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    Question Save a picture to 72 dpi

    Hi, there is a problem! How do I save a picture to 72 dpi so that did not change its size?
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    Default Re: Save a picture to 72 dpi

    Hi welcome

    the quick answer to this is to make a copy in xtreme and increase its size by 133.33..% [so it shpws 72dpi on the status bar] and then export this at 72dpi

    this may not be absolutely precise though

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    Default Re: Save a picture to 72 dpi

    Can you change the default dpi in the OPTIONS menu to 72dpi from 96dpi?
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    Default Re: Save a picture to 72 dpi

    maybe the program is not provided?!

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    Default Re: Save a picture to 72 dpi

    and where it can be changed, I was looking for?

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    Default Re: Save a picture to 72 dpi

    tema

    xtreme works internally at 96dpi
    this is causing the resizing
    it cannot be reset in the program

    does resizing the bitmap not work?

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    Default Re: Save a picture to 72 dpi

    Nancy

    only for 'auto-generated' bitmaps - AFAIK that does not apply to export or bitmap copy functions

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    Default Re: Save a picture to 72 dpi

    Hello Tema

    72 dpi is Macintosh screen resolution. 96dpi is Windows screen resolution. If you save your image at 72dpi and it is viewed on a Mac the size will be right. But when viewed in Windows the size is smaller.

    But the bigger question, if I might ask, is why do you want to save the image at 72 dpi? Unless you are designing specifically for a Macintosh viewer, you are better off exporting at Windows resolution, 96 dpi.

    If this was not your question and want to know how to export an image and change the export resolution, see the attached. Highlight the resolution in the Bitmap Size tabbed section, and key in the desired resolution.
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    Default Re: Save a picture to 72 dpi

    Gary your attachment is what Tema shows attached [2nd] to his original post

    He has tried this but it resizes the image of course, and that is the problem, he does not want this resizing to happen - at least that is how I read it...

    If you know a way of changing the export dpi without affecting the hight and width in the dialog box I would love to know it

    Otherwise the only way to do it is to resize the bitmap [picture] in xtreme before export - right?

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    Default Re: Save a picture to 72 dpi

    It is an easy thing in Photoshop, but this ability is missing in Xtreme.

    In Photoshop > Image > Image Size: I note the pixel dimensions of the image, change the resolution, this changes the pixels size. Then I change the pixels size back to the original.

    Though your suggestion of changing the percent is probably the correct answer.

 

 

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