# Re: [NTLK] Screen size and resolution

From: Larrie Easterly (larrie_at_larrie.com)
Date: Wed Jun 19 2002 - 19:54:27 EDT

Perhaps I should have used PPI, pixels per inch, in stead of DPI, dots per
inch. Guess I am to use to working with print and Web graphics. Anyhow it is
nice to know both. Thanks.

Larrie Easterly

>
> Screen DPI has little (nothing, in fact) to do with the resolution of a
> screen image. DPI is strictly for printing. The fact that Apple advertised
> the Newton as having 100 DPI (200 and 2100) screen resolution speaks more to
> the density of the pixels than anything else. It's like saying a monitor
> with a dot pitch of 26 has a higher DPI than a screen with a dot pitch of
> 28.
>
> The physical resolution is the only thing that matters on a screen. If the
> Newton is 480x320, then that's the size image that will fit on the display.
>
> Hope that helps.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Larrie Easterly [mailto:larrie_at_larrie.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 2:48 PM
> To: Newton Talk list
> Subject: [NTLK] Screen size and resolution
>
>
> I am in the process of creating a graphic for a Newton Book I am putting
> together and got stumped on figuring out the size and resolution of the
> Newton screen. My graphic program, Fireworks, wants me to put in both the
> physical size and resolution of the image.
>
> The FAQ lists the screen size as 480x320 but does not give the physical size
> of the screen or the DPI of the screen.
>
> Measuring the screen with a ruler comes out with about 5x3-5/16. Doing the
> math shows 480/5 = 96DPI while 320/3.3125 = 96.6DPI. Is 96DPI the correct
> screen resolution?
>
> Larrie Easterly
>
>
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