are not as sharp as others I have seen taken with 50D's( changing of the lenses produces no great difference) and it has been suggested to me that the camera setting of 72dpi needs to be increased?

As I am no expert on these matters(total novice), I would greatly appreciate any advice.

Macca

That 72dpi value is almost completely meaningless, and will have zero effect on the quality of your images (sharpness or otherwise). More info here: https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=83445

If your images are not as sharp as you'd like, I suggest you start another thread and post the images. I'm sure people on the forum will be able to help.


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Oct 26, 2009 06:17 |  #5

macca172 wrote in post #8895485 (external link)
Is there anyway you can adjust the 50D DPI setting of 72 to a greater value, within the camera menu feature?

The reason I ask is that my pictures are not as sharp as others I have seen taken with 50D's( changing of the lenses produces no great difference) and it has been suggested to me that the camera setting of 72dpi needs to be increased?

Whoever made the suggestion does not realize that the "72 DPI" number embedded in image files made by the camera is absolutely meaningless. All that matters for resolution of the images is the pixel count.

The "DPI" number only has a meaning when you are making a print, and whatever software you use to make a print will handle that for you. What matters is the size of print you wish to make and the total pixel count of the image file.

As said above - if you are having problems with your image quality you should probably start a different thread with a more appropriate title and post sample images that you are having problems with.


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Oct 26, 2009 12:46 as a reply to  @ SkipD's post |  #6

Thank you all for responses and advice. Seems I was given bad advice from another 50D user.


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