|Update: Feel free to read this post, but I found out that Windows Live Photo Gallery will allow me to resize the photos to 600 x 480 and retain the 300 dpi resolution.|
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My team went to a photo studio and had individual head shots as well as group photos taken. These images will be used for a team brochure and website, both of which are created by our firm's marketing department. The photo studio gave me a CD with the images.
The Individual images (head shots) have the following properties, when viewed via Right-Click...Properties...Details:
Width: 2400 pixels
Height: 3000 pixels
Horizontal Resolution: 300 dpi
Video Resolution: 300 dpi
Bit Depth: 24
The group photos have the same properties except that the Width and Height are swapped. Basically portrait vs. landscape.
The wording on the instructions we were given for submitting the photos to our marketing department state that they should have the following properties:
High Resolution 300 dpi
Individual photos: 600 pixels wide x 400 pixels high
Group photos: 2100 pixels wide x 1500 pixels high (landscape)
1500 pixels wide x 2100 pixels high (portrait)
I imported the images to my computer via Picasa 3 and the imported images retained the same properties, including the 300 dpi resolution.
However, when I tried to use Picasa 3's Export feature to resize the images, I am able to get the head shots down to 600 x 480 (which I think will be OK) but the resolution drops to 96 dpi. For the group images, I can get to 2100 x 1680, but once again, the dpi drops to 96.
Is there any way for me to retain the 300 dpi resolution while reducing the width and height?
Thank you for any suggestions you have to offer.
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