Re: screen captures: ppi v. dpi

Subject: Re: screen captures: ppi v. dpi
From: Gregory P Sweet <gps03 -at- health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us>
To: Becca <becca -at- di -dot- org>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 16:34:32 -0400


Hi Becca,

Snagit 11 finally includes an image resizer that allows adjustment of dpi
without resampling.

Typically you want to resize the image without resampling, which mean
specifying print dimensions and letting the dpi fall where it may. So
unless your designer can predict that all of your images are going to be
appropriately sized at 300 dpi, it may not make sense to arbitrarily choose
that resolution. You will probably get better results if you designer uses
the 96 dpi images as comps, specifies final print sizes, and adjusts each
image appropriately.

Cheers!


techwr-l-bounces+gps03=health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com wrote on
03/20/2012 03:12:15 PM:

> From: Becca <becca_price -at- yahoo -dot- com>
> To: tech2wr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Date: 03/20/2012 03:12 PM
> Subject: screen captures: ppi v. dpi
> Sent by: techwr-l-bounces+gps03=health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>
> I need to do some screen captures created in SnagIt for a project
> that will be done in FrameMaker. The callouts will be added in
> Illustrator by someone else.
>
> Our graphics designer is asking for the screen caps to be 300 dpi.
> Snagit won't let me set the dpi, but will let me set the ppi - their
> default is 96 ppi, but I can set it for whatever I like.
>
> Now, I know that dpi is dots per inch, and is a function of the
> printer. And ppi is pixels per inch - but I'm not sure what the end
> result of setting the ppi at 300 will be.
>
> Will setting ppi in SnagIt give our graphics designer the resolution
> she wants? or does ppi not translate out to dpi?
>
> -becca, confused
>

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