What happened to the ability to set the dpi for conversion?

I recently purchased Gigapixel AI and, after a few days, upgraded to the new version 7. Unfortunately, I have to say that I don’t like it.

I seem to have lost the ability to export to 300 dpi which is a big problem as far as I am concerned and what happened to the ability to compare the results for the different models.

This upgrade seems like a step backwards!

It is there under scaling using Width or Height:

Output, EXIFTool:

Let’s make sure that you look at the options before posting in future.

Sorry, but my screen and yours do not look the same:


I am using version 7.0.0 as a standalone program and I cannot find any reference to the Output, EXIFTool either by searching the software menus, or by reading the user guide.

Perhaps you could enlighten me further please.

That was the output viewed on exiftool to show that 300ppi was there.

Did you select an AI model for processing?

Yes, I have selected each model individually, as well as selecting automatic selection. I have tried everything I can think of but it just doesn’t seem to be there in this latest update.

It is there but you need to select either in or cm before specifying the number of pixels per selection. Doesn’t make sense to output 4000 pixels @ 300 PPI.

You know what - you are dead right and that’s the one thing I did not think of.

That said, as a ‘non-technical’ user I am sure that I am not the only person who has been confused by this and perhaps the program should be amended to show this even when px are selected - if necessary simply grayed it out. Just a thought.

In the meantime, thank you for sorting this one out for me :smile:

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I spoke too soon.

I just ran a test changing to ‘in’ and selecting 300 dpi. However, the upscaled file is 72 dpi.

Am I still missing something?

You are missing the point of dpi. The dpi is just a theoretical thing that refers to your output device, in this case: your printer. The dpi value stored with your image does not tell anything about your image size. The image has a fixed pixel size of x pixels wide and y pixels tall.

Don’t know, make sure that you don’t select to preserve input format on the output settings. You need to specify a new output image.

You can only do this if you are NOT in plugin mode which defaults to overwrite the input image preserving the input format.

Yes it is so but if you specify a new file it will write the DPI to the image.

At the end of the day I am really not happy with version 7 and so I have reverted to my previous version (6.3.3) which works just fine. I’m not sure what the upgrade to version 7 was supposed to achieve but, for me, it has simply caused confusion and I don’t have the time to mess around with it.

Nonetheless, I thank you for your assistance.

I’ve heard this before - it was garbage then and it is garbage now!

So then elaborate on why this is „garbage“.
(As from a sheer technical standpoint he is correct).

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Yes I know. Many users are confused about the said dpi because they think the dpi refers to the image, but it doesn’t. It is more a measurement to work with, not the size of the material itself. :eyes:

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