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Most of the time my final exports of jpegs and gifs are 72dpi. But every now and then I find that they're 96dpi. Why ? I really don't want to have to go back and check every time I export something (dozens every day) but I can't figure out why this happens. On the other hand it doesn't seemt o make any difference to the artwork.... Very puzzled....

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    Default Resolutions of 72dpi and 96dpi - why ?

    Most of the time my final exports of jpegs and gifs are 72dpi. But every now and then I find that they're 96dpi.

    Why ?

    I really don't want to have to go back and check every time I export something (dozens every day) but I can't figure out why this happens.

    On the other hand it doesn't seemt o make any difference to the artwork....

    Very puzzled.



    spirit webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    Default Re: Resolutions of 72dpi and 96dpi - why ?

    Are you maybe importing from another application? I notice that SnagIt
    seems to use 96dpi. If I collect a screenshot to the clipboard using
    snagit, then paste it into a new FW doc, the default is 96 dpi. This can be
    changed when the new doent is created, at which point the pixel count is
    whats important to retain.

    For display purposes it really doesn't matter... 1 pixel is 1 pixel, however
    if you're working with something that might be printed (eg a web page), then
    you should use one or the other so that they are proportional when printed.


    Rich



    "spirit" <webforumsusermacromedia.com> wrote in message
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    > Most of the time my final exports of jpegs and gifs are 72dpi. But every
    now and then I find that they're 96dpi.
    >
    > Why ?
    >
    > I really don't want to have to go back and check every time I export
    something (dozens every day) but I can't figure out why this happens.
    >
    > On the other hand it doesn't seemt o make any difference to the
    artwork....
    >
    > Very puzzled.
    >
    >

    Richiebee Guest

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    Default Re: Resolutions of 72dpi and 96dpi - why ?


    "spirit" <webforumsusermacromedia.com> wrote in message
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    > Most of the time my final exports of jpegs and gifs are 72dpi. But every
    now and then I find that they're 96dpi.
    >
    > Why ?
    GIFs do not store any resolution setting at all. It is just not the part of
    the format specs. So, if you think that your GIF have some particular
    resolution - this is nothing but misunderstanding.

    JPEGs can store resolution info. However, this info has nothing to do with
    the way JPEGs are displayed by web browsers. Browsers show one image pixel
    as one display pixel, that's all.
    > On the other hand it doesn't seemt o make any difference to the
    artwork....

    If the "artwork" is something to be displayed on the display (sorry for an
    oxymoron), then resolution makes no sence at all. One image pixel takes one
    display pixel, that's all.

    Ilyich.
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