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    dpi settings on camera...

    anyone know how to get the dpi settings on a finepix s9500 to around 300..?
    ive flicked thru the manual and im clearly not getting it... and im sure i used to have it on the right setting a while back.. but its been a while since ive used this and need some help.

    so..thanks in advance.

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    Original Poster

    thanx but that doesnt really help.. i can change the dpi on photoshop if i wanted (i know how too honest lol)...but im starting at 72, its abit annoying... i just want to do it on the camera automatically.

    The 9600 manual in pdf format should be similar.
    Just do a search for dpi and it should find it.

    fujifilm.co.uk/med…pdf

    http://i44.tinypic.com/icjluv.jpg

    Original Poster

    thanks esq.... odd tho, ive set it to the '9m' (quality mode) n its still showing on my computer as 72dpi

    MissRoo;4835223

    thanks esq.... odd tho, ive set it to the '9m' (quality mode) n its still … thanks esq.... odd tho, ive set it to the '9m' (quality mode) n its still showing on my computer as 72dpi



    Are you using a program to read the exif data on the picture?

    my canon 350d shows 72dpi
    the mates d40 shows 300dpi
    the wifes d60 shows 300dpi

    in windows properties when you right click on the picture.

    Some great info here.


    photo.net/can…FCR

    Welcome to photo.net, . This is a common question here. Cameras do not "give" any dpi. They only give an image which is a specific number of pixels wide and a specific number of pixels high. In the case of the 350D, that means 3456 pixels wide and 2304 pixels high. Viewing/printing those pixels at 72dpi gives you a 48" x 32" image, and viewing/printing those pixels at 180dpi gives you a 19.2" x 12.8" image. Either way, it's the same image file/data, same number of pixels.

    Original Poster

    its showing at the right size.. if i look at its properties.. (I think)

    but in photoshop its automatically 72, if i look in 'image size'

    so is it just lying.. or am i loosing my mind..

    *note i am quite stressed atm more than likely i am loosing my mind*

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    esq3585;4835276

    Some great info … Some great info here.http://photo.net/canon-eos-digital-camera-forum/00FFCRWelcome to photo.net, . This is a common question here. Cameras do not "give" any dpi. They only give an image which is a specific number of pixels wide and a specific number of pixels high. In the case of the 350D, that means 3456 pixels wide and 2304 pixels high. Viewing/printing those pixels at 72dpi gives you a 48" x 32" image, and viewing/printing those pixels at 180dpi gives you a 19.2" x 12.8" image. Either way, it's the same image file/data, same number of pixels.



    hmm its odd.. because my friend had a camera in her hand the other day and set it too 300dpi.. which when put onto comp, also came up as that sed 300 dpi.

    Dpi in images means nothing and can just be ignored ,The image could say 1 million dpi and the image would be exactly the same ,Some cameras show it one way and some another but it really means nothing,

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    tonyg1962;4835834

    Dpi in images means nothing and can just be ignored ,The image could say … Dpi in images means nothing and can just be ignored ,The image could say 1 million dpi and the image would be exactly the same ,Some cameras show it one way and some another but it really means nothing,



    its part of a project. needs to be 300dpi im afraid.

    Do you mean you need to print at 300 Dpi

    Original Poster

    tonyg1962;4835981

    Do you mean you need to print at 300 Dpi



    no they want files..well prints too actually.... like ive sed above can change on ph myself.. just wanted them to come out of the camera as 300

    I fully agree with the above comments and links about DPI - in terms of just an image file, the DPI is actually entirely meaningless because it's not being printed instead it's just a large array of colours. By setting the camera to its maximum resolution and quality you are ensuring you can print the largest possible image from the camera at 300 dpi.

    The reason DPI is meaningless is because it's a combination of resolution and the final print size (the latter obviously has no part in the file itself) - if I have a picture with a resolution of just 300x300 then if I print it out at just one inch by one inch then the final image will be at 300dpi. However if I print it at three inches by three inches despite being the same file it will be no longer be 300 dpi and instead be lower, to keep the 300 dpi I would need to have a 900x900 resolution file for that.

    In your case it's going to be dependent on the final print size as to whether 9MP is going to be sufficient or not at 300dpi, I suspect it would be but would need more details on your project.

    John

    MissRoo;4836073

    no they want files..well prints too actually.... like ive sed above can … no they want files..well prints too actually.... like ive sed above can change on ph myself.. just wanted them to come out of the camera as 300



    I understand but it isnt possible im afraid,The DPI info in exif is just a throwback to scanning images and is not used by cameras for any real purpose as the DPI is selected when prining depending on image size,The reason they ask for 300dpi is that when you scan an image 300dpi is optimum size that the human eye can resolve ,

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    tonyg1962;4836163

    I understand but it isnt possible im afraid,The DPI info in exif is just … I understand but it isnt possible im afraid,The DPI info in exif is just a throwback to scanning images and is not used by cameras for any real purpose as the DPI is selected when prining depending on image size,The reason they ask for 300dpi is that when you scan an image 300dpi is optimum size that the human eye can resolve ,



    ...well i know u can have it on the camera (or so it would like to think) then its automatically on the comp as 300 if you look.. i know this cos i used a diff camera the other day (and it all went so smoothly it was unbelievable). id like to have a bigger image to work on..not the small one.

    either way, seems nothings working... but thanx for your input.

    Original Poster

    starsparkle2311;4836213

    turnip



    it would seem so

    MissRoo;4836201

    ...well i know u can have it on the camera (or so it would like to think) … ...well i know u can have it on the camera (or so it would like to think) then its automatically on the comp as 300 if you look.. i know this cos i used a diff camera the other day (and it all went so smoothly it was unbelievable). id like to have a bigger image to work on..not the small one. either way, seems nothings working... but thanx for your input.



    As everyone keeps saying but you don't seem to want to hear, the DPI means nothing - it will *not* change the resolution from the camera, if it's set to 9MP then you will get the highest resolution from the camera which is 3488 x 2616. The DPI you're referring to is an arbitrary value assigned in the EXIF data or perhaps it's not there at all hence Photoshop is generating it - you are *not* going to get a bigger image if you change that value to 300 DPI because it has no relevence in this context.

    John

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    Johnmcl7;4836232

    As everyone keeps saying but you don't seem to want to hear, the DPI … As everyone keeps saying but you don't seem to want to hear, the DPI means nothing - it will *not* change the resolution from the camera, if it's set to 9MP then you will get the highest resolution from the camera which is 3488 x 2616. The DPI you're referring to is an arbitrary value assigned in the EXIF data or perhaps it's not there at all hence Photoshop is generating it - you are *not* going to get a bigger image if you change that value to 300 DPI because it has no relevence in this context.John



    .. its ok john. i am listening. its just what we were told to get. n ive already previously stated i didnt know why when i was using the highest settings they were coming up as 75.. when i expected 300.. but if you didnt read that its ok

    thats all chuck simple as :thumbsup: .

    No, you're not listening (and I am reading your comments while banging my head on the table) because you've just said "id like to have a bigger image to work on..not the small one." - if you'd read any of the previous comments you'd know that you're not going to get a bigger image by changing the DPI in the camera. Check the resolution Photoshop is reading from the file - this is the important part, not whatever DPI it shows.

    The camera can only produce 9MP images but whether these are sufficient or not is going to be dependent on use - in reality you're actually going to find that you're limiting factor is not so much the resolution but the quality of the sensor and the lenses for large prints. My 5MP and 7.5MP SLRs can produce far better large prints than my 10MP compacts even though technically with prints at the same size the DPI of the compacts is higher.

    If the 9MP your camera produces is not enough for what they're looking for then you're going to need to upsample the image using interpolation to produce the higher resolution required for printing which is more akin to the 'cheating' you refer to. It's similar to upscaling a DVD for an HDTV in that you're actually adding any extra information to the picture, how much you can get away with will depend on the original picture. Some stock agencies are very strict over resolution (regardless of the quality), I've seen some people being forced to upsample their pictures for this reason.

    John

    Original Poster

    ok john
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