Newbie to the group - XT resolution question

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by karyn, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. karyn

    karyn Guest

    Hello everyone! I just joined this group and recently purchased a
    Canon Rebel XT (w/18-55 lens kit ). I've taken a bunch of photos with
    the XT (all in auto mode as I'm still learning) and I love it so far.
    My question is when I upload my pix to my pc, the resolution for all my
    pix is 72dpi. I've changed the camera's quality setting from small to
    large and normal to fine but it's still 72. My old pocket camera
    produced 230dpi ... what am I missing here/doing wrong? Any help is
    greatly appreciated. Thanks, Karyn
    karyn, Jan 19, 2006
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  2. you missed the fact that dpi is totaly irrelevant in digital cameras,
    thus vendors put there whatever they fancy.

    Bronek Kozicki, Jan 19, 2006
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  3. karyn

    Skip M Guest

    Like has been said, dpi is not relevant to what you print. But if you look
    at that window in Pshop where you saw the 72dpi (I'm guessing that is where
    you saw it, under "Image Size") look at the dimension of the image. Click
    off the box that says "resample," change the smallest dimension to 8, and,
    viola! you have an 8x12 image at 292dpi. Happier, now? Your old camera may
    have had a smaller dimension on the image, and showed a larger dpi number.
    It's just a way to say keep you guessing...
    Skip M, Jan 19, 2006
  4. karyn

    C J Southern Guest

    Hi Karyn,

    Just ignore the figure, and make sure that you've set the camera for the
    highest-quality JPEG (if you're after the highest-quality images) (until you
    get into RAW format).

    By the way - we haven't seen you group membership form or fee yet - you can
    send it to ...

    (just kidding)
    C J Southern, Jan 19, 2006
  5. karyn

    G.T. Guest

    To add to what the other's are saying usually you can set preferences in
    what ever application you are using to edit your photos to default to 180dpi
    or 300dpi or what have you. It's not something the camera will do.

    G.T., Jan 19, 2006
  6. Well, you both miss the fact that there are no "d"s until you print.

    IAE, the ppi it is imported as is only inconvenient in those
    applications that want to display it at that setting. The overall number
    of pixels is what counts.
    John McWilliams, Jan 19, 2006
  7. karyn

    karyn Guest

    You guys are awesome! Thanks a bunch!! My form & fee are in the
    *mail* ... :)
    karyn, Jan 19, 2006
  8. C'mon, you guys! You know better: it's ppi, not dpi. and it's "others"
    John McWilliams, Jan 20, 2006
  9. karyn

    G.T. Guest

    It's dpi, we're talking about what the image will look like printed.
    Mea culpa.

    G.T., Jan 20, 2006
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