De-Mystifying Resolution in Photography ~ Linda Pizzitola

Low resolution photos may look great on your monitor at “screen resolution”(72 ppi or pixels per inch). The small file size downloads fast and is easy to share online. Plus, you can get a lot of these images on a memory card.

But photos taken on a camera’s ‘basic’ or ‘low’ quality settings don’t cut it when you want professional quality images for print publication. With some exceptions, a resolution of 300 ppi is considered the minimum quality standard for printing photos. More on that in a moment. But first… Read on…

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