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Olympia, US
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danshep Gold Member Charter Member
Thu 25-Apr-13 05:44 AM

I have always cropped my images to 1600 x 1200 at 4,000 pixels.

Now that I am shooting D800 in RAW at 36 MP, how should I change my parameters?

The 1600x1200 was really for my wallpapers at work.

Does the 4000 go up to 6000, or or does it matter? When I print, I use 360 instead of 240.

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Seattle, WA, US
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#1. "RE: New image standards" | In response to Reply # 0

JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006
Thu 25-Apr-13 06:47 AM

I am not sure what you mean by "at 4000".

For wallpapers, "dots/pixels per inch" does not mean anything; you are looking at pure pixels. Now that you have more pixels, you can either scale down the picture more to get your 1600x1200 or you can do some extra cropping to get a better/different view.

For printing, "dots/pixels per inch" does mean something. With the extra pixels, you can either increase the density and keep the print the same size, or you can keep the density and make bigger prints.

Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

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