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Photoshop CS3

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Introduction 1
Page 007
Intro to Graphics File Types
Photoshop (wikipedia.org)
• Adobe Photoshop is a graphics
editing program developed and
published by Adobe Systems. It is the
current and primary market leader
for commercial bitmap and image
manipulation, and is the flagship
product of Adobe Systems. It has
been described as "an industry
standard for graphics professionals.”
Bitmap Images
• BITMAP (Raster) – A graphic file
created by “BITS” or a grid of pixels.
Try it.
• Copy the Picture from the internet.
• Zoom (Control - +) to 300%
• What do you notice?
Bitmap Images
• Resolution: The number of pixels
making up an image. Shown as an
area or # of pixels.

This image is:
8x8 or
64 Pixels
Bitmap Images
• Rule: The higher the resolution, the
better the picture quality.
Bitmap Images
• Rule: The higher the resolution, the
better the picture quality.
• In
photoshop,
resolution
5 Pixels
is 1 INCH
described
as PIXELS
PER INCH

50 Pixels
1 INCH
Bitmap Images
• Rule: The higher the resolution, the
better the picture quality.

100 Pixels / Inch
100 Pixels / Inch
Common Resolutions (KNOW
THESE!)
• Standard Printing Quality //
– 150 – 299 PPI (Or DPI)
• High Resolution Printing //
– 300 – 350 PPI (Or DPI)
• Internet / Presentation
Resolution (not for printing)
– 72 PPI (Or DPI)
Are these pictures the same
resolution?
Are these pictures the same
resolution?