[thelist] Re: hard won vector art tip...

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Tue Nov 14 10:29:55 CST 2000

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Eric (and iSac too)

Of course they're nominal resolutions. But they encode how fonts are mapped and
sized relative to images. Don't be fooled by the fact that they're defined in
terms of
dpi - changing the size that 1px is mapped to a screen (whether image or text)
not change the output between them.

fwiw, try inputting text to PhotoShop @ 12 pt. Export it as a gif and place it
on a page
alongside 12pt Windows text. Are they different sizes? I think so. The only
image 'tool'
[sic] I've ever seen which uses 96dpi is MS Image Composer... 'nuff said.


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Subject:  [thelist] Re: hard won vector art tip...

On 11/13/00 at 11:09 AM, Jacob Stetser <icongarden at icongarden.com> wrote:

> However, as long as we still use bitmap-based imaging technology, we have to
> for the fact that displays have differing standards - Macs with 72 dpi and PCs
> 96dpi.

Let's not forget that those numbers are for "out of the box" monitors. Whenever
you change the resolution (as many people do) you are changing the dpi. For
example, my 21" Mac monitor is 72 dpi at 1280 x 1024 but I set it to 1600 x 1200
which makes it closer to 83 dpi. Oops, there go your standards.

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