I have a question regarding printer resolution versus original JPG file
resolution. I have skimmed several times through Deke McClelland's Photoshop
Bible for 5.0 and have not found a clear cut satisfying answer. I hope some of
you knowledgeable readers can set me straight.
I am confused about this resolution thing. Please correct me if I am wrong; I
have always assumed that I can't get more true resolution from an image file
once it is out of the camera.
Do I have to convert the resolution of my JPG file to 266 pixels per inch or
just print it as it exists and let my printer software do the conversion (will
it do the conversion)?
Converting a 4.5Mbyte file to a resolution of 266 pixels per inch causes me to
use up approximately 4 times the amount of disk storage. Is this step really
Just for the record, I use a DC260 Kodak Digital Camera to produces JPG images
1536 pixels wide by 1024 pixels high at 72 pixels per inch resolution (per
Photoshop 5.5 menu item Image->Image Size). I like to make 8"x10" prints from
my JPG images using EPSON Photo Paper S041141. My software settings on my EPSON
Stylus printer are set to: (1) Media Type is set to Photo paper, (2) Ink is set
to color, (3) Mode is set to automatic, the quality/speed slider is set to
quality (I believe the quality slide setting is equivalent to 360dpi)
All responses to my questions are much appreciated.