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Oceanwatcher

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  1. I am so tired of seeing the 72 ppi when I choose to set up a document for screen distribution. This is an error or myth that seems almost impossible to kill! There is no ppi for a screen project. It does not influence how an image is displayed. Only the number of pixels count. An image of 300x500 @ 10 ppi will be displayed exactly the same as an image of 300x500 @ 5000 ppi. The only place where ppi makes sense is in print projects. So pleace, let us get rid of the 72 ppi thing? Also - please observe that I am using ppi - not dpi. Dpi is wrong. We are working with pixels, not dots. And finally - changing ppi does not change the size of an image or document. How is that for bait?
  2. It depends a little on how the software treats it. I absolutely prefer the way Photoshop deals with it over Affinity Photo. Even if you choose a web project, Affinity Photo will treat two different DPI settings differently. In Photoshop, you will get the transform function on any image you drag in, so you can position and size it correctly. This should be the preferred method in Affinity photo as well. It does not really matter what the DPI is - you need that photo to fit your document - no matter what :-) I still need to learn where to find the transform function in Affinity Photo.
  3. The important word here is old. And I actually do not think it ever really was either 72 or 96. Remember - in those days, you had cathode ray monitors - I remember those 21 inch monsters very well after dragging them up and down stairs in building without elevators. They did not have pixels at all. And yes. It is definitely called ppi :-) It was just as valid then as it is now: neither ppi or dpi has any relevance for images that will end up on a screen. Only the size of the image (in pixels). Dpi is also a reference to the old days. And to a specific printing process. So if dpi is relevant depends on what type of printing you are going to use. The reason why ppi is correct is that it simply refers to how many of the pixels in an image will be fitted within an inch on the media you are printing on - no matter what process you are using. If you are dealing with a professional service, they will most likely translate this into the process/system they are using - and they prefer to get a good image as a starting point for this. This is difficult to understand for people that do not have sufficient experience in this area. But the software should use the correct terms so that people do not get confused jumping between different software.
  4. :-) I am actually expecting it. After 20 years in broadcast TV and after training countless of people in editing, I have probably heard most of it before. I am also a photographer and media consultant. But yeah, I'll get my popcorn as well. Or some BBQ on the side here (I live in Brazil, and it is summer here).
  5. Here is what I am used to do in Photoshop: Select crop tool Enter specific size in pixels Drag/resize the frame so I get what I want from the picture Hit enter to crop AND to resize to the exact pixel numbers I chose. When I try to do this in Affinity Photo, the pixel numbers I chose changes when I drag the frame. The reason for choosing and exact number of pixels was to lock that. But it seems like it behaves exactly as the unrestricted crop. Is there a setting I am missing?
  6. Better to say a 250 pixel images so it is not confused with the PPI. But yes, 72 PPI has nothing to do with resolution on a screen. Like I said - PPI is for print. Not for display. And the weird thing - this is sometimes confused even in documentation, training manuals etc. Even by Adobe :-) If anyone is in doubt: When you are making graphics for web, screen etc. you do not have to set PPI to 72. Actually, it might be better to set it to 300. In some image editing programs, the PPI has an influence on how the sizes of fonts are displayed inside your document while you are creating it. With 300 PPI it might be easier to do finer adjustments.
  7. Two images 1000 px wide, but with different PPI will display exactly the same on the same monitor. I am not talking about differences between sizes of monitors Same display, two images, different PPI for the images. And yes, you should be able to do the test with Affinity as well!
  8. Yes and no. It has to be resampled as the number of pixels will be different from the original. But resolution as you call it, is not relevant for a digital file. Only for print. It is just a flag that tells a printer how close to output the pixels. So you could easily keep the same resolution when you change the number of pixels in a file. If you print the file, it will of course be a different size. A file that is 1000px x 500px @ 150 PPI will print much bigger than a file that is 1000px x 500px @ 3000 PPI. But both of them will look exactly the same if you put them on a web page. This is easily demonstrated by opening a file in Photoshop, changing only the PPI and save it with a new name. The file should be the same size as the original give or take a few bytes. PPI is just information to a printer.
  9. Sounds great! So I am hoping this release comes soon! Really need this functions. Preparing images for a webshop is a real pain if it has to be done in multiple steps. And I was hoping to avoid buying Photoshop for this... Any chance of letting us know a ballpark time for the update?
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