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Re: filmscanners: RE: filmscanners: Pixels per inch vs DPI

"SKID Photography" <skid@bway.net> wrote:
> Are you saying that because inkjet printers employ a schoastic dithering
pattern to represent pixels that film
> grain and scan pixels (samples, whatever) are equivalent in regards to the
amount of information they impart
> to an inkjet printer?

I think Art was saying that the relationship between pixels in the file and
dots on the page isn't clear cut because the dither pattern used by the
printer driver is random and therefore undoes some of the regularity of the
pixels.  The print ends up looking smoother than say a monitor image because
the printer shadings aren't constructed as rectilinear sharp edged objects
but random spots of colour.



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