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Re: Downloading Images

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Vanessa Mellom (mellom)
Tue, 29 Sep 1998 05:12:00 -0400

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John Antoine Labadie wrote:
> Well Vanessa ... there are several factors to consider here.
> > I get very inspired when I connect to many of the sites that are posted
> > on this list serve, I find many image that I would like to have in a
> > hard copy. But I have a problem...
> 1. Getting a hard copy can be difficult if you want a quality image.
> The net currently require 72 dpi (dots per inch) in graphics files.
> A photo-realistic printer (Epson or HP for example) often requires
> at least 100 dpi to print a sharp image. At 72 dpi you may not have
> enough data to print a quality image.
> 2. Each image in the net has been saved as a particular file type
> (Gif, tiff, jpeg for example) and each image was saved at a
> particular size measured either in inches, pixels, or cm
> (.09X1.42 inches for example) .... and each graphics files was saved
> at a specific dpi. Small 72 dpi images cannot be enlarged to large
> physical sizes without some blurring.
> > When I print in my browser program (Netscape) the images always come up
> > small. I want them to print bigger. It tried saving when I was at a page
> > with a particular image i liked and all my program would do is save it
> > as an html file. And then it wouldn't appear in openable files in
> > Imager. Does the image have to be in a spacific format at the site?
> > I am wondering if there is some other program or plug in I need.
> > It would be great if someone could tell me what I have to do to
> > download the image into a file that I could open in Microsoft Imager. so
> > I can blow it up?
> 3. In order to get a decent image you have to pay attention to the
> rules of file size and dpi. Choose your files carefully and convert
> them through an imaging program (Adobe PhotoShop is my favourite) and
> then resize and resave them before printing. If the information has
> been built into the file it is possible to get a very nice print many
> times larger than the original physical size ... if the dpi is high
> enough.
> Hope this helps.
> Regards, John

Susan Montgomery wrote:
> Are you trying to download a thumbnail?
> susan

Vanessa Mellom Wrote:

It was a image of Dr Seuss
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