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Checking and chaning DPI after a document has been created and saved as an afphoto document


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How can I check resolution, dimensions, etc. after creating a document and saving  it if using a PC?

Also, can I change the DPI from say, 72 to 300 AFTER I have created a document (and forgot to set it at 300 in the beginning)? I have saved the document in the afphoto format. I am going to have it printed at a print shop, and it's a sign with large letters. Naturally I want to be sure that the letters and some graphics print at the optimum resolution.

Right now, I cannot remember what I set the resolution at during the doc setup process.

Thanks!

 
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1 minute ago, Phil P said:

How can I check resolution, dimensions, etc. after creating a document and saving  it if using a PC?

The Resource Manager is your friend for finding out what the DPI is of Placed images.

If your "large letters" are actual text (not hand drawn) then there should be no problem increasing the size of the text.

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I have never mastered color management, period, so I cannot help with that.

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How you check depends on which Affinity application you're using.

For Photo, Document > Resize is one way.

For Designer or Publisher, File > Document Setup is one way.

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2 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

The Resource Manager is your friend for finding out what the DPI is of Placed images.

If your "large letters" are actual text (not hand drawn) then there should be no problem increasing the size of the text.

Thank you! I tried the Help feature and read about the Resource Manager, but I'm still stumped on how to use it. When I open it, I cannot find where to find the DPI of an object.

The documents are not graphic-intensive, 99% is text.

I will look for a tutorial on the Resource Manager. I just don't want to have the text blurred after it is printed. It's a 24" x 48" sign.

These are all either native fonts or some that I downloaded from the internet, and a couple of graphics.  Four different signs in all. That's why I was asking if there was a way to see what my dim brain chose as the DPI during document setup, and if 72, can I change it after the fact.  I still can't figure out if I can or how to do that. Any help?

Thanks again.

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walt.farrell, thanks for the reply. I think you meant "How you check depends...".

I'm using Photo. I just now clicked on Document>Resize Doucment, and it shows 300 dpi. I assume that means that's the way it was saved?

While I'm at it, should I keep the "Resample" box checked in that dialogue? It was checked when I performed the above actions. What does it mean?

I believe you have solved my issues. Thank you and others!

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To resize go to Document > Resize and change the DPI with the Resample set to on.

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Affinity Designer 2.0.0 | Affinity Photo 2.0.0 | Affinity Publisher 2.0.0 | Beta versions as they appear.

I have never mastered color management, period, so I cannot help with that.

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