In this post I share my findings & suggestions on how to choose the correct file type download in Canva that print 300 dpi photos & pages. I cover .jpg .png and .pdf Canva downloads.
As a memory keeper, I soon discovered that images have their own language.
And the terminology can be confusing. Understanding the differences in terms and what each one means; pixels and bytes (image size and file size), quality, size and resolution is very important, especially if you are digital or hybrid scrapbooker.
What is a pixel?
I found this post from Persnickey Prints super helpful and easy to understand. Simply put every photo, in digital form, is made up of pixels. Pixels are the smallest unit of information that makes up a picture. Because pixels are so small, our eyes can not detect the elements on the grid as individual squares. Instead, our brain blends each pixel into a smooth digital picture. If you zoom in on your image far enough you'll see that images are like a mosaic formed by small little squares or tiles, in photography each little tile is called a pixel. I've simulated these 4"x6"photos (using the pixelate effect in Canva) below to show what this would look like if you could actually see the pixels close up. Click on them to see what I mean.
Let's face it, technology is now a part of our everyday lives. Embracing such technology into our memory keeping just makes sense. Phones take 99% of our photos and apps are at our fingertips. With multiple programs & apps out there; it's hard to know which one to use to get the results you want. In this post I will be comparing Canva vs Photoshop as a scrapbook design tool.
If you're reading this you may or may not be asking yourself "What is Canva?". Or maybe you've heard about Canva and are interested to learn more. And there are some of you who may already be familiar with Canva and want to explore the possibilities of this design tool further and how to use it for your memory keeping.
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