This has been a communication challenge with my clients. Clients will at times send me an email along the lines of, â€œCan you send all those photos to us again, but at 300 dpi?â€ even though I have sent the photos at max resolution to them. Defining both absolute dimensions in pixels, and also requesting a set dpi, is akin to saying â€œI live 20 miles at 65 mph outside New York.â€ the author says. My client often think they are getting a â€œlower resolutionâ€ file if it is at 72 dpi instead of 300 dpi, even if the file is the same 5184×3456 resolution.
Itâ€™s a tricky topic to understand and understandable that a client may think a 72 dpi photo has less quality than a 300 dpi one. This is because dpi gets conflated with ppi for printed media. Indeed, an image printed at 300 ppi will look better than one printed at 72 ppi.
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