Tips for processing RAW, and then saving into JPEGs?

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by cuervo.taylor, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. cuervo.taylor

    cuervo.taylor Mu-43 Regular

    May 20, 2013
    Hi all,

    I have been trying out lightroom+photoshop and love them, they work very well for making panoramics, and converting gh3s files to DNG, also the color correction.

    But I have one question:

    when I try to save the RAW into jpg, it asks me how many pixels per inch??? I don't know what should be the ideal there.
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    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
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    In Lightroom, any file that you export is pretty much disposable as it can be re-created over and over again. So, when you export a file, you should select the resolution and quality specifically for the purpose intended. The PPI box in the export dialog is really only for other programs that read that metadata, and can mostly be ignored. If you want to play it safe, for example when sending a file off to be printed, you can include the PPI. Usually printers like 300 ppi, but most will tell you what resolution they think will print a quality image.

    Good luck,