How to Find DPI of Image on Mac

Images can vary in many aspects, and one of the main categories is DPI. DPI is an abbreviation for Dots Per Inch. This term was initially designed for printers to determine the number of dots present in an inch of the printed document.

To find DPI of Image on Mac by simply opening the image in Preview mode. Next, open Tools from the menu bar and select the option Show Inspector. Here go to the general tab and you can see all the info about the image including the DPI info.

However, DPI is also used to describe the sharpness of images. The greater the DPI of an image, the sharper it appears to the eye. Pictures with high DPIs are less prone to pixelization when zoomed in.

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This article details how to find DPI of image on Mac in detail.

How to Find DPI of Image on Mac

The Preview app can be used to check the DPI of images on your Mac. Read the instructions provided below to know more about the process. 

  • Sign in to your Mac and open the Finder application from the dock. 
  • If you cannot find it on the dock, you can use a Spotlight search to do the same. Use the Command-Space shortcut to launch the search bar, type in “finder” without quotation marks, and hit the return key to launch it. 
  • Search for the image you want and double-click to open it. 
  • If the image opens in some other app, select the file and right-click on it to display the context menu. Select Open with and click on Preview from the list. 
  • Once the image has opened in Preview, move the cursor over to the Menu bar and click on the Tools tab. 
  • Select Show inspector from the list. Subsequently, you can also use the Command-I shortcut to do the same.
How to Find DPI of Image on Mac
  • Click on the General tab, and you will be able to see the DPI height and width within that section. Subsequently, you can also press the “i” button on the toolbar to access this menu.
Find DPI of Image on Mac

This is how to find DPI of an image on mac.

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How to Magnify Images in Preview on Mac?

Suppose you need to see the finer details within a photo on your Mac. You can use a magnifying tool to do so. Read the instructions provided below to know more about the process. 

  • Sign in to your Mac and open the Finder application from the dock. 
  • If you cannot find it on the dock, you can use a Spotlight search to do the same. Use the Command-Space shortcut to launch the search bar, type in “finder” without quotation marks, and hit the return key to launch it. 
  • Search for the image you want and double-click to open it. 
  • If the image opens in some other app, select the file and right-click on it to display the context menu. Select Open with and click on Preview from the list. 
  • Once the image has opened in Preview, move the cursor over to the Menu bar and click on the Tools tab.
Magnify Images in Preview on Mac
  • Click on the Show Magnifier option, and the cursor will morph into a magnifying tool. You will see a magnified image inside a circle wherever you drag the cursor. 

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How to Export an Image to a PDF File in Preview on Mac?

You can export your images to a PDF file using the Preview app on Mac. Read the instructions provided below to know more about the process. 

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  • Sign in to your Mac and open the Finder application from the dock. 
  • If you cannot find it on the dock, you can use a Spotlight search to do the same. Use the Command-Space shortcut to launch the search bar, type in “finder” without quotation marks, and hit the return key to launch it. 
  • Search for the image you want and double-click to open it. 
  • If the image opens in some other app, select the file and right-click on it to display the context menu. Select Open with and click on Preview from the list. 
  • Once the image has opened in Preview, move the cursor over to the Menu bar and click on the File tab. 
  • Select Export as PDF from the list, select a name and destination for the file, and click on Save when you’re done. 

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How to Edit an Image in Preview on Mac?

Preview offers various editing tools, and one of them is a color adjusting tool that allows you to fine-tune the exposure, brightness, contrast, and other aspects of an image. Read the instructions provided below to know more about the process. 

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  • Sign in to your Mac and open the Finder application from the dock. 
  • If you cannot find it on the dock, you can use a Spotlight search to do the same. Use the Command-Space shortcut to launch the search bar, type in “finder” without quotation marks, and hit the return key to launch it. 
  • Search for the image you want and double-click to open it. 
  • If the image opens in some other app, select the file and right-click on it to display the context menu. Select Open with and click on Preview from the list.
  • Once the image is open in the side Preview, click on the Show Markup Toolbar icon, which should be beside the search bar at the top. 
  • From the Markup Toolbar, click on the Adjust colors icon, which should be beside the Sign icon. You can read its labels if you hover the cursor over the options. 

Conclusion

As you saw, checking the DPI of an image on mac is very simple using Preview on your Mac. Preview offers a lot of options to edit photos and other file types like PDFs making it a very powerful tool. Be sure to check out all the other tips and tricks mentioned in this article.

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