There are two important attributes to note for this and any image once first loaded into Imagener:
- The dots-per-inch (DPI) resolution of the image. Look in the Resolution box once an image is loaded. Imagener tells you the DPI of the image before you perform any operations on it. The DPI of this image is 72 which is much too low for printing.
- The physical size of the image. Look at the Info section just above the Preview window. This section tells you how large (or small, depending on your desired need for the image) the image is. This window shows the Height first, then the Width. This image is 5,312 pixels tall, and 2,988 pixels wide, which is quite large.
Why are these important? Because if the image is large enough and again, depending on your desired use for the image, it can be made into a printable photo by adjusting its resolution. For this to work images must be physically large, because increasing the Resolution will make the image physically smaller.
This image was chosen specifically because of its low resolution and attendant size. With images that are this large, Imagener can be used to produce a printable 300 dots-per-inch result. However, images must be quite large to achieve satisfactory results when enlarging using the Resolution setting only. If your image is acquired from a web page for example, it is highly likely that it does not have sufficient size or resolution for output to a printer, and you should source your image from a royalty free image site that does.
To proceed, simply input “300” in the Resolution box and click Resize. Note the change in image size after Resizing using the Resolution setting to make sure it will meet your needs. This will change the image to 300 dots-per-inch which is sufficient resolution to print at home or send to a professional printing company.