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Canon T3 - Image Quality at 240 ppi in RAW
I have been taking photos for years - and I know how to resize, I know how to change the resolution to 300 - but wondering why it's not 300 SOOC. I have never had a problem with image quality as it relates to print size.
I realize that the camera itself is bottom of the line - but I have enjoyed it so much. I have about 4 pieces of glass to go with it and can't see myself investing in a newer model anytime soon. I go online and see photos that are 55MB at 5406 x 3568.
Is that the only solution though? To get a newer camera? Maybe just buy a "body" and keep the same glass?
I do take pictures for hire - and people have never complained about image quality...but it drives me crazy.
Thanks for any tips!
remember because the image is raw photoshop needs to assign a colourspace, resolution, bit depth and ppi so you can see the image with your eyeballs
click the text at the bottom of the ACR window to make changes to workflow settings
The only tab under my photo in RAW says "Depth" and gives the option of 8 bit or 16 bit channel.
On the far left HELP, then SAVE IMAGE - then the DEPTH - on the far right - DONE CANCEL and OPEN IMAGE.
Normal tools flow down the right side bar.
9 options on top that i never use in RAW - zoom, eye dropper, red eye, rotate, etc.
I normally play with the sliders on the right for exposure, blacks, white balance, etc etc.
I can't imagine buying the full version of photoshop - not at this point. This is such a let down for me! I am wondering if a newer camera would be cheaper than buying photoshop?
Sorry for my long post - but I greatly appreciate your advice!
This experiment shows that it is next to impossible to see better than 175 dpi on an 8x10 print
and on the monitor, dpi is irrelevant. Pixels are pixels and the density is always based on your monitor's physical pixel density
I guess if your printer was optimized to print at a given dpi... but still, in the article it shows that his native print at 416dpi was identical to his 175 dpi non native print.
If I import an image into PS as 300dpi and edit the image, then change the setting to 72 dpi, there is no degradation, just a change in assigned measurement of the canvas.
I'm pretty sure your printer can override dpi settings, because if I printed a 72 DPI 6000x4000 on an 8x10 with no scaling, It would be insanely zoomed in.
There is the keyword scaling. It takes those 6000x4000 pixels and scales them to the piece of paper. Then the printer prints at it's assigned DPI.
I don't think I'm making myself clear - I see others online with an image file size that is so large. My file size looks so small in comparison. I want friends/family/clients to be able to print a larger print - if they so chose - without losing quality. I fear the way it is set up - that if they print too large - they will lose pixels - and it will look grainy / pixelated - does that make sense?
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