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Understanding Resolution - Getting Started

Resolution is the fineness of detail in a given image. It is measured in pixels per inch (ppi), often referred to as dots per inch (dpi). The more pixels per inch, the higher the resolution and quality of an image.

Our high quality digital scrapbooking files are created at 300 dpi, and you should create your layouts at this resolution.

The higher the resolution, the larger the file size. It is standard for images viewed on the web or via e-mail to be saved at 72 dpi. For printing, however, images should be saved at 300 dpi or they will appear pixilated.


  • If you place a photo on a layout and it appears much smaller than expected, it is likely that the original photo has a resolution less than 300 dpi. If this is the case, enlarging it to fit your design may result in very poor print quality. Make sure your camera is set to capture images at the highest possible resolution.
  • As a general rule, you should not enlarge your images more than 150% to maintain the best image quality.

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