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What does DPI mean?

What does DPI mean and how does it affect images displayed on screen versus printed?
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What is a suitable image resolution for canvas prints?

I would like to create a 60 inch x 20 inch canvas print using an image with a resolution of 4759x1798 (240 pixels per inch) and I would like to know if the image quality will still be good at that ...
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What DPI should I resize my image to for best printing quality?

And my apologies if this sounds a bit too basic but I can't get my head around this. I have a digital image I took with my camera. 4000x3000 pixels, and GIMP claims that its resolution is 72x72 DPI. ...
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Good compromise on quality/compression for hi-rez photographs?

My Nikon D90 dumps out photographs that are 4288 x 2848 @ 300 DPI. They're about ~3 MB in size. I'm an amateur in every sense of the word. I don't know what 75% of the camera settings do. I'm ...
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How do I set up my camera to get a high enough resolution for printing at 300dpi?

How do I get the highest resolution my camera can take a photo at? I want to be able to have a picture as Photoshop-ready as I possibly can. For example, if I need to upload high resolution art at ...
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4answers
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Why does increasing the dpi of an image on export from Lightroom not increase the file size? [duplicate]

I have a Nikon D3300. RAW images are usually 25-28 MB at a resolution of 6000 x 4000. I exported from Lightroom at Quality: 100; DPI: 240. The exported JPEG turns out to be around 12 MB. I took the ...
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2answers
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How to tell if a photo has been resized?

I'm curious if photographers that upload to various photo service sites such as www.pictage.com (no longer in business apparently) or www.gradimages.com can unwittingly have their content resized/...
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How does PPI relate to DPI in photo metadata?

I have been asked to provide pictures in JPEG format at a resolution of 300DPI. My computer give me a picture sizes in kilobytes and Photoscape the photo editing package that I use, converts ...
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3answers
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How does the dpi setting affect the image exported from Lightroom [duplicate]

If I export an image from Lightroom (as a jpeg) I can specify to resize it to particular dimensions, or keep it as it is. But regardless of that there is also a dimension field as in dots per inch but ...
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1answer
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DPI in photos vs DPI in Printers/Scanners [duplicate]

When I look at the properties of a JPEG shot on my Canon 5D MkIII (set to the highest quality settings on the camera), i've noticed that the 'Horizontal/Vertical Resolution is 72 DPI' My only ...
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Senior picture 72 dpi vs 300 dpi [duplicate]

So i took my senior pictures and it said it was at 72 dpi. My school said they needed pictures to at least 300 dpi. I researched and found out that 300 dpi is the best printing quality. I changed the ...
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3answers
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How can a 900X500px image have ~5400 DPI? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does the dpi number reported by camera in JPG have any meaning? I am investigating on the size and resolution of the photographs posted on the Internet. I have visited many ...
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1answer
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Do high export resolutions compromise image safety? [duplicate]

I specialize in macro photography and I've recently begun to export in 300-350dpi, as I find it does a better job of representing details (crucial to my work). However the file size is small, eg. ...
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2answers
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Is there a way to change camera settings (Nikon D40x) to a higher dpi? [duplicate]

I know increasing the size of the photo (S,M,L) does not affect the dpi, but refers only to the pixels. My camera shoots at 300 by default, but sometimes I want a crisper look when I get larger ...
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Are 72 dpi and 300 dpi images with the same resolution the same quality? [duplicate]

I have a lot of travel photos I was hoping to sell as downloadable prints on Etsy but do not know how the whole dpi thing works. When I click on the properties of my picture on my computer it says ...

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