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It would be incredibly handy to have the ability to change the DPI of an image in the Export Panel when exporting.


If, just for instance, you're working on a high resolution scan (let's say 600dpi for the sake of explaining) and you want to create an export to upload to social media, it would be far more efficient to just be able to change the export setting to 72dpi in the export panel for that exported image instead of exporting the resized image, and then opening it again just to change the DPI value and saving it that way a second time.

I know the pixel dimensions are not linked to the DPI (which is primarily for printing), but some social media sites (like Facebook and Instagram) will read and wrongly interpret the DPI in the metadata and compress/distort an image more if it has a higher value than 72dpi to compensate, even when it's not necessary. Sometimes a 1080x1080px image at 300dpi will look worse when being compressed than a 1080x1080px image at 72dpi because the social media sites misinterpret the DPI vs pixel dimension values.

Attached image for reference.

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