I have made a banner in Illustrator and I've uploaded a jpeg photo as part of it. I'm worried that once it is printed at a much larger scale, I will lose all of the quality of the image. How do I edit the photo so it retains its quality?

Right now the entire banner is 1200 x 575 pts with 300 ppi. I have sharpened the image in Photoshop, but I'm wondering what else I need to do.

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    What do you mean by "uploaded a jpeg"? Do you mean that you have placed a raster image in Illustrator? You haven't given enough information to determine the image's quality/suitability for printing. What is the size of the image in pixels (not points)? And what size do you intend to print it?
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Oct 8, 2017 at 11:29
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    Possible duplicate of What resolution should a large format artwork for print be?
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Oct 8, 2017 at 11:33

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One possible worrykiller:

Try to trace your JPG. Explore different Live Trace Options. You can possibly find settings that create a piece of vector art which is good enough and still not too complex. Too complex vector images can freeze your PC or the printing process.

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