8 Best Free DPI Changer Software For Windows

Here is a list of Best Free DPI Changer Software for Windows. Dots Per Inch (DPI) is the printing resolution of an image. Using any of these listed software, you can view and change DPI of image to a customized value. Some of them even provide few standard values of DPI to change image DPI to, such as 72 DPI, 96 DPI, 120 DPI, 200 DPI, 300 DPI, etc.

In some of these DPI changer freeware, you can change DPI in batch of images at once. Apart from that, you get various other options including Keep Ratio, Keep Print Size, Apply Sharpen, Resample, etc.

Most of them support a good range of image formats to edit DPI, including JPG, PNG, ICO, CUR, GIF, DWG, TIFF, BMP, etc.

My Favorite DPI Changer Software For Windows:

From the list, I liked FastStone Photo Resizer to change image DPI. It provides flexibility to change DPI to a customized or standard value, and to change DPI of multiple images at once.

XnConvert is also a good DPI changer. After changing image DPI, it lets you convert the image to any of the supported formats, including JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF, DWG, CAD, RAW, XBM, WebP, WPG, etc. It also supports batch DPI customization.

You can also checkout the lists of best free Image Resizer, Image Editor, and Photo Enlarger software for Windows.

FastStone Photo Resizer

FastStone Photo Resizer, as the name suggests, is a software to resize images. Not one, you can resize multiple pictures at once. You can also batch convert images using it. For that, it supports output formats including JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG, TIFF, and PDF. It also lets you rename files in batch. Apart from that, it serves our purpose well i.e. DPI changer.

To change image DPI, you need to move to Batch Convert tab. Here, you will see its own File explorer at left panel. You can select one or multiple images to change DPI in batch and add to the list at right panel. Now, enable the option called “Use Advanced Options (Resize)”. As you do that, you will see an “Advanced Options” button. Click on it, and you will get many editing options including Resize, Rotate, Crop, Canvas, Adjustments, Text, Watermark, Color Depth, Border, and DPI.

  • Customized DPI Value: Move to DPI tab to change DPI of image to a customized value as per your requirement. Enable “Change DPI” option, enter desired X-DPI and Y-DPI values in respective fields, and click on OK.
  • Standard DPI Value: To change image DPI to a standard DPI value, go to Resize tab. As you enable Resize option, you will see a Print Size section. There, you can customize DPI to a standard value including 72 DPI, 96 DPI, 120 DPI, 200 DPI, 300 DPI, and 600 DPI.

So using FastStone Photo Resizer, you have a choice to change image DPI to a customized value or a standard value.

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IrfanView is a free software for image editing. Along with editing image, you can use it to convert WebP to JPG, WebP to PNG, batch file renaming, edit EXIF metadata, etc. You can also use it as a DPI changer.

How To Change Image DPI in IrfanView:

You can change DPI of image in two ways using IrfanView, which are as follows:

  1. After opening an image, you need to click on Information option in Image menu, or just hit the I key. An Image Properties dialog box will open up, where you will be able to see metadata of the image. These metadata information include picture size, memory size, number of unique colors, print size, etc. In the Resolution field, you can view the DPI of the image. From here, you can change DPI. Simply fill in the new DPI in Resolution field and click on Change button. As you do that, the print size will also be changed as it depends on the image DPI.
  2. The second alternative to change image DPI is by using Image menu > Resize option. At the bottom of the new dialog box, you can view DPI field. Just enter the required DPI there and click on OK button. The image DPI will be changed. You can also edit height and width. As you do that, you have an option to adjust DPI based on new size of the image.
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XnConvert is basically an image converter software for Windows. Apart from popular image formats, it also supports conversion of WebP to JPG, WebP to PNG, WebP to GIF, etc. Before converting an image to other format, it also lets you edit the image. You can perform many actions to edit the image, one of which is Set DPI. Not just one, you can change the DPI in a batch of photos at once.

In order to change DPI in XnConvert, follow below steps:

  • Open an image or a folder of images in Input tab.
  • Go to Actions tab. Click on Add Action, go to Image > Set DPI. Now, you can enter X (horizontal) and Y (vertical) DPI values. You can enable ‘Keep Print Size‘ option if you want. You can also edit the photo using filters, adjusting color levels, adding noise, resizing, adding mask, etc.
  • In the Output tab, you can customize output format, destination folder, rename pattern, etc.
  • Finally, you need to click on Convert button in order to save the changed DPI in images.

This free DPI changer supports a large number of file formats, which include JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF, DWG, CAD, RAW, XBM, WebP, WPG, etc.

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Free Image Editor

Free Image Editor is another free DPI changer software for Windows. To change image DPI using it, you need to use Paper Size option which you can access from Raster menu. As you click on this option, a pop up will be generated. Here, you can view width, height, and resolution of the image. The resolution field depicts the DPI of the image. You can edit its value in order to change DPI of image. You can also resize the photo by customizing its width and height. While doing so, you have an option to maintain the aspect ratio. Also, you can customize its position to Top Center, Top Right, Middle Center, Bottom Left, etc.

Free Image Editor supports various image formats to edit, including JPG, BMP, GIF, CUR, PNG, etc. You can add filters to these images, transform them, capture desktop, active windows, selected portion, etc., crop images, and do more. Apart from images, it also lets you play videos in formats of AVI and MPG.

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Change DPI

Change DPI is a portable DPI changer software for Windows. This one is a completely dedicated utility to change DPI of image.

It lets you browse a desired image on PC to edit DPI. As soon as you add an image to it, it displays current DPI of the image. You can simply edit DPI by manually entering the value, or by using increment/decrement button. After changing DPI to desired value, use save file as option to save the image in new DPI. While saving the image, you will need to manually add extension to the file name. It supports JPEG file format only.

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Fotosizer is yet another free DPI changer for Windows. It is basically an image resizer software which lets you change image DPI. You can add images by browsing them on your PC, or by dragging and dropping them onto its interface. After that, you can view some image customization settings at right panel of its interface. These settings include Resize Settings, Effects, Rotation, Miscellaneous Settings, and Destination Settings. Go to Miscellaneous Settings in order to edit DPI of an image. You will see a “Change DPI to option there. Enable it and use the slider to adjust DPI value of an image. You can even manually enter its DPI value. In same settings, you can change output image quality, copy EXIF information, etc. In case of PNG image, you can optimize output image. You can also change DPI of multiple images at once.

Apart from changing image DPI, you can also resize it by customizing width and height, add filters to it, rotate the image, and customize output directory, format, and rename pattern.

For input and output, it supports BMP, JPG, PNG, GIF, and TIFF image files. You can also convert an image to any of supported formats using it.

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XnView is an image processor software for Windows. It is free for personal use only. This software can also be used to change DPI of image. In order to do so, you need to click on Set DPI option in Image menu. A dialog box will pop up where you can see the current DPI. Here, you need to enter new DPI in form of X (horizontal) and Y (vertical) resolution values, and click on OK. You can enable or disable “Change EXIF DPI if exists” option as per your choice.

An alternative to do the same is by using Resize option from Image menu. In Resize options window, you can view pixels/inch under Print Size section (see full screenshot), which is the image DPI as well. Here, you can customize the value of DPI as per your requirement. You can also change the screen size of the image here. While doing so, it lets you enable options including Keep Ratio, Keep Print Size, Apply Sharpen, Resample, and Gamma Correction. In addition to that, you can customize Resampling algorithm (Lanczos, Gaussian, Bilinear, Cubic, etc.).

XnView is a free DPI changer with a simple user interface. It supports a good range of image formats, such as BMP, BPG, CUR, DWG, ICO, PNG, JPEG, GIF, and more.

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GIMP is a familiar image manipulation software for Windows. Along with numerous editing options, it also lets you change DPI of image. For that, you need to go to Image > Print Size. Here, you can see printing resolution in pixels per inch along with width and height. This resolution also represents DPI of image. You can customize X-DPI and Y-DPI values as per your requirement. After editing DPI of image, save the image using Export as option to make changes to image.

As GIMP is an image editor software, you can enhance image by resizing it, adding filters, adjusting color balance, applying transformations, and do more.

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