When you import from a BMP file, the image resolution (pixels per inch
or pixels per cm) stored in the BMP file is ignored. The imported
file will be marked as having unknown resolution.
When you save an image to a BMP file, the image resolution value is not
written to the file, even if it is known by The Panorama Factory. As
a result, some applications (e.g. Photoshop) will set the image resolution
to a default value such as 72 DPI.
Please note that this problem does not really cause any loss of
resolution in the image. All of the image pixels are preserved.
It is simply that the information about how to display or print the image
(pixels per inch) is lost. You can restore this information in
Restoring image resolution information using The Panorama Factory
- Import the image into The Panorama Factory.
- Right-click the thumbnail for the image and select the Properties
command from the drop down menu.
- Under Image resolution, select either pixels / inch or
pixels / cm.
- Enter the desired image resolution in the Horizontal field.
The Panorama Factory will copy this value to the Vertical field
- Click OK.
Restoring image resolution information using Photoshop
- Open the image in Photoshop.
- Select the Image size... command from the Image menu.
- Remove the checkmark from the Resample Image checkbox.
- Enter the desired image resolution in the Resolution field.
- Click OK.
This procedure will not alter your image data (pixels). It will
mark your image as having a particular resolution. The resolution
value is used to determine printing size and resolution when you print at
Full size (The Panorama Factory) or 100% scale (Photoshop).