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    Image size for projection.

    I'm about to embark on a series of slide shows using a Canon SXGA+ projector (1400 by 1050 pixels). This will give much higher detail than the typical VGA LCD projector.

    Am I right in concluding that when I prepare my images I should make them 1400 by 1050? No point in making them larger, is there?

    I've not done this before so any advice will be welcome!

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    Re: Image size for projection.

    The projector is just like your computer display--no need to resize, the hardware will do it for you. But you are right that you are not getting more detail with higher resolution images. The only reason I resize for a slide show is to keep the file size down. If the file and images are too heavy, some transitions are not very smooth. For smaller slide shows where I may want print quality handout of the show, I do not resize.

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    Re: Image size for projection.

    Thanks Shashin. I assume that I'd use 72 dpi for resizing?
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    Re: Image size for projection.

    The dpi number is just a placeholder for printing. If you resize to the monitor pixel dimension, the DPI values makes no difference--just like when you post to GetDPI, ironically, the DPI does not matter (it is all in the "Get").
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