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 to setup a 16 x 12 foot Photoshop document

I have to layout a 16 x 12 ft (size of tarpaulin) document in Photoshop, but when I change the resolution to 300 it's too large and it takes time to render the layout. What should I do?
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How to improve the clearness or resolution of a logo?

I made a logo for my add-in Bottleneck Detector in Microsoft Excel. The following is the first version: As you notice, my logo on the right is not as clear as the existing items of Excel. Actually, ...
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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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Save as PDF in Photoshop: error and/or bad result

I've a problem exporting PSD files into PDF. DISCLAIMER: I rarely work with PDF and I'm probably doing a rookie mistake here. I have to print a 70x100cm BW poster so I created a new file 70x100 cm ...
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Why are the image 'Transform' size values different in Photoshop?

I have a background layer and am inserting a 512x512 image. I want to set the inserted image to 512 x 512. I use ctrl + t and make it 512x512 and apply the free transform. If I push ctrl + t ...
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What's the main principle for app image sizes? (iOS) [closed]

This is sort of a newbie question, but I'm not a designer. In iOS, we can make universal apps (i.e. support both iphone & iPad). But when it comes to background images' sizes I have NO idea what'...
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Can just make or design the photo in 72dpi, and just change it to 300dpi later on? [duplicate]

:) I'm not a professional graphic designer or anything but I love making stuff on photoshop. I have a problem here with DPI & printing. I want to make a 24 " x 36" canvas for my friend's birthday ...
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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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So I designed a logo in Illustrator using just text which I'm looking to have it printed, can it still be used as a vector [closed]

Basically, what the title says, I designed a logo in Illustrator which I'm planning to print as stickers using just text/fonts. Will I be able to export/save it as a vector and have it printed? My ...
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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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Resizing images for InDesign to 100% for printers

I've seen in the specs for POD printers that they want images to be scaled at 100%. If I take an image, and resize it down to 80% in InDesign, couldn't I just change the PPI to a higher value rather ...
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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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High Resolution Text Logo

I am trying to create a plain text logo using photoshop/illustrator but am having great trouble making it so the text appears high resolution. I want to be able to create a logo with the same ...
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Is there any way to check resolution of a portion of an image?

Essentially I am wanting to verify that once I get a final layout from my contractors, that all of the images they have used to create the design are of a high enough resolution. Just to make sure I ...
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Which resolution is best if I want to print a document? [duplicate]

I am in a project where I need to do several documents. I did this size for a test: A: 203x218cm, 300dpi B: 203x218cm, 72dpi C: 80x86cm, 300dpi I would like to know some opinion about my files. ...
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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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Graphics for mobile phones

What factors should I consider when designing and creating graphic images for smaller screen sizes? When resizing a big image to a smaller screen size, does this increase the pixel density hence ...
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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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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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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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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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Exporting With 300ppi and Maintaining Art Board Size in Illustrator CC

When I start a new document, I input the size that I need for the final project. When I have been exporting my work, in 300 ppi, the final product ends up with dimensions far larger than my original ...
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What resolution should I work with in to output to different pixel densities?

Q: What resolution should I be working in (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc) to output for both high resolution displays (retina, etc) as well as standard resolution output (72ppi/web)? My Gut It seems ...
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Printing size for a bus design 1:1 100 dpi? [duplicate]

I donĀ“t know anything about printing and have a huge question! My design is going on a bus (12 m x 1.13 m) and the printing company send me this instructions to follow: "resolution 1:1 scale 100 dpi (...
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Illustrator vs InDesign - missing image path, link edits, update

I use InDesign where your image is linked and you can click on it to edit in photoshop and see the resolution. I'm working with another graphic designers files ALL Illustrator files. Illustrator doesn'...
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high res illustrator file downsamples to low res--help!

I have received an illustrator file from a client in which she used "effects" to soften a photo. When I review and attempt to save the file it comes up with the dreaded "72 ppi" warning. My ...
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What DPI to design at for small label on 4800 DPI printer

I have a printer that prints onto labels at supposedly up to 4800 DPI. https://www.primeralabel.com/lx900_features.html I'm guessing this is mostly marketing. I need to print onto 25mm by 51mm ...
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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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How to save small png files (icons) with minimal pixelation?

I've been tasked with creating a bunch of icons for a software product that my company develops. The problem is, I keep getting feedback that the icons are too "pixelated" for them to use... The ...
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Saving image files with maximum compatibility for different displays?

There's a website I'm working on where students can read their textbooks online, page by page using an implemented PDF viewer. But I've noticed that this doesn't look particularly great on different ...
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In which DPI resolution should I design an app in Photoshop?

I am currently doing an app design. Which DPI I should start work in? I have worked on a project in 72 dpi but I want to know if this is the best size to work in.
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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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Any tips for creating huge banners? [duplicate]

Ok. So i started collaborating with a company that needs 300dpi photos for printing on walls ceilings floors etc. They are going to need huge stuff like 5 meters, i don't know maybe 8/10 meters. What ...
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exporting graphics for ios app - support for both retinna and older devices?

I'm making a iOS app, it needs to target newer retina devices as well as the older 3GS and iPad 1. Usually I'd just export them at 72 PPI, but for retina is it 150 PPI or 300 PPDI (or another)? Am I ...
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How to get a screenshot to print decently in a Powerpoint design?

The requirements I am creating a poster which needs to show screenshots of a web application we developed. There are following restrictions: It has to be designed with Powerpoint. That's non-...
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Is Resolution Information Stored Within a PDF File?

I created a PDF and gave it to a company to print it for me. The resolution of their print turns out to be very low, and I am not satisfied with it. The company claims it is not their fault, because ...
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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 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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How can I upscale my low resolution to hi-res image [duplicate]

I have a low-res image would anybody explain to me the technique to make it high-res image? It would be really helpful if you could show me how can I improve the resolution, quality or bring out the ...
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Setting 100% zoom on low resolution image zooms way out

I am working on a low res image (artwork for a retro-style video game). In the "Image Size" dialog I have set the resolution to 21 pixels per inch, and the document size says its about 6"x6". However ...
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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 a 3m flag banner for Australian charity

I work for a charity a few mornings a week and am designing a few flag banners for them (3m in height). I've found a supplier and received my PDF artwork template from them. I use Gimp as far as ...
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Is it possible to print designs with huge resolution?

I have a question what that nobody seems to know the answer to. I have to make small stickers with ingredients lists (100mmx50mm), i know i should use illustrator but all i have is photoshop. The ...
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How to Keep Image Quality with Adobe Photoshop CC Crop Tool?

If I am using the CC crop tool on a higher resolution photo, say 5000px W x 3337px H @ 300 pixles/inch, to crop down to 390px W x 500px H @ 72 px/in, the photo after the crop looks bad. It has jagged ...
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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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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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What is the largest resolution image I can print at a store with a print center? [closed]

My company prints cheap posters relatively frequently for events we host and attend. Usually we print these posters at a Sams Club down the road from our offices. We have had a history of files ...
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Relevance of pixel per inch for a specific LCD say 640 x 480

I am having an LCD with a resolution of 640x480. What is the relevance of pixel per inch for an image to be used for developing a GUI in this LCD? This image is not going to be used in any other LCD's ...
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Big clear sticker for shop front window - advice

Having a new job to do which is a big illustration, 1200mm X 2400mm high for a shop front window to be printed onto clear vinyl, a big sticker. The linework will be quite bold, eg 5 - 20mm thick, in ...