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Support DPI in photos taken / printing pictures...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by evan938, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. evan938

    evan938 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Jul 20, 2010
    tried searching, but i think "DPI" is too short of a term for the system to search...

    anyone know what the DPI is when a picture is taken? trying to find out how big of a picture i can get developed/printed without having to try to get it edited, before it gets distorted/pixelated

    taken with my phone and i believe its the largest setting, 1952x3264



  2. kylebarendrick

    kylebarendrick Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2010
    Program Manager
    Northern California
    DPI is "dots per inch". To get a good quality print image, you want to have at least 200 dpi, which is just the number of pixels divided by the size of the print. So for the Incredible resolution of 3264x2448 you should print no larger than about 12x16. You can generally get away with 100 dpi if you don't look too closely at the print, but I wouldn't try that with a phone camera. 300 DPI is the most common high-end resolution and would limit you to about 8x12 for best quality.

    The DPI embedded in the photo by the camera doesn't really mean anything, since it doesn't know what size you intend to print.

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