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    For the web, what sort of resolution is the best to scan photo's in on?

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    Always scan photos at the greatest resolution you can. Then when you go to optimize them for the web you want to decrease the resolution to around 72 DPI. This is best suited for screen display.

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    Is there a difference between Dots Per Inch and Pixels Per Inch? I can't seem to find any reference to dpi in PhotoShop 5.5. Everything is ppi.
    The way photoshop treats it is that ppi is always refered to in relation with print size. My understanding is that any change to ppi will only change your print size.
    In other words your monitor resolution is already set to 640 x 480 and your image is 64 x 48 it will take up one tenth of the screen. The only variables to be changed are the image size and/or the screen resolution. Dpi and ppi will not effect it in relation to the monitor.
    IMHO

    [This message has been edited by westmich (edited March 06, 2000).]


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