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Old 12-01-2006, 06:09 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by dthomsen8 View Post
My client wants to submit a photo. Their specs are here.

Now, if I have an interior house photo at 2592x1944 pixels, 1.25 Mb, 72 pixels per inch on the hard drive in JPG format, will that satisify their specs, or not?

I have been poking around on the web for an explanation of 300 BPI, and this is the best explanation I have found. Good, but I am still not quite clear about whether my 72 pixels per inch photo makes the grade or not. I think so, but I welcome the help of the print community here.
Have no idea what your first link shows — big Flash thing, then many, many words having nothing at all to do with image specs. [shrug]

Anyway, printed images need many more bits (pixels, sort of) than screen images do. A 72 dpi image is not printable (at least not without drastic reduction in size).

For magazine-quality printing, 300 dpi (at same size) is generally adequate. For newspapers, 180 to 200. Many digital images taken or adapted for the web will not have enough bits to make these resolutions.

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