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Your DPI is probably incorrect. See, print DPI (Dots per Inch) is usually in the 100-300 range; screen DPI is usually 72. Try changing the printer's DPI.

 

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Your DPI is probably incorrect. See, print DPI (Dots per Inch) is usually in the 100-300 range; screen DPI is usually 72. Try changing the printer's DPI.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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Thanks for the insight. Here is my dilema. I have a photo that is 2816 pixels wide by 2112 pixels high @ 96 DPI. The print size is indicated as 29.22 inches wide by 22 inches high. I need this to print out at roughly 3.25 inches wide by 2.25 inches high. I'm not sure how to keep my high quality photo while scaling a large size print to such a small size. Any help is appreciated.

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Thanks for the insight. Here is my dilema. I have a photo that is 2816 pixels wide by 2112 pixels high @ 96 DPI. The print size is indicated as 29.22 inches wide by 22 inches high. I need this to print out at roughly 3.25 inches wide by 2.25 inches high. I'm not sure how to keep my high quality photo while scaling a large size print to such a small size. Any help is appreciated.

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3.25 inches wide would be 2816 pixels / (x pixels/inch) = 3.25 inches. (pixels/inch is just another way of saying dots-per-inch)

Solve for x, which is the DPI you want. So, x = 2816px / 3.25in.

The printing wizard in Paint.NET doesn't honor DPI, however. You will want to use Image->Resize in Paint.NET to set the DPI (Resolution), then regular Paint (yeah yeah I know, I know) to print.

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3.25 inches wide would be 2816 pixels / (x pixels/inch) = 3.25 inches. (pixels/inch is just another way of saying dots-per-inch)

Solve for x, which is the DPI you want. So, x = 2816px / 3.25in.

The printing wizard in Paint.NET doesn't honor DPI, however. You will want to use Image->Resize in Paint.NET to set the DPI (Resolution), then regular Paint (yeah yeah I know, I know) to print.

The Paint.NET Blog: https://blog.getpaint.net/

Donations are always appreciated! https://www.getpaint.net/donate.html

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