# Understanding sizes

#### 1. Canigou4 February 2012, 11:44 GMT +01:00

Sorry, if this is obvious but I'm new to this. How do I find out the iamge size in inches when printed and how do I know the resolution? Are all 300dpi?

#### 2. xymonau4 February 2012, 13:11 GMT +01:00

I know people will answer you shortly. I'm afraid I can't help you with this. It sounds like you need to print an image. What is it being used for? And how large do you need the image to be?

#### 3. Ayla876 February 2012, 6:36 GMT +01:00

Maybe this online calculator can help you to calculate, how large a certain image (in pixels) will be printed, when you print it with a 300 dots per inch (dpi) resolution:
http://www.din-formate.de/kalkulator-umrechnung-pixel-bildaufloesung-dpi-ppi-din-masse.html
You may have to change the language to English, because this is originally a German site.
--Michael

#### 4. gesinek6 February 2012, 21:06 GMT +01:00

You can't see the (dpi) resolution of the pictures here in the stock. But I think most of the photos are made with 72dpi. The graphics? I don't really know but a lot graphik programms start with a 72 dpi resolution when you begin to create a picture and you have to change it if you want something else. So I would believe the most graphiks are also made in 72 dpi.

#### 5. mzacha8 February 2012, 8:08 GMT +01:00

You have the dimensions meter under each image. Then you just calculate.
3000x2000 image in 72 dpi is (3000/72)x(2000/72) - 41,6 inches on 27,7 inches.
3000x2000 image in 300 dpi is 10 inches on 6,66 inches.
You can change the dpi in almost every graphics software.

If you have a printed image (in a magazine) and you do not know it's dpi, you must ask the editor. Different titles use different resolutions, usually between 150 and 600 dpi.