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Most PC computer monitors are about 96 dpi (dots per inch), mac monitors were originally 72 dpi in order to give a true actual size (in print there are 72 points to the inch, thus a 72 ppi/dpi monitor would give a proper actual size to papers held up to the monitor). Now mac monitors are available in different 'dot pitches' so it isn't as true anymore. But most monitors are around 96 ppi/dpi. So if you create a graphic that is 96x96 pixels, it will be around one inch square on your monitor.

I hope that helps you, feel free to reprint the explaination, paraphrase or whatever. No attribution needed ;)

Your site is awesome.I have been trying to learn digital scrapping for some time now and am still lost.I just can't seem to create a layout no matter how hard I try.All the info I have read here is a big help to me..Right now I am trying to get info on how to just create one page to post and no luck..I guess I am about ready too give up and go back to paper scrapping..Thank you for the info here...

Hi Jen,

Your site is such a great place for a greenhorn like me

Thanks, Billie

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