Questions about resolution, a measurement of the amount of detail an image possesses used for print design, photography and digital media. The higher the resolution, the more detail and data is contained in the image. Ask anything about resolution relevant to designing graphics and media.

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Illustrator: EMF export loses precision

I want to include a publication quality vector graphic in MS word. EMF seems to be the only vector format which word handles without massive issues. Therefore I am exporting a figure from Illustrator ...
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What is an easy way to know the resolution of a smart object in Photoshop?

I'm working on a photomontage using smart objects and am wondering if there is an easy way to keep track of their resolution? I normally work in InDesign and find myself really missing my customized ...
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Screenshots look weird on a mac, but good on print

Hey guy's I am making a infosheet for the company I work at as an intern. When I make screenshots of the website, they look good in the Mac previewer app, but when I place them in InDesign, and export ...
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Points vs. Pixels and Saving as .png

I am a beginner level graphic designer using primarily GIMP, but getting into PScc. For now, I'm creating primarily for print on demand products (you know the stuff), but I'm working at learning how ...
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Why are my screenshots blurry in InDesign when I export to a PDF?

Just so you know I am very new to Creative Suite. I am trying to make a whitepaper using InDesign and then export it into a PDF. The PDF looks blurry if I export it at anything, but 300ppi. The ...
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Maximum resolution of 3D printers [closed]

I was looking at 3D printers and I wanted to know the maximum achievable resolution in 3D printers that use the extrusion method (NOT the 3D laser printers). Some manufacturers claim a 20 Micron ...
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Photo distorts terribly on Facebook [duplicate]

I've designed a logo which looks high res in photoshop. But really distorts in Facebook. I understand that Facebook converts the image, but compared to similar logos, it looks bad. Any ways around ...
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What resolution should I use for my photos in Inkscape?

question from a non-graphic designer here who doesn't fully get the whole 'resolution' thing. From what I understand, Inkscape saves all embedded images as 90dpi. However for printing, 300 dpi is ...
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Why are the terms DPI and PPI so misunderstood?

It seems the terms DPI and PPI are misunderstood by more people than actually understand them. I'm not just talking about average Joe trying to print a holiday snap, I'm talking about graphic ...
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What resolution images could I use for posters on the wall? [duplicate]

If I wanted to print an image found online and get a typical 27" x 40" sized poster what resolution image do I need? 4000 x 6000 or double that? I am confused over DPI and PPI.
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How can I ensure my photographic artwork is a high quality when printed

I make personalised story books for children. My books use a photo of the child's face inserted into the illustration to make them the main character in the story. When my customers send me the photo ...
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Scale down an image in GIMP without losing resolution

How do I scale down an image to a smaller size in GIMP without an unnecessary loss of resolution? I know that I am losing too much image resolution because when I downscale the same image using HTML ...
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Designing icons for devices with different PPI

I'm having some problems on the icon PPI. For example, when I make an icon for an iPhone 6 application I know that the icon will be 326 PPI. But if I do a 256x256 px icon that can be used on iPhone, ...
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Confused about the resolution for IOS 6+ devices

I had designed one app for IPhone 5 and 6 and now I want to make the same app design for IPhone 6+ so what can be the resolution of its assets? Currently I had done following things in Photoshop. ...
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Photoshop - How to reduce the file size in KB by reducing resolution

I have tried everything I can think of, but when I reduce resolution of graphics, keeping the same dimensions, it has no effect on the size of the file. This makes no sense. I prepare graphics for ...
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Best dpi for printing a 48x18 inch at 200%?

I have an image in photoshop I want to print at 200%, and right now it's 48x18 inches, and the resolution is 72 dpi. I read somewhere that changing it to 600dpi would allow me to scale it by 200% at ...
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Adobe InDesign 5.5: why when I place some pics they come out with a very lower resolution in the doc?

The images I'm using are from different sources but most of all flickr (few from other websites). When I download them in 500 pixel size for example, they look ok in Anteprima, but when I place them ...
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Want to print HQ one image as (9) 8.5 x 11 sheets

I have an image that has been sitting on my computer for a while. I want to cut this image into 9 smaller images, severed into 3 columns of 3 rows. I have tried using Easy Poster Printer, however the ...
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How do I get my web images to display consistently from laptop to desktop and vise versa?

To be clear: I am not looking for "save for web" answers. I am having a quality issue from laptop to desktop and I fear its my resolution settings—it's driving me nuts. I am creating vector images on ...
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Sizes of images used as Logos on Websites

This might sound off-topic, but really this is the closest related StackExchange site I could find. I'm developing a site based on the Porto theme. The documentation is really nice, but this is left ...
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DPI/PPI resolution for product zoom images

I'm working on an ecommerce site and I am trying to figure out at which resolution to save product images. We usually go for 72DPI but I believe now we should be using PPI, but also that to account ...
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Avoiding resolution problems with collages

I am trying to create my first medium-sized poster in Photoshop, to print at 300ppi on A3. I need to bring together a collage of small files but I am worried that I will inadvertently expand one of ...
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What is the resolution I need to make a picture to make curves look smooth and not pixelated?

I am using Paint to draw some swords for a character I have. I am not very experienced and this is my first time trying to draw swords. My question is how large (Preferably in pixels) do I need to ...
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graphic design - high or low resolution

Can anyone please help me with the following? I am a low-level dabbler, but these things have been nagging at me for years. I know I've been doing everything the hard way, and my hope is that knowing ...
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How to make typography hi-res for web?

Suppose I'm going to make a typography poster (or whatever) that's going to be posted for advertisement in, let's say, Facebook, how high should the resolution be? Any specific numbers I should have ...
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Large-format printing suggestions

I need to print a photo in large scale 3x3m. What size a photo should be, what pixel dimension? What resolution do I need to avoid pixelization? Also what format of file should it be ? PDF? This ...
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What causes pixelation, blurred graphics on a web banner?

in the attached image, you can see pixlelation/distortion mainly on the red and blue text and red boxes. What causes this and how can I fix it? Thanks
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Resolution independence - Prepare Images & Icons for different densities and resolutions

I am quite confused in a way of designing interface elements (icons for example) for different resolutions and densities for Iphone apps for instance. I would be grateful to anybody who can put ...
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Print resolution standards - has anything changed?

I have recently been asked a few times by printers to supply higher than standard quality files without a good explanation to why (aside from saying that the file size seems too small - but we all ...
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Making cut-paper art digitally, does resolution of shapes need to match?

First, I'm curious if there's an official name for this. It's cut-paper art and it is collage, but those terms are much broader than what goes on here. However I know that this style of work, cutting ...
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Enlarging a Vector Image

I'm pretty new when it comes to working with Illustrator and Photoshop. Basically I've got a vectorized Illustrator file at 2838 x 893 and I want to scale that as large as I can. In Illutrator ...
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How do I combine PNGs into a PDF without losing quality?

I have a few hundred high-res PNGs I'd like to combine into a 200+ page PDF using only lossless compression on the images that are becoming the pages of the PDF. But when using Adobe Acrobat's '...
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Print resolutions and document size

I have been given the task of getting an artists vinyl cover etc ready for print. I have been supplied images by the photographer but they are at the following values: I am confused by the document ...
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What resolution to use for large aluminum print?

There seems to be a fair amount of controversy on this topic, however, I am planning on printing a 30x30" 3D design on aluminum, and I can't decide if 300 or 600dpi would work best. Or even higher. ...
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Should I upconvert low-res images to 300dpi for printing?

I'm having a custom deck of cards printed using images of varying resolutions. The card printer asks that all images be at 300dpi, the industry standard for printing. Certain images that I've uploaded ...
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When designing HIFI mockups for web apps, how do you determine the width of your file?

I've designed a handful of web apps now and I seem to be just as confused about document widths as I was before I ever started. I've made the mistake of mocking it up at 1920 wide and jamming it full ...
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Image Fuzzy in Browser, Sharp in Photoshop (with NO resizing), why?

I have a PNG file that looks fuzzy when I view it in any browser. However, opening the very same file in Photoshop, making no changes, it looks perfectly sharp. Why does this PNG look different when ...
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Why downsample to 300 ppi only for images above 450 ppi - why not for all images above 300 ppi?

Here's something that's puzzelled me for a long time. Here's the default on InDesign's Export to PDF (and also Acrobat's PDF optimiser): Obviously 300 ppi is the default it downsizes to because 300 ...
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Adobe Illustrator pictures to be played on a scoreboard with the dimensions of 1280 x 424

Ok, I want to make a video for a wedding, to be played on a stadium scoreboard. The scoreboard's dimensions are 1280 x 424. I was told to make my images this size and make a DVD in either .wmv or ....
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Does CorelDraw have a native read resolution for reading SVG's?

Does CorelDraw has a default read resolution for SVG's? The only DPI settings that will show me the number of pixels exactly as they were created is 96. Is that Corel's native DPI resolution for ...
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Scanning 8.5 x 11 paper in PS results in huge image

I have a paper form that I ultimately want to us as a background template in SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio for a report. When I scan the form, it results in a 5088 x 6600 image -...
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image in illustrator compression script

I have a very High resolution image in illustrator, which leads to a very heavy eps file size, I'm asking for a batch tool or a script to compress the eps image , in other words reduce its resolution ...
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What size should an image be for printing a very large (10m x 2m) banner [duplicate]

I work as a graphic designer and until know I have worked only in vector. Now I have to do a very big banner like a landscape and I have to use a photo for this. What is an acceptable resolution for ...
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Reducing Image Quality in GIMP without changing size [closed]

I use a design on a t-shirt, but the designs looks very clear, which may mislead the customer. So without changing the size of the design, I need to reduce it's quality. Reducing the contrast not ...
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Where can I find a background image for a 11“ x 17” printed brochure? [closed]

Creating an 11x17 brochure and require background images. Where can I purchase images of suitable quality/size to use for this purpose?
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How to save a Facebook Banner so it is optimized for BOTH mobile and web?

I'm trying to add a new banner image to my Facebook page. It's the correct size of 851x315 and I have saved it in both JPEG and PNG, clocking in at 77Kb. The image looks fine on Desktop but when I ...
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What are the best settings to design poster at 2.6m x 3.05m in Photoshop?

I have to design artwork to go on a sheet 3050mm wide by 2600mm high and placed on a building to be viewed at about 15-20 meters. The scene will be a living room with pictures of various furnitures ...
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Defining a resolution in Indesign XML Import for an image

I import an xml file into InDesign. It contains images. <Image href="file:///path/to/file.jpg"></Image> This will load the image into the document, but it will be import with 72px/inch (...
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Illustrator eps for tshirt printing

I am wanting to export a Illustrator file into a high res EPS file format so I can supply the image with a transparent background. It says my document requires flattening. Its a vector image. How do ...
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What image dimensions to choose for mobile and desktop in 2015?

I am working on a portfolio website for a friend showcasing the work in a gallery with photoswipe.com. Just got the original photos delivered. They are between 70 and 100 mb and range from 2551x5124 ...