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Author Topic: DPI Setting  (Read 3468 times)

drwinchell

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DPI Setting
« on: February 13, 2023, 11:53 AM »
I'm new to SC and really liking it. I noticed that when I copied and pasted an image, it was larger than the original.

I found this message, www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=8892.msg65094#msg65094 and tried a DPI setting of 72 as recommended.

I kept increasing the setting until I found that a setting of 144 made the captured and pasted the same size.

144 is twice the value of 72.

I am on version 4.32.6 on Windows 10 with a 4K monitor.

Thoughts?

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Re: DPI Setting
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2023, 03:05 PM »
Hi,
where is the image being pasted?
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Re: DPI Setting
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2023, 05:05 PM »
I've noticed the issue in Word and Outlook so far.

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Re: DPI Setting
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2023, 03:45 PM »
Hi, sorry I didn't get back sooner -- was partly because cause I don't have a clear answer.

An image is first and foremost defined by the number of pixels (x by y). DPI is really something pretty vague which is more related to printing scale than to display scale. But of course a word document is defined by its size if printed. It is probable that MS has a default DPI paste setting (72 dpi is very low res / old-fashioned, and would look terrible if printed, but I don't think there's any standard these days). I don't use MS Office myself.

I'd just change the default DPI on SC to 144, and see if you have any problems.
Tom