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Artlantis Tip - Proper Image Resolution


"Image Resolution" (or "Pixel Count" or "Rendering Size") is the dimensional size of an image specified (by default) in Pixels.
Resolution relates the number of pixels held per inch (or 'dots per inch', 'dpi') within the image, which becomes very important when printing an image.

With respect to printing:
- Low/Draft quality prints are approx. 72dpi
- Good quality prints are approx. 300 dpi

By changing the values available in Artlantis Rendering Settings, it is possible to specify what image resolution will be applied to the image produced.
The bigger the image resolution required, the longer the render process will actually take.

For example,
(i) an A4 size image @ 300 dpi >> 11in * 8in @ 300dpi >> 3300pixels * 2400 pixels (or 7.92Million pixels)
(ii) an A3 size image @ 300 dpi >> 16in * 11in @ 300dpi >> 4800pixels * 3300 pixels (or 15.8Million pixels)



It can be inferred from these values for example that the A3 size image will take twice as long to render as the A4 size image.

It is critical NOT to render test images with large pixel counts, a simple small value of 800px x 600px should suffice for testing until all errors have been eliminated.
At this stage then the pixel count would be raised to higher final values.