Posted: Tue, 2nd Feb 2010, 10:39pm
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When I export my photos get taken from 300dpi to 72dpi. can i avoid this depixelization?
Posted: Wed, 3rd Feb 2010, 9:22am
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Can you let me know what export settings you are using?
Does the image still have the desired resolution? A different DPI is not an issue as long as the image resolution is intact - you can just set the DPI to what you need when printing or importing into other software.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Feb 2010, 10:35pm
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TIFF is the only format that has an issue with this, so you can avoid it entirely by using another format. If you need maximum quality, stick with .png rather than .jpeg.
But as far as TIFF, the resolution of your image doesn't change either, as Tarn mentioned. If you have an image that is 10 inches wide at 300 dpi, then after exporting it you will still have a TIFF that is 3000 pixels wide, it will just have a dimensional size of 41 inches or so, at 72 dpi. The quality and resolution of the image haven't changed, just the amount of pixels per inch in the dimensional size, which won't affect print output.
This will hopefully be sorted out soon, but in the meantime, as long as you are aware of this behavior, it won't cause any problems.