"Image resolution" - how would you interpret it?

Started Jul 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
Just another Canon shooter
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Re: "Image resolution" - how would you interpret it?

corella45 wrote:

Thank you everybody. I see the opinions are pretty much on the side of dimensions. The reason for conducting this survey was that I purchased a CD with images to do large prints and the saleperson claimed they were high resolution images. When I opened the images they were over 3000pi on the long side but only 96 dpi which meant the largest printed picture at decent quality would be 8x12. So I was just curious if people mean picture dimensions when they say 'high resolution'.

If you really believe that the 96 dpi figure means something, then you can print 3000/96 ~ 30 inches on the long side. On the other hand, 300 dpi is the standard printing resolution, so up to 10" on the long size, there will be no upscaling.

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