Is it possible to set the dpi in photoview360 to 300 dpi and if so how? It seems like all I can do is adjust the pixels but the program chooses the dpi on its own...??
Just do the math. 300 dpi * X inches.
For an 11x17 final size image, 300 dpi is 3300 x 5100 pixels.
Thanks a bunch for trying Anna but that just gives me an image 5100 x 3300 pixels at 96 dpi!
No matter what I adjust it comes up either 96 or 120 dpi and I need 300dpi.
Any other thoughts out there?
DPI is dependent on page size and pixel density so you need to adjust the 5100x3300 to a page size of 11x17 and it should be the 300 dpi as Anna has said. Can you verify your page size?
What program are you working with to view this?
The mechanics of pixel, dpi and or the math involved is not my dilema. My problem is how do I get there from here...
When I render my Solidworks 3D model using the photoview360 Solidworks Add-in and save it as a jpeg image to send to our art dept. to use in the catalog it must be saved at 300dpi for them to use it on their end.
I have not been able to make this happen outputing a rendered image from the photoview 360 program. The only options I find within the photoview options setting screen will only save the file in 120 or 96 dpi when I check the saved file properties of the saved file no matter how I change the settings that I find available to me within the photoview 360.
When I send the art dept this saved file they say it needs to be 300 dpi, so if you know how to save the rendered file from in photoview 360 and make it 300dpi please tell me what the settings need to be to make it happen.
What buttons do I need to push then so that photoview 360 solidworks add-in will save the file and at 300dpi right from within the add-in.
It seems to make no difference what output image settings I use. I can't make it happen...... I must be missing something?
Did you set up a camera? Once you set up a camera view that you like with the correct aspect ratio then you can dial in the pixels in the PV360 settings when you set up the rendering.
and that should do it. Note that you have to select Use Solidworks view to get the same aspect ratio as your camera then adjust the pixels to what you need and then select custom under Output Image size: or it will change on you
The problem is the jpg file. They always show 96 dpi in Win Explorer properties and PhotoShop. If you saved the exact same image as a tif, png, bmp and opened in PS it would show 300dpi. The jpg file is in fact 300dpi but PS will show 96dpi and change the image (pixels or inches) size to match that.
3000 x 2400 pixel image opened in PhotoShop will show
JPG......96dpi......31.25" x 25"
PNG.....300dpi.....10" x 8"
TIF.......300dpi.....10" x 8"
It's just a rearranging of the numbers.
That said, the dpi doesn't matter. What matters is the overal pixel size. The dpi of an image will vary based on the size you print it. If you save an image at 3000 pixels x 2400 pixels then it will print at 300dpi for an 8" x 10" print. For a 16" x 20" print of the same image it will be at 150 dpi. A 4" x 5" print of the same image will print at 600dpi. Your art dept. should give you the final overal size (pixels or inches) the image will be printed at for their needs. If they say this will need to be an 11 x 17 print at 300 dpi then you'll want to save the image at 3300 x 5100 pixels. If they decide to print it larger or smaller later on then they have to expect the dpi will change based on the print size changing.
Sounds to me like the problem isn't you....................its the lack of knowledge in your art dept.
Are you able to find the setting for image size in pixels, such as 1224 x 792? That's the first step.
If you render it large enough your art department can change the ppi to 300ppi in Photoshop, under image; image size without resampling, no loss of quality. So if you render at 120ppi you need to increase the pixel dimension 2.5 times. 300ppi divide by 120ppi = 2.5. So for the 1224 x 792 example multiply by 2.5 = 3060 x 1980. You would set this as your dimension in pixels and it will render an image equal in quality to a 300ppi image. Actually multiply by 3 to be on the safe side. A little extra can't hurt.
Let me know how this works for you.
Just trying to get to grips with producing some 300dpi renders for print. I understand the principle to know what size image to generate to achieve 300dpi however when I produce the render, save it as a Jpeg and check the properties it only states it as 96 dpi which obviously isn't what I expected.
Any help would be appreciated.
Rob's post above explains this quite well, please refer to that.
Read the entire thread. Specifically Rob Rodriguez's post in this thread. He answers your question.
Whoops sry guys my bad, end of a long day here....appreciate the help. Thanks
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