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Hey, I've got a colour printer (Canon S530D), and for photo's only print on 4x6. So, in Photoshop, should I be adjusting the DPI or the image size? I've never quite figure this out. Mark...

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    Hey,
    I've got a colour printer (Canon S530D), and for photo's only print on
    4x6. So, in Photoshop, should I be adjusting the DPI or the image size? I've
    never quite figure this out.

    Mark


    Mark Handy Guest

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    Hi,
    I've seen that, but what does it do for DPI, or doesn't that matter
    for printing?

    M

    "Jorge Alvarez" <correoschafahotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:bepaak$71t6b$1ID-116944.news.uni-berlin.de...
    > > I've got a colour printer (Canon S530D), and for photo's only print
    on
    > > 4x6. So, in Photoshop, should I be adjusting the DPI or the image size?
    > I've
    > > never quite figure this out.
    >
    > Click the crop icon on the left palette, set the width
    > and height fields to "6 in" and "4 in" respectively, leave the resolution
    > field blank, and crop the area that you want to print (starting from a
    > corner you can select almost the whole picture, though some pixels will be
    > lost because of the ratio.) Now press ENTER, that's it.
    >
    > Cheers,
    >
    > -Jorge
    >
    >

    Mark Handy Guest

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    Default Re: Printing Question.

    > I've got a colour printer (Canon S530D), and for photo's only print on
    > 4x6. So, in Photoshop, should I be adjusting the DPI or the image size?
    I've
    > never quite figure this out.
    Click the crop icon on the left palette, set the width
    and height fields to "6 in" and "4 in" respectively, leave the resolution
    field blank, and crop the area that you want to print (starting from a
    corner you can select almost the whole picture, though some pixels will be
    lost because of the ratio.) Now press ENTER, that's it.

    Cheers,

    -Jorge


    Jorge Alvarez Guest

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    >From: "Mark Handy" [email]arcturis_no_spamrogers_get_bent.com[/email]
    >I've got a colour printer (Canon S530D), and for photo's only print on
    >4x6. So, in Photoshop, should I be adjusting the DPI or the image size? I've
    >never quite figure this out.
    Image > Image Size and un-check "resample image" and enter 6 or 4 in the proper
    box and see what the dpi is. If it's anything reasonable you're good to print.
    If your aspect ratio isn't 3:2 to start with you need to crop to the right
    aspect ratio as well.
    Bill Hilton Guest

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    Ok thanks, I tried that, the DPI is over 325. I'm going to start converting
    to tiff before I print, just to ensure I'm getting the best quality as
    possible. I just tried a print with the dpi set to 600 then cropped to 6x4,
    and that made a huge difference in print quality.

    Mark


    "Bill Hilton" <bhilton665aol.comedy> wrote in message
    news:20030712121136.18559.00000353mb-m20.aol.com...
    > >From: "Mark Handy" [email]arcturis_no_spamrogers_get_bent.com[/email]
    >
    > >I've got a colour printer (Canon S530D), and for photo's only print on
    > >4x6. So, in Photoshop, should I be adjusting the DPI or the image size?
    I've
    > >never quite figure this out.
    >
    > Image > Image Size and un-check "resample image" and enter 6 or 4 in the
    proper
    > box and see what the dpi is. If it's anything reasonable you're good to
    print.
    > If your aspect ratio isn't 3:2 to start with you need to crop to the
    right
    > aspect ratio as well.

    Mark Handy Guest

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