I have figure in my paper and the journal requested the figure to be in the following characters: Width = 8.5 inches OR Width= 7791px Height = 11 inches OR Height = 4724px Pixels/Centimeter = 300 (DPI) (minimum) All figure should be in vector scale I used chemdraw to make the figure and them converted to TIFF. Then by using photoshop I made the resolution 300 dpi and the dimentions as requested (8.5 * 11 inches). When I sent the figure to the journal they said it is blurry and you need to improve it by asking professional graphic designers. So, I am very grateful if one can help. Regards


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When you save as a TIFF in ChemDraw, you must choose 300dpi as your resolution. Photoshop can't magically increase the resolution of an image, it just scales it up.

  • Thanks a lot for your answer. Actually chemdraw which I use is set by default to 300 dpi however, the journal still did not accept it and they need the figure to be made as scalable vector. Oct 3, 2016 at 3:58
  • "scalable as vector" and TIFF are mutually exclusive. What vector formats does Chemdraw export? Dec 23, 2023 at 18:39

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