3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 23, 2009 3:38 PM by Ramón G Castañeda

    RAW converter dpi

    (Sallee_Johnson)
      Our Olympus E-500 writes images in RAW files (.orf) at 314 dpi. The Olympus software opens the .orf files at 314 dpi but Photoshop Elements RAW converter opens the files at 240 dpi.

      How do we open the RAW .orf files at it's native 314 dpi??

      We have the current version of the RAW converter.

      PSE 5.02
      Win XP

      thank you
        • 1. Re: RAW converter dpi
          JimHess-8IPblY Level 3
          The raw images from your camera are not really saved at 314 dpi. They are saved as ####x#### pixels. The only value that DPI (really PPI - pixels per inch) is to give you an indicator of how big the image will be at that particular setting. It doesn't matter whether it is set to 240, 314, 72, or whatever. The image is always the same size. But you can change that setting by clicking on the blue text line near the bottom of the ACR screen. That is where you set up your basic Camera Raw settings.
          • 2. Re: RAW converter dpi
            John_Cornicello_Photo Level 2
            There is no "native" resolution. The pixel count is what matters. The DPI setting just tells the software how to print it and is, otherwise, and arbitrary number.

            I'm not sure that you can set this number in Camera Raw when hosted by Photoshop Elements. The interface is slightly different and I only see 8/16-bit depth as an option. 240 dpi might be the default (and only) option in Elements.

            However,you can change it at any time in Photoshop by going to Image>resize>Image Size and unchecking the "resample image" box and typing in a new number.

            John
            • 3. Re: RAW converter dpi
              Ramón G Castañeda Level 4
              >you can change it at any time in Photoshop by going to Image>resize>Image Size and unchecking the "resample image" box and typing in a new number.

              Right, as lomg as you leave the Resample box UNCHECKED, you can change the ppi resolution to whatever you want. The oxels in the image will remain untouched.