Print resolutions and document size
I have been given the task of getting an artists vinyl cover etc ready for print. I have been supplied images by the photographer but they are at the following values:
I am confused by the document size vs dpi and pixels. Is it ok to take down the DPI and scale up the document size? I need 300DPI min for print etc.
Any help much appreciated!
It doesn't really matter; the image is very small. The average vinyl record sleeve is 12"x12" and, at 300DPI (300 pixels per inch) you'd need a 3600x3600px image. The one supplied isn't even a third that size.
The Pixels per Inch shown in that window is only important when you import it into a print document (like an ID doc). When you do, it'll currently only be 12.7mm x 8.4mm. If you change the 3200 to 300, the size of the image will not change but its size when imported will.
When you're using photos, make sure the actual pixel dimensions are 300px per inch of print.