Problems with DPI
Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:39:48 AM
Hello. Microsoft Paint's screen resolution is anywhere between 72 and 120. When I try to change the DP1 by using a converter, it converts but when I got back into Paint, the original DPI is there. Also If it changes in a bmp and then I save it to a png and click on it again, the info indicates that the file has the original DPI. I'm very confused about this thanks.
Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:49:49 AM
I make all of my images 300 DPI. Instead of using Paint, try downloading Gimp. It's similar to Photoshop, and it's free. It's listed in the second post in this thread.
Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:29:40 AM
HI. I tried using Gimp, but when I tried to save it, it came up some weird extension...something like .xcf or something. Can't upload that on Zazzle. So I exported it to Paint and the file had the new resolution. But then the file went back to the resolution it previously had.
Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:54:23 AM
Think in pixels instead of dpi, I make most of my graphics 6000 x 6000 pixels
Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:15:45 PM
Sharon Lee Hudson wrote:
HI. I tried using Gimp, but when I tried to save it, it came up some weird extension...something like .xcf or something. Can't upload that on Zazzle. So I exported it to Paint and the file had the new resolution. But then the file went back to the resolution it previously had.



In Gimp don't use the save command use the export command.

Saving in Gimp just saves your project for later

if you want to "save" as an image Export it and you can choose either .jpg or .png

Adding:
When I export as .jpg I always choose the highest quality output with the slider

When I export as .png I set the compression to 0


Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 3:03:59 PM
I think opening the file in paint again after exporting it, turns it back to the original resolution. I think that's what's happening, but I'm not sure. I am very confused. But I don't know where else to check to see if the file has a dpi of 300 or 200.
Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 5:13:57 PM
Sharon Lee Hudson wrote:
I think opening the file in paint again after exporting it, turns it back to the original resolution. I think that's what's happening, but I'm not sure. I am very confused. But I don't know where else to check to see if the file has a dpi of 300 or 200.


If you open the file in Gimp then click on the image tab and at the bottom of the list is "image properties" click that and look at the resolution, it will say ppi instead of dpi. ppi stands for pixels per inch instead of dots per inch but basically means the same thing.

if you want to change the ppi go to the image tab again and click on "Print size" and change the x and y resolution to 300 or whatever...

now go to file tab and "export" your image (not save) it will keep what ever format it already was. if it was .png it will export as .png unless you change that in the text field.

I hope this helps you and isn't too confusing.




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