Pixels and Dots and Why They Matter to Writers
I did not know exactly how this worked. Thanks, Joan.
“My printer rejected my file because of poor image quality. But it looks fine on my computer. WTF?”
It’s a common complaint, most frequently solved by accepting the error and crossing your fingers that the proof copy will be fine. It won’t. Your head shot will vary from slightly fuzzy to completely blurry.
It’s all to do with pixels and dots. Both are very tiny bits of colour used to compose images. When you lay pixels or dots in a grid pattern you get resolution, pixels per inch (PPI) and dots per inch (DPI) respectively.
Let me show you what I mean.
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