Dots per inch, a common unit of quality in a picture.

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is there any relation between dpi setting and display resolution?

I was wondering what happens when i change display resolution(i.e. 1280x1024 pixel) in my os(windows xp) does it affect the dpi(ppi) setting of my os too? or when i change the dpi(ppi) setting of my ...
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Can a digital photo store both DPI and PPI values?

I was recently reading a wikipedia article on what is the difference between the DPI (dots per inch) and PPI (pixels per inch). I've came up to the point that the DPI value is relevant for the printer ...
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change Firefox font size based on window location in multi-monitor setup

My laptop monitor has a much higher pixel density then my external monitors, and I'd like to be able to increase Firefox's global font size using something like NoSquint, but only when the window is ...
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Why do two 300 DPI image files display differently In Windows 7 Photo Viewer?

I'm using Bullzip PDF Printer. First I printed a webpage to file using 300 DPI and resolution 2479x3508 resolution. Second, I took a screenshot with Print+F11, saved and opened with Paint.NET and set ...
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Why does my mouse get slower and slower?

I bought an excellent 5600 DPI mouse a few years ago, and it was really fast. Now (I don't know why) it seems to be going a bit slower. I haven't changed any settings or changed my operating system. ...
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Finding Image resolution in PDF file?

I have a problem of having some users creating very large PDFs. On the other hands I have PDF sent from our fax machines that are really small in size and totally printable. My question is Is there ...
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Windows 7 DPI is behaving crazily [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is my text size so small after changing my screen magnification to 125% and back? I'm experimenting with DPI settings. When I set it to 150% it is fine. Everything ...
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Windows 7 explorer DPI smaller than 100%

First I had Windows 7 indicate my default DPI is medium at 125%, it made all my programs run at 125% zoomed. If I changed the DPI to 100%, then everything except explorer.exe runs at 100%. At 100%, ...
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Why is my text size so small after changing my screen magnification to 125% and back?

I recently changed my screen magnification to "Medium - 125%" in Control Panel -> Appearance and Personalization -> Display, to test it out. I logged out and logged back in, and it worked. I didn't ...
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Vista DPI Scaling: Cannot disable DPI Scaling for Wireshark

I'm trying to disable dpi scaling for Wireshark, except Windows won't let me: Yet i pick any other random executable in the folder, uninstall.exe for instance, i can do it fine: What gives? i ...
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What is the recommend DPI for high definition screen 19" 1920x1080

I bought an nice laptop with a HD 1920x1080 screen. The problem is text is almost unreadable, it is tiny. So I scaled the DPI (dots per inch) up to make the text readable. What is the recommend ...
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Chrome New Tab overlaps with Minimize

In Google Chrome, the new tab button (when I have many tabs open) overlaps with the minimize, resize, and close buttons. It seems to be caused by having my DPI at 150% on Win7. Setting Chrome to use ...
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why is 1 inch in computer screen shorter than 1 inch in real?

My LCD Monitor is 22 inch ViewSonic, windows resolution screen is default 96 DPI. I realize that 1 inch in computer does not fit to 1 inch in real. My LCD Screen Resolution is 1680 x 1050, so the ...
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How to remove a set of pixel columns from an image, using GIMP?

To clarify, say I have an image that is 100px wide and 50px high and I want to make it 50px x 50px, by removing columns from the MIDDLE of the image. i.e. I want to keep the left side of the image, ...
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What resolution should I choose by default for a created image that might go to print?

I've been creating images for a long time in Photoshop, but it just suddenly dawned on me that I might need to actually print some of my creations and that 72DPI probably wouldn't cut it. What is a ...
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Use Remote Desktop with custom DPI

How can I change (increase) the DPI of a remote desktop session? I am using two Windows 7 PC - both are already set to 125% on Control Panel/Display/Make it easier to read. Yet when I open a Remote ...
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High DPI messes up text and icons; did not happen before reformat

I have two 2560x1440 monitors running off an ATI Radeon 6970 on Windows 7. Before reformatting, I had adjusted the DPI to 120 via Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display > "Medium - ...
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What does Dots Per Inch (DPI) Really Mean?

I'm quite confused by the nomenclature; what does DPI really mean? The way I interpret it, it says how many pixels there are per inch of the display. Now naturally, you can't change this (not on ...
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How to magnify or change the DPI on one screen only in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dual monitors on Windows 7 - How do I set a different DPI or text size on each monitor? I am using a secondary monitor with a laptop. The laptop is 1920x1200 and the ...
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Firefox 4 fonts are bigger than the rest of the apps in Linux

I mean the fonts of the app itself, not the web pages rendered If I change the DPI fonts resolutions (appearence preferences, fonts, details) from 96 dpi to, let's say, 80 the look fine, but ...
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How can I change the system font size in OS X?

I'm using a Mac Mini on big flat-screen TV for playing media. The small font size is really annoying when sitting far away. Is there a way to increase the system font size in OS X?
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Will changing the DPI affect video quality in any way - even theoretically?

I have a Dell ST2220 display. It is a 21.5" display with a native resolution of 1920x1080. At native resolution, the text and other visual elements are small due to it being just 21.5" across ...
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Change Windows font size when laptop is docked

I just upgraded from a tower to a laptop at work. Hooray for working from home. Windows 7's default font size (125%) looks good on my 140dpi laptop display (15.4" 1920x1080), but it looks rather ...
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Increase mouse pointer speed

I have a Microsoft Basic Optical mouse on a Windows Vista 32-bit machine, with IntelliPoint 8.0 installed. In the Mouse properties in Control Panel, I have my pointer speed set to the maximum setting ...
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default dpi resolutions with Xsane

when I scan a document with Xsane, I wonder why there are only these resolutions: 75,150,300,600,1200,2400,4800. Why is there no resolution 100dpi? 75 is a little bit to small but 150 is already to ...
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Windows XP SP3 custom dpi settings

I am using 105% (101 DPI) custom DPI settings for easier reading but unfortunately those settings are not fully applied across whole system. Opening Windows Explorer for example applies the newly ...
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How get rulers with ticks every 85 pixels (1 cm @ 216 DPI) in Illustrator?

I have a file with 800x480 pixels that will be displayed on a 216 DPI display. I would like to have Illustrator display rulers that respect this, i.e. with ticks every ~85 pixels (1 cm). Ideally, the ...
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Different DPI on MacBook Pro and external monitors - what options are there?

I have an external monitor connected to my MacBook Pro, the two screens have different DPIs. Ideally I would like them to be the same, but as this is not the case, the best option I can see is ...
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Windows 7 Incorrect Scaling

I ran into a problem the second after installing Windows 7 a few months ago, but it only affected a few applications at the time, so I ignored it. Now an increasing number of applications behave the ...
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What advantage does a 2400x600 dpi printer have over a 1200x1200 dpi printer?

I've seen laser printers with a resolutions of 1200x1200 dpi and, strangely, 2400x600 dpi. As the measure is dots per inch, not Kdots on a page or something (where a higher vertical resolution might ...
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How can I find out what DPI that my laptop supports?

I have a new HP dv7t laptop. Can I find out what DPI this laptop supports so that I can set my Ubuntu settings? I think I got the resolution working right after I installed the proprietary driver for ...
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Font configuration on Linux dual-head configuration with DPI's at 90 and 150:

I have a laptop with a 15" screen and a resolution of 1920 X 1200 and a 22" external monitor running at 1680 X 1050. This means the laptop runs with a dpi of 150 and the monitor runs at a dpi of 90. ...
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What is the downside to Windows XP style DPI scaling in Windows 7

I recently just moved to Windows 7 and I noticed that many of my older third-party apps didn't look so good at the high DPI I had set (150dpi versus the typical 96dpi). After searching the web for ...
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Imagemagick convert with resample option

I am creating thumbnails from much larger images and have been using this command successfully for some time: convert FILE -resize "64x" -crop "64x64+0+16" +repage -strip OUTFILE I also do some ...
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How can I find out the screen resolution and dpi on my mac book pro?

Can you please tell me how can I find out the screen resolution and dpi for the screen on my Macbook Pro? (I got it last year, 2009.)
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How to force high-dpi scaling?

How can i force an application to be high-dpi scaled? Pretend there is an application, who's developers manifested it as high-dpi aware, when it really isn't. How can i force dpi-scaling? Pretend ...
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Which browsers support Window's Low Integrity level?

Normally i like running ie, but it's rendering speed at high-dpi is poor. More recently i've switched to Chrome, but it does not support high-dpi displays. i'm interested in trying other browsers, ...
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Force resize a window

I have an high resolution monitor, so i am forced to increase the DPI settings, because i don't like to lose my vision to read smallish text. Windows 7 does a great job on scaling, and it works great ...
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Enlarging everything on 16" 1920x1080 notebook display in Windows 7

Does Windows 7 have an option to enlarge everything on the screen, e.g. via a spi setting? How well does this work? i.e. do the objects look clear when enlarged? I ask this because sometimes ...
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How to Increase the quality of the Images on Illustrator

I work with Adobe Illustrator creative suite 3. I want to know how can one really Increase the quality of the Image's / graphics? because the thing Is,whenever I view the Image or the graphic In ...
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Can the GUI be scaled down in Windows 7?

In Windows 7 there is the ability to scale the GUI size up by going to Control Panel -> Personalize -> Set custom text size. However, there is no obvious way to set the zoom to anything below 100%. ...
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How to setup custom DPI below 100% on Windows 7?

In another words, how to make fonts get smaller than the default on native LCD resolution?
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In Ubuntu, how do I figure out my DPI?

What is the simplest way to check my DPI in Ubuntu 9.10?
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Set DPI of individual applications in Windows

Is it possible to set the DPI of individual applications in Windows? I want to increase the DPI of one or more applications but not the entire system. Can this be done?
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How to send legible faxes?

When sending faxes, the receiver always says that the fax is illegible... What the best dpi, contrast, brightness, etc (when scanning) in order to send a legible fax? PS: I'm using Win7's built-in ...
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What dpi should I be scanning my old photos in?

I scanning in my old paper photos from the 80s and 90s. What DPI level should I be scanning them in? I've tried 150dpi (default) and 300dpi and don't see any difference (other than the size of the ...
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Dual monitors on Windows - How do I set a different DPI or text size on each monitor?

My laptop is a 15" wide screen running at 1600x1050, and in addition to that I connect an external 19" LCD which runs at 1280x1024. The problem with this setup is that if I increase the text size to ...
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Change DPI on OSX

How do I change DPI setting on OSX so that everything looks larger? Lowering the resolution makes everything look crappy so it's not an option. Related question: DPI setting on OSX
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DPI setting on OSX

When I open my Excel spreadsheets or Word docs on my MacBook Pro 15" (in MS Office 2008), I always need to zoom in to 125-150%. Since the zoom settings are saved with the document, I'd rather not ...