Photoshop Artboards Export As, Saves 300 dpi As 72 dpi

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Hello all,

I was working on Facebook carousel adv. ( 600px × 600px ) 300 dpi, and i use Photoshop artboards so I can edit all the art work on one screen.

I used to export the artboards in that way;

  1. Highlight the needed artboards
  2. Right Click
  3. Export As
  4. Chose between JPG, PNG, etc... 
When I reopen the exported file ( any of them ) I find that the file dpi changed into 72 dpi.

I tried to create new file on Photoshop .. Same size 600 × 600 , 300 dpi, then i moved the image which been exported from the artboards into that new file and I found that it needs no resize ( It fits the size )

Then why it shows 72 dpi and why artboards saved it as 72 while i was working on 300 dpi !?

Thanks for your help.
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Maged Ramzy

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Posted 8 months ago

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Eduardo Moura

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Actually, DPI is only important when you're printing your image. It's merely a proportion between the total number of pixels divided by the dimensions in inches/mm/cm of your printed material. Since the number of pixels were always the same (you created your image at 600 x 600 px @300dpi and then exported it to the same dimensions in pixels), they look the same regardless of the change in the assigned DPI.
I hope it answers your question.
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Maged Ramzy

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Thank you for your time, but actually what I expect for a solution is to know why Photoshop saves the Artboards designs as 72 dpi while working on 300 dpi.

Thanks again Eduardo.
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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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Probably because 'Export as' is the new 'Save for the Web'. Even though ppi (not dpi) is irrelevant for the web, people tend to use 72 ppi for that.