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Old May 31st, 2013, 02:58 PM
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Canon T3i shoots in 72 dpi, not 300 dpi

Hello,

My name is Wolf, I'm an amateur, but I'm pretty good in composing shots. You can view some of my pix here if you like:

http://www.naplesartcommunity.com/wpa/photography.htm

When I bought the Canon T3i, I was puzzled to find out that the photos were only 72 dpi, unusable for printing. What possesses a company like Canon to do that??

Yes, I do know how to convert them to 300 dpi, but if I have to do that with 100 pictures or more, I wish I had purchased a Nikon or a Sony Camcorder, which shoots stills in 350 dpi - crystal clear! Btw, shooting in RAW, as someone suggested, shows up in Photoshop as only 240, not 300 dpi.

Just venting my frustration...

Yall have a great day!

Wolf
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Old May 31st, 2013, 09:05 PM
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Re: Canon T3i shoots in 72 dpi, not 300 dpi

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Hello,

My name is Wolf, I'm an amateur, but I'm pretty good in composing shots. You can view some of my pix here if you like:

http://www.naplesartcommunity.com/wpa/photography.htm

When I bought the Canon T3i, I was puzzled to find out that the photos were only 72 dpi, unusable for printing. What possesses a company like Canon to do that??




Wolf
For printing you have to consider the size of the image, not just the dpi. Set your printer to resize your images, or if you get commercial prints, just specify the size of prints you want. The printer's software will do everything else for you.
One cautioning note; printing a lot of images at default settings may choke the printer down. Too many dpis. Your 72 dpi file will become something over 700 dpi file for a 4X6 print. Blaming Canon for your lack of understanding is pretty futile. Fear not Canon knows what it is doing. I'm not sure about you.
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Old June 3rd, 2013, 12:36 PM
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Re: Canon T3i shoots in 72 dpi, not 300 dpi

Well, ain't you a nice guy! I may not be as knowledgeable as you on the technical part of photography, but when Vistaprint and others alert me to "Low dpi" for the print job at hand, I pay attention. They probably know a little more about printing than even you!

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For printing you have to consider the size of the image, not just the dpi. Set your printer to resize your images, or if you get commercial prints, just specify the size of prints you want. The printer's software will do everything else for you.
One cautioning note; printing a lot of images at default settings may choke the printer down. Too many dpis. Your 72 dpi file will become something over 700 dpi file for a 4X6 print. Blaming Canon for your lack of understanding is pretty futile. Fear not Canon knows what it is doing. I'm not sure about you.
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Old June 3rd, 2013, 09:15 PM
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Re: Canon T3i shoots in 72 dpi, not 300 dpi

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Well, ain't you a nice guy! I may not be as knowledgeable as you on the technical part of photography, but when Vistaprint and others alert me to "Low dpi" for the print job at hand, I pay attention. They probably know a little more about printing than even you!
I am trying to understand why you think Canon is amiss in recording images at 72 dpi.
Canon records at 72 dpi and Nikon at 300 dpi. There is absolutely no difference between the two. Canon's images are larger and Nikon's smaller, but the resolution, given the same size sensors is identical.
The only way you would be alerted to low dpi, by the printer software, if you resized the image while the resample image box is checked. Uncheck the box and there should be no further problem.
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