Raw Therapee output - 72ppi.
OK - I’ve trawled the forum enough to have seen this topic raised on a few occasions and I’ve been a little disconcerted by the reactions generated.
I’m personally not that bothered by this crazy, outdated value. And please don’t tell me it doesn’t matter either - I’ve done many a video explaining ppi vs dpi and I understand it better than most.
It’s not hard to take 2 seconds in Ps to change it so no biggy.
However, not everyone is as quick to realise the potential problem - because it IS A PROBLEM!
Try sending full resolution jpegs to Getty, iStock, Adobe(Fotolia) or Shutterstock at 72ppi - and watch every single one get rejected for not being 300ppi.
PoD sites won’t take 'em either, and if you’re into a job destined for web-offset you’ll be in trouble too.
Desktop printer drivers work either in base 300 or base 360 and take their lead from the embedded ppi value - so here again 72ppi causes a load of crap because 300 (the Canon magic number) is not divisible by 72 without some decimal left-overs.
And those left-overs cause print artifacts - yes they do.
So, can the next release of RT please catch up with all the other software out there, even though it might be ultimately unnecessary on a technical basis - pretty please with bells on?
Changing 72ppi to 300ppi to satisfy modern industry standards is, as I said, a 2 second job.
But processing 200 images or more in one go is A LOT OF 2 SECONDS.
Come on chaps - it can’t be hard.
Or have I totally lost the plot and missed something in the current 5.8 release that already allows for changing output resolution?? If I have then pray someone do tell me where it is…