mom2tylerwolf 4:10am, 5 January 2010
When I offload my pics from my camera, which I have set at the highest resolution possible, they are coming off with a dpi of 72. This is no where near the print quality needed for anything bigger than like 3x5 or so.

What am I doing wrong? Is it what I am doing in my camera or is it how I am offloading them? Or is it something else that I need to do.

I have tried to go into several programs to "resize" them to 300 dpi (what I read was needed to print) and it reduces them down to the 3x5 size in order to get that 300 dpi.

Can anyone help? Please? This is so totally frustrating to me. I know it is probably a simple little thing that I am just missing in my camera.

Thank you for any help at all!
Serge Melki PRO 9 years ago
can you please say what type of camera you have?
and how you are downloading the photos?
are you using a download programs?

have you tried putting the flash card into a USB card reader and downloading them that way using only Windows explorer?
generationD3/D810 9 years ago
what aare saving them at in your camera for starters?
moostang78 9 years ago
I change mine in photoshop. I don't usually change the ones I'm not having printed because it takes up tons of memory. But if you have photoshop you can change it by going to:

1) Image
2) Image Size
3) Change Resolution from 72 to 300.

It will make your file size a lot larger and I always save my larger file separately to keep the original file as is.

Hope that helps.
mom2tylerwolf 9 years ago
Ok, I have a Canon EOS20D

I take the card out of the camera and put it in a card reader attached to laptop via USB and when the box pops up I will choose view in WE.

I am trying to use Picaso since I have no other photo editing program (other than here on Flickr).

and I will have to check my camera at home to find out exactly how it is saving them. What confuses me as well is the fact that I "think" I have them at the highest reso, but I can store TONS of pics on the card and I am sure that the card isn't a big mega space one.

I am just clueless!!! LOL!

Thanks for the help.
moostang78 9 years ago
Sorry - I'm not much help with picaso.
Serge Melki PRO 9 years ago
Make sure you have the image quality set to Large/Fine.
that is the highest resolution.

also, In Picasa when you try to print, if it is showing under printer 75dpi. that number is being read from the printer driver not from your image.

in windows, do properties on the jpg, click summary tab, click advanced down at the lower right and read the EXIF of the jpg.
you should see the Horiz. Vertic in DPI there.

according to the manual, in large/fine resolution you can store up to 66 shots on a 256Mb flash.

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