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Change the DPI in your Photos

We are getting this question all the time from people who say that their print shop, magazine, or graphics designer keep asking for digital photos at “specific number of” DPI (which is usually at 300 DPI). So if you are reading this after you have read the previous article of “DPI and Photos” you’ll already know that DPI has nothing to do with digital photo resolution or quality.

However, there is some people (including many designers, print shops, and etc.) who are still insist of getting a photo of  specific DPI number (usually they request images to be at 300 DPI) even when the photo’s pixel resolution is high and in great quality and it’s very sufficient to make a print the photo at the required PPI.

So The easy solution is to simply change the DPI of your image to whatever they want and send it along to them.

How to Change Image DPI Size in Adobe Photoshop:

  • Open your photo into Adobe Photoshop.
  • Select the “Image > Image Size” menu option.
  • In the image size window, unselect the “Resample Image” checkbox (make sure there is no checkmark in that Resample Image box).
  • In the “Resolution” box type in 300 (or any DPI number you want)
  • Click the “OK” button
  • The photo DPI has now been set to the DPI number you have choose (the pixel dimensions of the photo in the same which is unchanged).
  • Save this photo (Saving to JPEG – please note that JPEG is a digital photo format that uses variable compression, and you have the option to change that compression. To make this when doing a “save as” from a photo program, choose the needed compression and maximum quality (or take the default settings).

How to Change image DPI Size in Corel PHOTO-PAINT:

  • Open your photo into Corel Photo Paint.
  • Select the “Image > Resample” menu option.
  • In the image size window, select the “Maintain Original Size” checkbox (make sure to check mark in that Maintain Original Size box).
  • In the “Resolution” boxes type in 300 (or any DPI number you want)
  • Click the “OK” button
  • The photo DPI has now been set to the DPI number you have choose (the pixel dimensions of the photo in the same which is unchanged).
  • Save this photo (Saving to JPEG – please note that JPEG is a digital photo format that uses variable compression, and you have the option to change that compression. To make this when doing a “save as” from a photo program, choose the needed compression, smoothing and maximum quality (or take the default settings).

Still having problems?, and you can’t change the DPI for the photos, If you are unable to do it, hit us through the contact page, our support team will be very happy to do it for you.