Forget about image size and just think about your image's pixel dimensions. If I am going to print I don't resize at all, but if I will be uploading to flickr, then I go for 1200 pixels wide for landscape mode, and 1000 pixels high for portrait mode.
If you are going to print from Photoshop, then open the Image size dialogue box; uncheck Resize image and set the size you'd like it to print. But don't throw away pixels.
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I agree with Trevor - think primarily about pixel count not ppi, but if you DO want to change the ppi metadata that Camera Raw delivers to make things more convenient, you can click the link at the bottom center of the dialog. From there you will be able to set the ppi, and the settings you make there "stick" for all further conversions.
Thanks for your response.
These are images I'm providing to clients on a DVD.
Occasionally I have a request to specifically set the DPI to 300.
When I provide 100's of images,I don't want to open each one individually and reset so was looking for a way to default the images automatically.
Thanks again .
That is exactly what i was looking for.
I'll probably post this question seperately but I am trying to figure out a way to remove all metadata from my photos so when my client receives images, they do not have access to the camera details. IE: shutter speed, F stop etc.
I was told that i should go the route of File -- Save for web and devices.
That works but defaults my images to 72 PPI.
Is there a way to remove all metadata and not have the images default to 72 PPI?
To put in another way..
How can I remove metadata and keep images at 300 DPI?
Copy and paste into a new file at 300ppi will do it. But there is special software for editing metadata.
Actually, Save For Web doesn't change resolution to 72 - what it does is to strip resolution metadata altogether. Photoshop just assigns 72 when reopening because it has to assign something. Other software might assign a different value.