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Changing photo resolution

My digital camera is a Canon EOS Rebel. I shoot at the highest resolution 8 megapixels, but when I bring my photos into Photoshop, the resolution is only 72 dpi. How do I increase the resolution to the recommended 300dpi? Sorry to sound so dumb, but this is a learning curve for me.

 

Karen 

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Posted by
krusty
Aug 23, 2007 9:47am PDT
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krusty
 

Select image resize from PS menu and change 72 to 300.

Posted by
PSDesign
Aug 23, 2007 1:48pm PDT
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PSDesign
 

Just to clarify, it’s actually called  "Image Size" on the PS menu. And be sure to UNCHECK the box that says "Resample Image", otherwise your actual image dimensions will also be modified accordingly (which you probably don’t want).

Posted by
JasonSigs
Aug 23, 2007 7:24pm PDT
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JasonSigs
 

Hi Karen;

Stop now – don’t worry about it!

DPI is a massively confusing matter when first encountered; but overall it’s not worth losing any sleep over… Your images are almost certainly fine as they are…

As a Canon user; if you’re not already a member, I highly recommend that you sign-up (for free) to POTN Photography-on-the-Net; it’s a GREAT forum and a goldmine of infomation…

Go to: http://photography-on-the.net/

When you’re signed up, read the thread; http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=83445

It should answer all your questions; and if it doesn’t – there’s tons more info on there…

Good luck;

Lee

Posted by
lkb-28
Aug 24, 2007 1:37am PDT
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lkb-28
 

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you everyone for all your helpful hints! I am so excited about making my book and I am trying to avoid all the pitfalls before they happen. Lee, thank you for the links. I will definately sign up for it. It’s wonderful to have such helpful people out there.

Karen 

Posted by
krusty
Aug 24, 2007 9:08am PDT
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