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Chapter 4. Super Size Me: Resizing and C... > Resizing Digital Camera Photos - Pg. 104

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Three: If we plan to output this photo to any printing device, it's pretty clear that we'll need to increase the resolution to get good results. I wish we could just type in the resolution we'd like it to be in the Resolution field (such as 200 or 300 ppi), but unfortunately, this "resampling" makes our low-res photo appear soft (blurry) and pixelated. That's why we need to turn off the Resample Image checkbox (it's on by default). That way, when we type in a Resolution setting that we need, Photoshop automatically adjusts the Width and Height of the image down in the exact same propor- tion. As your Width and Height come down (with Resample Image turned off), your Resolution goes up. Best of all, there's absolutely no loss of quality. Pretty cool! Step Four: Here I've turned off Resample Image and I entered 150 in the Resolution field for output to a color inkjet printer. (I know, you probably think you need a lot more resolution, but you usually don't.) This resized my image to about 13x20", so with a little bit of cropping I can easily output a 13x19" print (which happens to be the maximum output size for my Epson 2200--perfect!). 104 Chapter 4 Resizing and Cropping