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RE: filmscanners: Pixels per inch vs DPI
> The reason you're confused is that the term "dpi" is being used
> for several
Certainly a prolific problem. I prefer to say SPI as it relates to the
scanner, PPI is what you output TO the printer driver, and DPI is what the
> I've been find of flamed for saying "screen resolution is 72dpi" but it's
> a worthwhile rule of thumb.
Yes it is, and posting someone’s “opinion” isn’t a “flame” at all, not even
> 1. Scan at the maximum resolution of your film scanner (eg. 2710 ppi)
Optical resolution...agreed. Some scanners list interpolated resolutions as
their maximum resolution...
> 2. If you want to print the picture, the maximum size you can
> print is limited
> to the number of pixels expressed at 300 ppi. I always set the
> output resolution
> of Vuescan to 300dpi.
I have no idea what you mean by that...would you please elaborate?