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  1. Okay, I see! This is really very cool! That's very helpful "info" in that panel. It's so much more than I knew. Thanks a lot guys. Now, I do have another question about the info panel, but it's just a curiosity thing: What is "memory efficiency"? It changes as I open or close images but always hovers around 500%, even with 6 images open at once. If I got ridiculous and opened 20 at once (Which I don't want to do.) would it drop drastically? Edit: I thought of another question: Why do most images have samplers automatically but some don't?
  2. Yes. It doesn't seem to do anything but it's possible I'm just missing it because I can't figure out what "sampler" and "target" even are. Affinity Photo Help doesn't shed any light on it for me; it seems to assume that I'm already familiar with those terms. The way I've always used the "info" panel in Adobe is just to put the cursor on the image and it shows the colors in my image at that spot. Do you know of a place where they explain "sampler" and "target"? Thanks
  3. I'm curious why the "info" panel or palette sometimes will show color values for the cursor location and sometimes will only show the x/y coordinates of the cursor. I've tried changing the source selection, the layer, and the size of the cursor (well, actually, I've tried changing everything I can think of) and it works fine on some images and not at all on other images. What am I doing wrong?
  4. This pretty much sums it all up for me.
  5. Apparently it's hard to know whether the Pro-100 supports 300 or 600. The actual driver only specifies fast, standard, or high quality (or, if you go into the custom dialog, it's standard, high, or fine). And a search online turns up a lot of people who say it's 300 and a lot of people who says it's 600. But I didn't see any who say how they know that. But thanks for the idea; maybe somebody who knows will speak up.
  6. A lot of the responses here refer to there being different sizes of screens. So, just to clarify... On any device with any size screen, if I display a 300PPI image at 1:1, could I hold a ruler up to the screen and count 300 dots in an inch (If my eyes were capable)?
  7. Well, I appreciate your (very comprehensive) response, but in my original post, my question was how to print at 300 DPI. That's what Toltec was replying to.
  8. Okay, thanks a lot.
  9. So you're saying that I was doing it right all along: Resizing my files to 300 PPI before saving. Right? It's funny that EVERY thread I've seen about this subject does exactly what this one has done: it explodes with further questions and opinions, with the occasional unrelated tangent.
  10. Like many people, I've struggled with PPI/DPI and how they affect print quality. The discussions I've seen here are usually actually about PPI and include the advice, "You don't need to worry about DPI unless you're talking about printing," and then they don't mention printing again. But printing is exactly what I'm interested in. I think I have a grasp of the fact that AP says DPI when it means PPI, and that I don't need to worry about what DPI AP says my image has until I'm ready to print. But when I am ready to print, I don't see anyplace to specify what DPI I'd like in my print. It's not in the Canon printer driver and I don't see it in AP's print dialogue. When I was using Adobe, I saved every image I worked with at 300 (DPI? PPI?) and then when I printed I didn't even think about it. But all the discussions here (and the video tutorial Understanding DPI) make me feel really sure that I have absolutely no idea what DPI I'm printing at. (My prints look good, but I'd still like to be clear about this; maybe they could be better.) So how does one properly print at 300 DPI?
  11. I saw that thread last night, but the gist of it seems to be that the registry hack suggested doesn't work. Did I miss something?
  12. Frameshifter, if you're still around, did you ever find that registry hack?
  13. Robin, I can answer this part but I have to leave the rest to someone else. With your unedited original open, under the Document menu, click "Add snapshot." Then from your Snapshots palette select your snapshot and click "New Document from Snapshot." (If your snapshots palette isn't open, you can open it from the View menu>Studio.) This will give you an untitled copy of your original, which you can edit. This isn't as elegant as the PS method of just duplicating your active image but it works.
  14. Oh, I know; I've been printing for a long time. I've just never had a tool like AP that makes it so easy to see what's out of gamut and bring it back in. (To a distortion that makes me happy.) (Which still makes me laugh.)