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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How can a print have a resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi?

While reading about the CANON PIXMA MG5150 printer (http://www.canon.de/printers/inkjet/pixma/pixma_mg5150/), there was a stated print resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi. How is this value meant here, ...
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Can I print large photo on canvas (72''x20''), but also have high resolution (300dpi) and all that in rather small file size?

Is there a way to have all those 3 things together? Large/high quality/small file size. Because I need to send this file to an office which have rather old computer system (don't ask) to print it. But ...
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At what size can I print a pixel image of an existing without losing quality, and can I use it for personal or resale purpose?

I have an image of Wang Ximeng's A Thousand Li Of Rivers And Mountains which currently resides in the forbidden palace in Beijing. I fell in love with this painting and searched high and low for a ...
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Resizing a .tiff file for print on 3M x 4M canvas

I have a .tiff file of an image, it is 17815 x 12426 px and is landscape. I need to print it 3 x 4 metres portrait, it's for a wall vinyl or canvas. The resolution is 500dpi. So if I try to resize it ...
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Quality-loss by resampling an image bigger? [duplicate]

If you have an image you want to make bigger(in realife-size for example for printing), I would use the crop tool of Photoshop with WxHxResolution, use centimeters/inches and then set my ppi. My ...
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Illustrator: export embedded picture to its original size

The title says it all. I have a document with embedded pictures at various resolutions (300dpi, 220dpi, ...) and I'd like to export them to their original size (in pixels). A simple copy-and-paste ...
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How do I please use a given resolution to design under Photoshop? [closed]

I have never done an app interface design before. I got this freelance work where I have to design the visual interface for an app working under Windows. My client says his ultimate device would be ...
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What is the difference between DPI (dots per inch) and PPI (pixels per inch)?

There are lots of other questions on Graphic Design which partly cover this, e.g. What DPI should be used for what situations?. However, I have become frustrated at the number of questions and ...
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What size pixels do I use for an 8.5x11 document for print? [duplicate]

I'm a graphic designer out of the loop for years. I want to get back in and focus on print. I need guidance. If working in photoshop, what's the best canvas size, pixels and resolution for an 8.5x11 ...
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How can we talk about the “resolution” of a JPEG file?

A JPEG is characterised with three parameters: width (pixel), height (pixel) and bit depth (bits per pixel). And resolution is a characteristic for output devices, e.g., monitors or printers. Why? ...
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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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Resolution of the outdoor Hoarding Board [duplicate]

I have an assignment to create outdoor hoardings of 10x100, 10x20 and 20x60 fits what is the best resolution I should keep for all 3 sizes ? cz I've tried 40 dpi but it exceeds the size of 500 mb
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How can we convert low resolution image made by bitstrips to high resolution which I would like to use for printed t-shirt?

How can we convert low resolution image made by bitstrips to high resolution which I would like to use for printed t-shirt? I have created images using bitstrips facebook app. now I would like to use ...
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What does it mean when you are asked to specify artwork scale?

So I am preparing a couple of small adverts and the specifications for the artwork ask that : "Please specify which scale ie. 10% 25% 50%, and as individual artworks ie. Panel A, Panel B etc..." So ...
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Will increasing the dpi of my image (without re-sampling) hurt print quality?

I'd like to start making prints, but all of my work is set at a resolution of 72. Are there any negative effects to increasing the resolution to 300? I'm very new to this, but from what I've read so ...
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Exporting individual layers in Photoshop, keeping their sizes

I'm trying to export individual layers in Photoshop as PNGs, keeping their size. So if I have a layer that is 200x200 in a composition that is 1000x1000, I want to export just that layer as a PNG at ...
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Shrink image with text and put into other image

Okay I have this image with dimensions 2000x1333 px and resolution 240ppi. And now I have this image which is where I am trying to put the image of the phone into, this second image is 1204x452 px ...
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Export Resolution in Adobe Illustrator

I've mainly used Photoshop before and only just picked up Illustrator a few days ago. Anyway, I used Illustrator to create lots of images (with transparent backgrounds) of different letters, each one ...
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Using “vector-like” raster images in PDF documents

I'm in the process of producing QR-codes for use on product packaging. The codes are generated in batch and the resulting files are typically 25x25 px PNG files. Of course, such a small image would ...
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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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Is a 100x100 px image with 100 ppi equal to a 71x71 px with 50ppi?

This should be obvious but the content out there on the web is confusing. I'm trying to understand the role ppi plays when saving an image. So if I have an image with rows of 1000 pixels, is it the ...
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high resolution works in photoshop [duplicate]

i'm getting a job, to create art size 8000mm x 12000mm for print on a huge board, is a art size 2480 Pixels x 3508 Pixels, 300 dpi fit to print on the huge board? do i need to create the art exactly ...
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How to export crisp Android icons in Photoshop/Illustrator?

Both Photoshop (layer shapes) and Illustrator (vectors) are terrible at making crisp Android assets when I save out. Can anyone lend a hand how to make crisp items at multiple sizes without doing it ...
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is it mandatory to keep 72 dpi for web design? What if I create in 200dpi?

I have been designing web banners in photoshop for more than a year but never considered the DPI. I was using the default 72DPI, but now I want to know is it necessary to create web designs in 72DPI? ...
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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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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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Enlarging a photo in Photoshop CS6 [duplicate]

I just enlarged a photo to 4 meters wide in Photoshop, and with 30 DPI. Is this ok? Because when I look at the PDF, the picture is not sharp. How is this possible or is this just ok?
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How can I enlarge a small photo with very high resolution to a big photo with less resolution?

How can I enlarge a small photo with very high resolution to a big photo with less resolution? Original size is 12.7 width by 7.2 height at 1550 dpi. I want to convert it to 62cm width by 182 cm ...
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Should I get poster printing for higher resolution than 5400 x 3600 for 36“ x 24”?

The highest "common" resolution I've seen for printing a poster is 5400 x 3600 for the reasonable price of (~$15), but I have the ability to make the images I want to print (procedurally generated) as ...
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Billboard Designing: Why design at higher resolution instead of the actual, lower print resolution?

Perhaps I haven't understood the concept of the "Scaling Workflow" and hence my confusion ... I checked out most of the Q&A for designing large format images on Photoshop (like for huge ...
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How to optimize my pictograms for Retina screens?

Surprise when I saved my pictograms for the Web (from Illustrator): They are strictly not as clean as expected => totally blurred. Here's an example from my Retina smartphone: And the initial ...
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Working with low res images Illustrator

I have to create a 4-banner wide roll-up design, but all I have to work with is a 1500px wide image. If I resize this, so it fits the banners, it becomes, logically, very pixelated. I have taken a ...
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Quality loss when PDF opened in Preview

I just saved an .ai file as a .pdf and opened it afterwards to check size and quality. This is when I noticed the saved file was lower in both color and resolution, than the original .ai file. After ...
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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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HD Video Still (1920x1080, 72dpi) upscaling resolution for banner use (6x2.5 metres) [duplicate]

I have a still i took from a video that is 1920 x 1080 at 72dpi and the client wants to use it to print on a banner approximately 6 meters by 2.5 metres. Is there anyway to increase the resolution ...
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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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Which is the best resoulution for Facebook avatar and cover?

Which is the best resolution for Facebook avatar and cover in Photoshop because I have tried 300 / 1000 / 1500, but it looks horrible, please give me the exact HD resolution for each.
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Iphone Resolutions Design [duplicate]

I'm not sure if i should make this question in this area. However if you can help me i would appreciate a lot. I have been reading some documentation about iOS and android design. I'm a little confuse ...
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Illustrator giving two values for ppi for a linked raster image, only when rotated?

I am trying to place this raster logo supplied by a client on a large format template (this being a raster logo of some text in Arial is a separate issue). In Photoshop, the image is showing at ...
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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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What resolution should a large format artwork for print be?

For wall sized graphics and large banners (e.g 3m x 5m), what is an acceptable PPI for print. As i understand it 300 PPI is the typical for 'small' artworks (esp. for clean text resolution), however ...
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keep quality when resizing png icons on document and exporting as pdf?

On my CV I have added png icons and resized them When export as pdf these icons lose resolution/quality How do I fix this? See below.
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Targeting multiple screen resolutions/screen sizes with PNG's

I was wondering how you target multiple screen sizes and screen resolutions with PNG's. I'm working on a 2D game using the Unity game engine and Photoshop to create the PNG's. Is it better to ...
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How do people get those gorgeous, high-resolution UI screenshots without using Retina display?

I'm talking about screenshots like these: These images appear completely non-pixelated and in high resolution. The first one is a a vanilla, operating-system level menu bar in Mac OS, and the ...
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Image resolution for Indesign Ipad document (whole page image) - iphone 6 enough?

I am writing my first book and using InDesign for that. I plan to buy iphone 6 and do pictures with it for this book, since my iphone is all-in-one gadget and I don´t have a separate camera. Do you ...
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Can the size of a pixel and a dot be changed? [duplicate]

[Before anyone points it out, I've already read the answer to this question, and it was only after I read that, that I wonderd about my current question. So it's not a duplicate!] I'm trying to ...
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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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Increasing the significant figures in Illustrator CS6

I am making very simple images that requires extreme precision. I would like to draw black boxes that have a width of 0.59266662mm, but illustrator rounds to 0.5927mm. I need this precision because ...
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Upsampling - The Basics and Guidelines

Photoshop and other image editing applications possess sophisticated engines and algorithms which allow one to increase the resolution of an image via interpolation. Are there any hard and fast rules ...
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How does size work with PNG-8 and PNG-24 images?

I am desperately trying to save a psd file as a high res png. I found some relevant setting when I click Save for Web in photoshop but then I got confused about size vs resolution. I found this ...