The 300 DPI rule is an interesting one; it comes from the printing industry and is generally considered as a rule of thumb for printing images. DPI stands for “dots per inch”. Let’s say, you have an image you want to print at 8 x 10”; the printing store assumes the image will be seen from a distance of at least an arm’s length. At that distance, a resolution of 300 DPI is good enough to not make the individual pixels stand out; this makes the image seamless. Distance here is a factor too. For example, the more the distance, the smaller the DPI will be required for a ‘good enough’ print. For instance, if printing a billboard, a 50 DPI resolution would be acce
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