Crop PPI option in RawTherapee 5.8


I have recently started using RawTherapee 5.8, and I have noticed that there is an option to select the PPI of the output (JPEG in my case). However, even though I set the PPI to 300 ppi, the output jpeg file shows something different. When I open the details of the jpeg file, it gives a resolution of 96 dpi, while when I open the file in both Photoshop and GIMP it shows 72 ppi. Has anyone else experienced something similar or maybe is there something I’m missing?

Thanks in advance for any feedback.

The details are as follows:
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Note: I am aware that the ppi only refers to the physical size in inches and the dpi is only relevant for printing, and they are not really relevant to how they display on the screen.

The PPI setting in the crop module doesn’t actually do anything to the image/RAW.

This from RawPedia crop section:

The PPI value (pixels per inch) does not change any physical property of the image, it only serves to help you see what physical size the current crop would print at using that PPI value.

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Got it, thanks @Jade_NL.