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Chapter 4. Super Size Me: Resizing and C... > Resizing Digital Camera Photos - Pg. 103

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers If you're used to resizing scans, you'll find that resizing images from digital cameras is a bit different, primarily because scanners create high-res scans (usually 300 ppi or more), but the default settings for many digital cameras produce an image that is large in physical dimensions, but lower in pixels-per- inch (usually 72 ppi). The trick is to decrease the physical size of your digital camera image (and increase its resolution) without losing any of its quality. Here's the trick: Resizing Digital Camera Photos Step One: Open the digital camera image that you want to resize. Press Command-R (PC: Control-R) to make Photoshop's rulers visible. As you can see from the rulers, the photo is nearly 28" wide by nearly 42" high. ©SCOTT KELBY Step Two: Go under the Image menu and choose Image Size (or press Command- Option-I [PC: Control-Alt-I]) to bring up the Image Size dialog. Under the Document Size section, the Resolution setting is 72 ppi. A resolution of 72 ppi is considered "low resolution" and is ideal for photos that will only be viewed onscreen (such as Web graphics, slide shows, and so on), but it's too low to get high-quality results from a color inkjet printer, color laser printer, or for use on a printing press. Continued Resizing and Cropping Chapter 4 103