[quote="lucid":is2di95l]pixels per inch (ppi) doesn't really apply for on screen graphics. That's more for printing and scanning.
so the actual size such as 1024 pixels is what will matter. if you want it look detailed when zoomed in to take up 1024 pixels by 1024 pixels on screen, that's the resolution it should be at. Not sure what software you're using to get the image data in ppi, but simply right clicking in windows and clicking properties should give you image size in pixels. If you tell me the name of the software, I may be able to help you figure out how to get the image size data how you need it for construct purposes, but if it has a setting for "pixels" that should be it, or a pixel density of 1:1 ratio[/quote:is2di95l]
Oh, okay then. I was curious to see if increasing the pixel density would help me to "cheat" and save a little bit of VRAM, but I suppose not. It is good to know that what image format I use will not matter though, so yay for PNG!
I usually use Photoshop for most of my stuff, but I was also thinking about using TileStudio
too, since I don't quite like the workflow for drawing pixel art in Photoshop.
[quote="lucid":is2di95l]welcome to scirra,[/quote:is2di95l]
[quote="lucid":is2di95l]and... please tell me you did the art for your avatar
No, but I wish I did.
It is actually from a recent Japanese manga, published by the U.S. military of all things! It hasn't been translated yet I think, but based on what I've heard from people who understand Japanese, it is essentially a work of kawaii propaganda