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Hallo everybody!

What is the effect of the DPI value you can see in the application report (see file attached)?

It is set to 96 DPI, and I am afraid this is why when I resize an image having a high resolution the result is not as it should be.

Example: I have a picture with 300 DPI and over 1200px width. I resize it (I shrink it) without changing the resolution and the effect on screen is a bit blurrier as expected...

Maybe this is a pre-setting I can adjust?

THANX!!

 

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Hallo everybody!

What is the effect of the DPI value you can see in the application report (see file attached)?

It is set to 96 DPI, and I am afraid this is why when I resize an image having a high resolution the result is not as it should be.

Example: I have a picture with 300 DPI and over 1200px width. I resize it (I shrink it) without changing the resolution and the effect on screen is a bit blurrier as expected...

Maybe this is a pre-setting I can adjust?

THANX!!

 

Please explain how you can "resize it (I shrink it) without changing the resolution"?

DPI values are irrelevant to an image editor (or video editor for that matter), only pixel resolution is important. DPI is only important for printing purpose. If your image became blurred after resizing, it's because of the resize algorithm used.

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Hello Saint,

It is well worth reading through this tutorial:

http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/17049-dpi-and-you-understanding-resolution-for-print-and-web/

 

As Dipstick says D.P.I. is relevant for printing, it is the number of pixels that is important for a sharp image.

If you must reduce the pixel size, try to use 'round' fractions eg. by half, quarter etc. you are less likely to see blurring that way.

If you use an 'odd' fraction (1/3, 1/5 etc.) the blurring can be reduced by using the sharpen effect afterwards.

 

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