How many pixels is 8.5 x 11

Ok... so I'm trying to create an image the approximate size of a piece of paper. But of course, it's in pixels. How many pixels (based on picnick's dpi) is 8.5 x 11?

I've managed to locate inch to pixel converters but they all ask for the dpi and I don't know the dpi of picnick to accurately get the correct amount of pixels. Much help appreciated.

By the way, here's what I would like 8.5 x 11 inches (precisely)...

http://sitebuilder.yola.com/sites/D7d...

You'll probably see a smaller image at first, clicking it I believe will make it larger. The larger size is its current size.
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  • Check out this online converter, [url]http://tiporama.com/tools/pixels_inch.... Keep in mind your results will change depending on the DPI you choose.
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  • yes, I'm aware of online converter's that depend on the setting of DPI you choose. That's the issue. What setting is picnick in? I'm trying to make an 8.5 x 11 image in picnick but don't know what pixels to use.
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  • According to the piknik forum, piknik retains the dpi of the original image. So if it's 300dpi, multiply 8.5 x 300 = 2550 pixels and 11 x 300 = 3300 pixels. 72 is standard screen dpi, so multiply 8.5 x 72 and 11 x 72 for your pixels. 612 pixels x 792
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  • and how do I know how much dpi the image is?

    That doesn't make sense because if I make 300 images all 200 pixels x 200 pixels they will ALL be the same Exact size. Does that mean by coincidence 300 out of 300 images from many different sources use the same dpi?

    Maybe you can help... the image at http://sitebuilder.yola.com/sites/D7d...

    is set at 887 x 1037

    Now remember, the image here will open smaller than the original size. If you click it, it should enlarge it to the normal size. that is the size I currently have it set at. Maybe you can determine what the dpi of this image is.

    To get the basic image (the blue/white background) I used a fading color in excel, then I copied and pasted into paint in order to make an image. Then uploaded it to picnick to get the text on the page. Don't know if this info helps! But your help is much appreciated.

    By the way, tell me how you like the image at the above link! :)
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  • An image is a grid of pixels--so many pixels across by so many pixels down. How that image is displayed will determine how many dots per inch (dpi) there are. For example, if an image 1000 pixels across is displayed so that the image is 10 inches across, then there would be 100 dots per inch. If the same image is displayed 20 inches across there would be 50 dots per inch. So in other words, the dpi depends on how large or small the image is displayed.
    As far as the height of your image here, 1037 divided by 11 equals 94.27 dpi
    and the width is 887 divided by 8.5 equals 104.35 dpi
    Since the dpi is not the same the image would have to be stretched or squashed to fit an 8.5 x 11 page. I hope this makes sense. As for the image itself, it seems a bit too busy, maybe pick two articles to stand out and have the rest all the same typography. Hope this helps!
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  • yes, I understand the math of it.

    But that image I showed you is 1037x887 but NOT exactly 8.5 x 11.

    Therefore, I can't use those figures to figure dpi as you have figured above.

    I do think I might have a solution though. I can copy and paste that image into a program which gives me the size (in inches) and allows me to change the size (such as MS Word) then I can copy and paste it back into paint in order to make an image again.

    But... if the pixels and/or inches is not known... how is it possible to find the dpi of an image? Is this possible?
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  • I made that image as close to 8.5 x 11 as I can by using a sheet of paper on my screen LOL
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  • The dpi is dynamic and changes as the image is resized; it is not an inherent attribute of the image. Given the image's resolution and the size you want to display it at, the figures I gave above would be correct. Screen resolution is usually 72 dpi and printed resolution is usually much higher. Anyway, I'm glad you figured a way to do it. :)
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  • yea, I'm thinking about going into the magazine business as you seen from that image (assuming you've viewed the image). Going to link the magazine to my website. I found a free publisher, who only charges for each printed copy. So I publish the magazine, get orders for the magazine, give the order quantity to the publisher and then they only print that amount and charge for each one printed rather than a large amount ahead of time. kind of like self publishing for magazines. Don't know how good this "idea" will turn out. Hopefully you've found the image above interesting and good to its purpose! Thanks for the help!
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  • Aahhh, I thought it was going to be an email newsletter. I didn't know they print magazines on demand like books. Very cool. Good luck!
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  • well, I am going to attempt a real magazine. They do have self publishing magazine companies. I managed to find one. I'll only have to pay per magazine as I have them ordered. The first one might take 3 months or longer to design and set up, but after that I should be able to get them done monthly. I think I've done a rather good job designing the cover. I just need an image to place on the front and maybe another article title or two. I can also place advertisements in the magazine and get paid for those. :)
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