Questions tagged [resolution]

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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Use of image resolution in image data

When I see the details of an image in windows, there are two data namely “Horizontal Resolution” and “Vertical Resolution” which are in DPI unit. I know that DPI and PPI values are applicable in ...
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What does the default 72x72 resolution mean?

When I check the properties of a photo, the resolution is shown as 72x72 most of the time: But as far as I know, the resolution depends on the image dimensions (5184×3456 in this case) and also the ...
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Increase print quality with PS - modification of image resolution and sharpness parameters

I am a newbie regarding Adobe Photoshop. I am trying to increase resolution and sharpness of several images to increase print quality to create some proxy cards for my son (private use). I don't ...
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Need help setting up a graphic that will be displayed on a digital screen

I'm designing a directory sign that will be shown on a digital screen with a resolution of 480 × 1015. I don't know very much about designing for a digital format and need help figuring out how to set ...
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Choosing Number of Points and PPI Resolution To Future-Proof Game Images

I'm working on an iOS SpriteKit game and I'm currently designing some images to be used as character animations in Photoshop. There are many different iPhones with various screen sizes and resolutions,...
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Arbitrary dpi value for prints

I need to print images on large format paper (B1, B2). The image-source/art I'm trying to print is scalable so I can actually export them at any resolution (max 16k per side for technical reasons). ...
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How can I apply Photoshop's pixel aspect correction to make it "real"?

Photoshop has "pixel aspect correction", for which Google lists what appears to be thousands of answers on how to turn it off. I don't want to turn it off, but I want to apply it so that it'...
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Glitch in output resolution size for same dimension artboards

I have created 50 artboards in Adobe Illustrator. Their size is the same 59.5x59.5 mm Nothing else. Just the blank artboards. When I go File > Export > Export as --> JPG and then I choose &...
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Printer resolution (two different numbers) I just don't get it

I'm searching for a printer that will give me the highest quality print out for a press-n-peel / etching project I'm playing around with and I just realized that I seem to be having a blonde moment.. ...
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How to maintain a high resolution image when uploading to social media?

Do I just 2x the size of the file while maintaining it's ratio? Like lets say I want to upload a high res image to instagram? What do I have to do to maintain a very high res image?
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PDF opens in different resolutions on different software

I created this 200x200px box in AI file (72ppi): After saving it as PDF, the PDF opens in different resolutions on different apps. Here it opens as 305x305px in Adobe Reader: Here it opens as ...
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How to adjust laptop screen colour

Hello I recently purchased a hp gaming laptop, I am ok with the way the laptop is except the screen colour which I would like to make it look like the current hp pavilion G6 am using. So in short I ...
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How to set a specific ppi to a 1-bit color-depth PNG image?

I am trying to set a specific resolution (PPI) to a PNG file, but I am always getting N/A value I if I convert it to JPG I lose the bit-depth that I want to preserve Notes Other PNG images without ...
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Illustrator scaling vs Photoshop, images aren't the same size

TL;DR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQK1BNNABx4&ab_channel=KrisClarke I'm trying to create a flyer, I usually create them in Illustrator but all of a sudden I realize Illustrator has been ...
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Wrong Figma scale on 4K monitor

I have a Win10 on 3840×2160 screen with 200% system scale. Working in Figma I have all the designs shown noticeably larger so I got original size at 90% zoom level. The same situation is in ...
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PNG is fuzzy when exporting in Ai Illistrator

I've got a question regarding exporting PNG files from Ai Illustrator as I'm having troubles getting sharp looking results. I'm preparing files for Society6 print-on-demand website and aiming to ...
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What should have in a Scalable logo?

I'm just having different ideas about the logo size. Some places say it must be 800×800 px and 72 dpi. What's the artboard size I choose first? What are resolutions I should use? What is the best DPI ...
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Adobe Illustrator, dpi, pixels and raster images

I now Ai is all about vectors. So, resolution is not much of an issue, most of the time. Therefore most answers I read about this always consider the vector part but not so much what to do when high ...
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Help me translate what the printing shop is telling me

I sent an email to ask a few questions to a printing shop about some gaming cards I want to print but I'm not sure I understood the answers they gave me. When I asked them, according to their ...
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Do I have enough DPI and size(width x height) to guarantee clear and sharp text on my poster (16'x24')?

I am trying to create a poster for myself and order through Redbubble (rural place, no good print shops nearby). I want to make sure the file resolution will allow for clear and sharp text. I don't ...
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best resolution for print and web

If I am creating some 18 x24 posters in illustrator that will be printed and would also be viewed on a web site what would the best resolution be??
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which artwork dimension to use for mobile app design

I am designing app for ios and android in photoshop. I know I must export graphics to 3@, 2@, 1@ for ios and mdpi, hdpi, xhdpi, xxhdpi, xxxhdpi for android. But I do not know, what size of artwork ...
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Editing Photos for Experiment

I have very little experience with images so please bare with me. I need to create 3 different levels of image resolutions for an experiment (i.e low (kind of fuzzy looking), medium, high (original ...
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Photoshop setting up wrong DPI and size when opening AI file

When I try to open AI file using Photoshop, it shows me wrong image size and DPI. Original AI file data: CMYK 300 DPI Artboard size: 1134 x 1418 px Whe I open file using Photoshop, it shows me next ...
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Affinity Designer: What's needed to make individual hairs look more natural?

I'm using the pencil tool to draw individual hairs. I changed the pressure to give them a smoother appearance. However, the start of the hair still looks rough (see picture below). It looks too ...
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bad resolution of illustrator file in after effect

I've created an illustrator file then import it in after effect, but when import it i got bad resolution How can get good resolution :( Thanks
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Screen cap in Chrome measures bigger in Axure, why?

I'm putting together guidelines of graphic dimensions for our website. The sizes need to be exact. However, I noticed that there is a discrepancy between a shape in the browser, v.s. Axure. For ...
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PDF Looses Saturation when Exported at a Lower Resolution

I exported my PDF with images from Illustrator, but the file was too large (around 35 MB), so I exported it with the PDF/X-1a:2001 setting to lower the resolution. The file was smaller as I wanted, ...
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How can I resize Pixelart so that every pixel mentains its correct width and height

As example, this example here. Every pixel is taking a 5x5 grid. The selected image in there is 75x75 pixels tall. Now what I did is that I took the 100% and changed it to 80%, 60% and so on, which ...
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Best canvas resolution when drawing in Krita (not for printing)

Introduction to the problem I just started graphic design and the first program I used was Inkscape for vector graphics. In Inkscape, when you are working within a project, you can zoom all you want ...
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Why does modern low-res art seem to look better than retro low-res art?

N.B: I previously used the term "pixel art", which I took to mean "modern, intentionally low-resolution art," though that's an inaccurate definition, so I edit the title It seems to me that modern ...
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What is difference between overprint, pass, resolution, PPI and DPI in design printing? [duplicate]

I have read through many resources but I still don't understand what are the difference between them. Can anyone give good examples that is able for me to imagine the different and explain what is ...
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what is the resolution setting mean in adobe photoshop?

if I already have a height and width of 1920 1080 then what is the setting that says Resolution "72" used for? I have not used adobe-photoshop in forever and I am just getting back into it. so sorry ...
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Is there a way to create this particular "Pixel Smoothing" Effect in Paint.NET or any other program/site?

So, a while back I was looking for ways to improve the textures of a particular game, and I came across a Pixel Smoothing algorithm for the game Terraria. I particularly had an interest in using this ...
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How to change the image DPI in Gimp or Photoshop?

As said in the title. My customer request 300 dpi, how to change it in GimP or photoshop? Thanks
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Photoshop CS5 Wrongly Shrinks Image Size on Place

At work we use Photoshop CS5. Old, I know, but that's what I have to work with. I'm on Windows 10. Recently, when I place certain images Photoshop is automatically shrinking the image dimensions to ...
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How to convert a Keynote file and preserve resolution of the images?

I have a situation where we start with Keynote files, must convert them to Powerpoint and then back into Keynote before I can work with them. The extra Powerpoint step is 100% necessary. The files ...
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Mix Blackwhite and Colored Photo

I have a set of images which I need to "merge" in After Effects (or any other programm which supports batch image processing): One image is a high-resolution black-white image, the other one is a ...
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Is Photoshop in use for print posters with high quality of text objects?

When creating a poster in Photoshop with 300 dpi settings and export to high res PDF, text do not look crisp enough (after rasterizing text objects). Will it look good after print? Or should text ...
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Can someone explain me the concept of image resolution in photoshop in relation to indesign and illustrator?

My file has resolution of 150 ppi, i duplicate that file and made another one of resolution of 300 ppi, with resample checkbox turned off. As a consequence of that, pixels from both images haven't ...
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Equalize resolution between two images

I have two images with different size and resolution. I need to do a cognitive experiment so is mandatory that different images are as much equal as possible. Is there any method to reduce the quality ...
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Change SVG-file resolution (DPI) with Inkscape/Illustrator/script... efficiently!

Is it possible to simply open a SVG and save it with different DPI? Since Illustrator exports with 72 dpi and Inkscape "imports" with 96 dpi, my artworks are rescaled. As I rescale documents manually ...
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Which is a better print resolution 2400 x 2400 DPI or 1200 X 4800 DPI

What is the difference in print resolution 2400 X 2400 DPI and 1200 X 4800 DPI. Is on better than the other if so how do you measure it
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How to determine the size of a picture for a website?

I recently started building WordPress websites and I am a little puzzled when it comes to dimensions of photos/banners etc. I am currently working on a template which has a huge photo at the top of ...
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Should I create a button image in high resolution if the product needs to be low resolution?

Should a mobile game button (say 72x72 pixels round one) be created in these exact dimensions or create it in a larger resolution and export a low resolution file? I think working with a larger one is ...
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Photoshop's "print size" is still not accurate despite changed settings (Photoshop won't use decimals?)

Lengthy story here but in short, I followed some tutorials saying that to get an accurate size of your file in Photoshop when using the "print size" option, you divide your screen's current pixel size ...
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why have odd numbers of logical pixels in an inch, such as ppi of 96?

I was just looking up the definition of pixel coordinates for the flutter framework. You specify sizes in logical pixels. There are 96 logical pixels in an inch, which translates to roughly 38 pixels ...
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Designing @1x in XD(vector software) is the same as designing @3x in Photoshop (raster software)?

Hello I'm UI/UX designer so pixels and dpi is regular stuff for me so before few times ago I was used to designing in @3x in Photoshop (1080*1920) with dpi of 326 since designing @1x in Photoshop is ...
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Sharpness and contrast at small resolution pictures

Ok, so maybe this has nothing to do with Adobe Illustrator or design, maybe problem is with WordPress I don't know... But, I created a logo with Adobe Illustrator, and it looks great. Artboard and ...
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Text in Graphic when typed in looks different in different computers?

I don't understand why this occurs. I have to go to my old laptop to enter text into Mspaint so that it looks good. Below is a graphic I insert into my medium.com articles. Note the smooth text. Now ...
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