240 dpi vs 300 dpi

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240 dpi vs 300 dpi

Or rather PPI (pixels per inch).

Question. Whenever I upload pictures and open them in Photoshop even if they are coming from a raw file...it is always in 240 dpi. And I keep reading that 300 dpi is better for printing. But how can I change this? I noticed this awhile back but just shrugged and forgot about it. But now I'm wondering if it really makes a big difference? And if I change it in PS from 240 to 300 will that work? Or do I do it some other way? Are all of you saving in 300 dpi? I haven't been lately. I haven't really printed anything bigger than a 4x6 though so far. How do I change this? Or is it really necessary? And why does PS do this if 300 is better? hmm... Smile

eta: ok well i figured out how to change it to 300 dpi but now my question is...is it really necessary? are my files going to be bigger now that I did that? i guess if i ever want to go into business it will be best to save at 300 dpi right?
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I have no idea...but I am curious to hear the answer! Smile

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thank you Smile i lurk there often but there is so much info i can't find stuff like this! Blum 3 i have lots of stuff to read now. Do any of you ever write stuff like this down so you won't forget it?

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I have so many threads from that site bookmarked. Smile They're really helpful, along with the search feature on there.

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I also have a ton bookmarked ... it's crazy! That's why I can't post there, it's too overwhelming!

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oh i know! i just went there to look at something and one thread leads to another and another and another..it just goes on Blum 3 i have so many of them book marked now and I am starting to write stuff down in a note book so I won't forget! I took, what...a 5 month break from photoshop and I forgot how to do a couple of things so I got to write them down. Smile