Exporting as jpeg dosn't save dpi correctly

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I created a new file with 300 dpi and 10,7x15 zentimeter, which calculates to 1264x1772px. When i export it as .jpg it saves with 1264x1772px but has 96 dpi. When i export it as .tif however it has the correct dpi, so there doesn't seem to be something wrong with the .psd file.
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How are you saving it as a JPG? Are you using a Save For Web or Image Processor? There could be a setting there that is autoscaling it down.

If the pixel dimensions are the same, you aren't losing any resolution. It's just changing the scale of the pixels which affects the inches size, not the output quality.
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Well thats the point. I designed a flyer which has to have a certain dpi and zentimeter size and they wouldn't accept my files because of wrong sizes and i couldn't figure out why until i realized that the exported jpg only has 96 dpi.

I used alt+ctrl+shift+w (export as, don't know exactly how it is called in english) and chose jpg (without recalculation?).
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Try just using File > Save As and in the pulldown menu where it says Format > JPEG. It'll default to Photoshop most of the time so you'll need to choose JPEG. It will let the source dimensions stay as they are.