Picas??

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by LindaZ, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. LindaZ

    LindaZ

    Jul 29, 2007
    Wilmington, NC
    I need to submit a high school Senior photo to the yearbook: here's the info I have:

    "She said it needs to be a minimum of 300 dpi’s and the size should be 7.83 picas X 9.83 picas."


    Can someone translate picas to inches or pixels to me pretty please?
     
  2. FotoPhocus

    FotoPhocus

    311
    Jun 15, 2008
    This is from Wikipedia

    A pica (IPA: /ˈpaɪkə/) is a typographic unit of measure corresponding to 1/72nd of its respective foot, and therefore to 1/6th of an inch. The pica contains 12 point units of measure.

    I hope it helps!
     
  3. From Google,
    So she needs 1.31" x 1.64" ..... that seems tiny!
     
  4. Linda, if you have Photoshop you can change to Picas in the Image Size menu and adjust accordingly!
     
  5. LindaZ

    LindaZ

    Jul 29, 2007
    Wilmington, NC
    I wouldn't know, never done a yearbook photo before! But THANK you for spelling the inches out for me, so I could crop it right.

    Yeah, but the ratio throw me off so I didn't get the right dimensions, but with the inch translation I got it.

    uhh... whatever you say. lol

    :biggrin: cute :smile:
     
  6. SteveK

    SteveK

    Mar 16, 2005
    Alaska
    The animal is a pika though, not a pica.
     
  7. :rolleyes: I know, just some internet humor. (I was a spelling bee champ in my youth, Steve!)

    Oh wait: The name pika (archaically spelled pica) is used for any member of the Ochotonidae, a family within the order of lagomorphs, which also includes the Leporidae (rabbits and hares). ~Wikipedia

    Well, I guess it's better to be lucky than good!