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05/07/2019 06:54:32 AM · #1
Hi, I need help pls.
I have an image, which in photoshop shows it has 300dpi.
I then "export as" (as jpeg) and the resulting file has 96 dpi (when I look at the "properties").
This is a commission I did and I need to print it on a large format canvas. I tried to save it several times always the same.
Is there a setting in the export that I have to change/use?
I don't even know if it has done this before!! Never really looked.

Thanks for any help
05/07/2019 07:05:29 AM · #2
Have you tried with "save as"? instead of export as?
05/07/2019 07:51:10 AM · #3
Unless you are printing on a desktop-type printer the dpi shouldn't really make a difference as long as the total number of pixels doesn't change.

But, as mentioned, if you just use Save-As (or Save-As a Copy) the dpi should remain fixed.
05/07/2019 11:17:54 AM · #4
Originally posted by Alexkc:

Have you tried with "save as"? instead of export as?

Nope - thought that was only for photoshop files and such. leaaaaaaarning :-).

And gold star to you - it works :-). Thank you.

So when would you use "save as" and when "export as"?
05/07/2019 01:39:03 PM · #5
For regular image files (PSD, JPEG, TIFF, etc.) you can (I do) always use Save-As ... "Export" is usually used when you are saving in some special format for import into another program (video?) -- not sure why it would have been recommended to you.

It is possible that "Export" replaced the "SaveFor Web" function, which allows you to cap the file size to a specific number (e.g. DPc's 700kb limit) by having the program automatically adjust the JPEG compression; files destined for the Web are often set to 96dpi (resolution of many modern monitors).
05/07/2019 04:11:58 PM · #6
Originally posted by GeneralE:

For regular image files (PSD, JPEG, TIFF, etc.) you can (I do) always use Save-As ... "Export" is usually used when you are saving in some special format for import into another program (video?) -- not sure why it would have been recommended to you.


I don't think anybody recommended it :-). I am self taught and can't remember where I "learned" to use that :-). I originally only used Gimp and only moved to Photoshop recently. Still so much to learn!

Thank you for your help as always. You are awesome!
05/07/2019 05:20:51 PM · #7
You're welcome -- feel free to ask questions, it's what the site was created for ... :-)

Still not sure how you were even able to "Export" to a JPEG file -- neither of my (older) versions shows that as an option ...

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05/07/2019 07:34:16 PM · #8
DPI doesn't matter until a piece of paper is involved. What matters is if the resolution of the image can print to the desired DPI at the desired print size.

Message edited by author 2019-05-07 19:34:43.
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