Are all images on the web 72dpi? Can you use them in print or do they look terrible?
April 21, 2004 8:04 PM Subscribe
I've heard from 3 different people that you can't use images from the web in print media because all images on the web are 72dpi. Is this true? [more inside]
posted by banished to Computers & Internet (26 answers total)
Aren't there images available in higher dpi (300 is ideal) available on the web? I searched google for images of ancient artifacts, imported one into photoshop, and it appeared to be 300dpi when I checked the image settings. Is this correct?
Also, if dpi is dots per inch, it seems to me if you have a large photograph at 72dpi, you could somehow transform it to 300dpi (is this what resampling is?), the image would just be smaller, yet would compress more pixels in a smaller area wouldn't it?