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Image resolution question.
Book Design and Imaging

I guess I’m really confused.  My photos were taken with my Canon Digital Rebel XT which is 8mp.   When I look at the picture info, it says the photo is 3456×2304 and is sRGB which Blurb says is much more than they need.  But if I look at the properties of the photo, it says it’s 72dpi.   I’m trying to understand all of this and I do quite a bit with Paint Shop Pro X2 but I still seem to be missing something. By the way, I printed the exact book and photos in the large format book through Mypublisher.com which is a lot more expensive, but the photos were perfect. When I did the same book here using the standard landscape, the pictures were pixilated.  I loved the book (ordered it in soft cover and image wrap) but was disappointed with the pictures. I’m working with Blurb tech support now, so hopefully they can help me before I do future books.

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Jun 26, 2008 4:54pm PDT
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Can you order a dust cover only?
BookSmart

I ordered a book with imagewrap and although I like it, I realized I’d like to order just the glossy dustcover to match.  THis is also because I created the inside flaps for the book and then realized it doesn’t print with imagewrap which I didn’t see listed anywhere.   Other book maker sites allow you to create just a dustcover which I guess I can duplicate and order from them, but I’d rather do it from Blurb.  Is this possible?

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Jun 23, 2008 10:30am PDT
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Image resolution question.
Book Design and Imaging

I’ve also had questions about DPI.  Booksmart says that the printers use 300 DPI but I noticed when I check the properties of the pictures that I take with my new Canon Rebel digital at 8MP, it says that the original size is 72 dpi.  Does that mean that my original photos are being set wrong?  Shouldn’t this resolution be higher?  When I print them they look great but I put them in a book (which didn’t show a yellow triangle) and I wasn’t happy with the quality compared to other book sites I’ve used. What am I doing wrong?

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Jun 23, 2008 9:32am PDT
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