Pixels and Dots and Why They Matter to Writers

I did not know exactly how this worked. Thanks, Joan.

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“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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About Gina Storm Grant

I'm a writer and now, a newbie upcycler. I have 12 books published under 2 pen names. I've taken a 2-year hiatus from writing while I re-purposed my life, but the more I rescue furniture destined to become landfill, the more I feel inspired to write a new book. After all, I gotta do something while waiting for the next coat of paint to dry. Stick with me while I figure out the differences between chalk, milk and mineral paints, which stripper removes shellac and sticky stuff, and whether I want to do stencils, tansfers or decoupage. Oh, and which one is the drill and which the power screwdriver.

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