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change the dpi setting on dsc p52

is there a way to change the dpi setting on my sony cybershot dsc-p52?

cameron
Tue, 21 Mar 2006 10:03:00 -0800

Did you want to change the dot per inch (DPI) of the image? Or did you want to change the size of the image?

You can only change image size in the camera. I think most digital cameras today set the DPI to 72 by default to match computer screens. To change DPI, you'll have to do it in post-processing in a photo-editing software.

Chieh Cheng
Tue, 21 Mar 2006 11:13:30 -0800

i am able to change the size of the photo, but i use the camera for real estate, and some of my magazines require 300 dpi. the only way i can do it is take the photo at 3.2 and then resize it in a photo shop program, but the image size goes down dramatically. maybe a newer camera will help.

cameron
Tue, 21 Mar 2006 13:24:15 -0800

That is correct, Cameron. At 3.2 MP, the DSC-P52 produces an image at 2048x1536. At 300 dots per inch, the printed image is 6.8x5.1" (2048 / 300 = 6.8, 1536 / 300 = 5.1). If you want to print bigger images than that at 300 DPI, you'll need more megapixels.

Chieh Cheng
Wed, 22 Mar 2006 00:20:52 -0800

any recomendations on a decent degital camera with a dpi of 300 or that can be adjusted to that?

cameron
Wed, 22 Mar 2006 06:58:29 -0800

No, you'll have to adjust the DPI in Photoshop.

But if your picture is too small in your magazines, you can get a higher megapixel digital camera. What size are you trying to print your image at?

If you want to print 8x10" pictures in the magazine at 300 DPI, you'll need a digital camera that can generate at least a 2400x3000 = 7.2 megapixel image.

Chieh Cheng
Wed, 22 Mar 2006 10:39:26 -0800

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