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Old 12-01-2006, 07:11 AM   #3
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Default Magazine quality printing

Originally Posted by ktinkel View Post
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.
I attach the specs that this magazine provides. They also provide one interior photo for each luxury house advertised on the web. My client's listing is just over a million, a low price for this magazine.

Their specs say "Live Area 7 7/8" x 9 7/8" and also "All digital images must be at a resolution of 300 dpi at that the size they will appear in print." My images are at 2592x1944 pixels. That means 36" at 72 pixels per inch. Can I calcuate 2592/10 = 259 dpi and no good for their use? (I rounded the 9 7/8" to 10 for easy calculation, but precision doesn't make it to 300 dpi.)

It seems to me that only some quite expensive digital cameras make it to the level they are requesting, and consequently maybe film is the way to get a photograph of sufficient quality for their use.
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