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What is the photo is 600dpi?
Book Design and Imaging

Mike, thank you for your advice but there is something you might have misunderstood (or I wasn’t clear enough). When I scan my slides the scanner’s application has two resolution values that I can set: input and output. The input resolution is maximum 5400 dpi and in most cases I scan at around this value, while I set the output resolution to 600 dpi (it’s because this way the size of the print is 20×30 cm or around 7000×4700 pixels). Now, I’d really like to know if you think this is too low resolution or did you think I was referring to the input resolution in the first place?

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Feb 23, 2009 1:38pm PDT
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What is the photo is 600dpi?
Book Design and Imaging

I have just read the latest comments on the topic. I think, to be on the safe side, I will go through the procedure recommended above. There is one more think, though.

A friend of mine is now constructing his book (wedding photos) and the images were taken using a Canon Rebel. These images are all approx. 4200 pixels (long side) and 72 dpi. I do not know whether this will be OK (he’d like standard landscape format). The photos look good on the monitor but I’m not sure they’ll be OK in print.

Any suggestion?

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Feb 22, 2009 11:47am PDT
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What is the photo is 600dpi?
Book Design and Imaging

Absolutely. I can’t thank you enough. Have a nice day.

 

Viktor

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Jan 13, 2009 6:23am PDT
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What is the photo is 600dpi?
Book Design and Imaging

Thank you again, I’ve read the posts and now I understand a lot more. One final question, though. The size of my images is generally around 7000×4700 pixels, scanned at 600dpi. If I downsize them to 300dpi for BS, the size also halves, which means that they may be too small for some containers or covers. Is it a good solution in this case to increase the size back to e.g. 4000 pixels on the long side (staying in 300ppi), or will this affect quality?
(I cannot initially scan them at any larger size as the maximum resolution of my scanner is 5400dpi.)

Viktor

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Jan 13, 2009 4:02am PDT
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What is the photo is 600dpi?
Book Design and Imaging

Thank you for the advice. By the way, do you think I should scan the images in 300dpi in the first place or is there any advantage of a higher resolution at all (if printing uses 300dpi anyway)?

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Jan 13, 2009 2:10am PDT
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What is the photo is 600dpi?
Book Design and Imaging

Most of my photos are 600 dpi (I scan them from slides and negatives) and now I’ve read in one of the answers that they should be 300dpi. What happens if I use them to make a book? Will the quality suffer for any reason? So should I cahnge the resolution to 300dpi before I make the book or can I leave them as they are?
Thanks, Viktor

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Jan 12, 2009 3:02pm PDT
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