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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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How can I scale my image resolution to a different size in Krita?

In Microsoft Paint, I can simply press Ctrl+W to bring up the "Resize and Skew" popup to increase the resolution of my image. This is how that window looks in Microsoft Paint: How can I do ...
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How to get best result when scanning gold text on a black background

Can anyone suggest best scanner resolution, e.g. .dpi, colour or black and white, output file type, and so on, to effectively scan gold text on a black background? I am using a standard HP scanner and ...
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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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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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What resolution should a large format artwork for print be?

For wall-sized graphics and large banners (e.g. 3m × 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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Invision's Craft doesn't place high definition images in Sketch

I'm using Sketch and Invision's "Craft" plugin. If I want to place an image as a fill inside a rectangle I use Craft (which takes the images from Unsplash). My issue is that these images are being ...
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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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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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Choosing image size based on the size in cm

I need to search images which are suitable to be printed on a photographic paper whose size are 220 cm x 53 cm (length x height). How can I choose the image size? If I use for example the Google's ...
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Non-uniform pixel distribution; two resolutions in one file in GIMP

Is there a way to achieve with GIMP to have two resolutions in one file? Say that I want a small area (filled rectangle below) inside a less sharp file. By this I mean, if I zoom really into the ...
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*.png file seems to increase in filesize without any change

I have to save my images as png-8, 300ppp, with Photoshop CS6 and always works good. But today, the same image yesterday was 250kb, today is 1.1MB, without making any change. Can somebody help me, ...
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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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InDesign PDF Export: Drop Shadow Effects are 200 DPI Low-Res

Using Adobe InDesign, I create a new document, draw a rectangle, and apply a drop shadow. Then I export the document as an Acrobat 6 PDF with "Create Acrobat Layers" enabled. The drop shadow effect is ...
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Why two images of similar size (width and height) have different dimensions in the viewer

I have image1 and image2. Image1 is screenshot from the display 3800x1900 with a device scale factor 2.25. The second image2 is a screenshot from the display 1800x900 with a device scale factor 1. ...
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Defining a resolution in Indesign XML Import for an image

I import an xml file into InDesign. It contains images. <Image href="file:///path/to/file.jpg"></Image> This will load the image into the document, but it will be import with 72px/inch (...
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Aspect Ratio Fitting for TV Screen

I am currently working on a project that requires me to put together an image to be presented on a TV screen. My assumption is that the TV screen size and resolution shouldn't matter as long as I ...
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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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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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Check dpi of png file

I am requested to provide an image file that should be supplied at 300 dpi resolution for .jpeg and .tiff or as .png files. I already have a png file here. When I check "file" in cmd I got: Figure ...
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Pixel art from "classic" adventure games: 320x200 or 320x240?

I want to draw pixel art that should look like it is a scene from one of the LucasArts adventure games released around 1990-1995 (e.g., The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2). Most games ...
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Placed PNG is grainy (display and export), no scaling applied, original PNG is fine (300 PPI, 5000 x 5000 pixels)

I'm fairly new to graphic design so there might be some basic vocab misunderstanding around resolution and pixels but I haven't been able to problem solve this: PNG created in Procreate on a 5000 x ...
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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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How to see DPI of image in Illustrator - Illustrator CC

Is there a way to see the DPI of an image you hae opened in illustrator? I have an image open but it doesn't show in the document info window any resolution Also checked linked and it shows the PPI ...
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Why does image size decrease when decreasing DPI (resolution) in Photoshop

I've always known the DPI (or PPI) value and the image size to have an inverse relationship, as the name implies. For instance, if I have a 500px wide image at 144 DPI, changing it to 72 DPI will ...
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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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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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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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Illustrator: EMF export loses precision

I want to include a publication quality vector graphic in MS word. EMF seems to be the only vector format which word handles without massive issues. Therefore I am exporting a figure from Illustrator ...
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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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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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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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Illustrations showing up pixelated in Indesign despite huge resolution

Illustrations I create in Procreate show up pixelated at edges despite high resolution when I place them in Indesign. I'm working on illustrating books for print. It's my first time working on a ...
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InDesign export to px size and high res

I have seen you advise on exporting to a pixel size from InDesign by using the 72ppi to get the actual pixel size; however I also end up getting a poor quality resolution. How can I both get the ...
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Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign - placed image different dimensions and resolution

The same problem over and over again - why do images placed in Id/Ai show different size than in PS? I've made image in PS of about 2000x1500 pixels at 300 PPI. Then made Ai document of 2500x1600 ...
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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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What resolutions are standard for digital device wallpaper designs?

What seems to be the most popular resolution that wallpaper comes in for desktop wallpaper? I am a digital artist so I want people to download my wallpaper. What resolution should I offer it in to ...
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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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Can I have layers with different pixel resolution in Photoshop?

I use Photoshop for pixel art. When I have a reference photo, I'd like to be able to use that image as the background and start drawing my pixel art on a layer on top of it. The thing is, the best ...
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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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How do I combine PNGs into a PDF without losing quality?

I have a few hundred high-res PNGs I'd like to combine into a 200+ page PDF using only lossless compression on the images that are becoming the pages of the PDF. But when using Adobe Acrobat's '...
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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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Images blurring after placing in a Photoshop template

I created a new file in Photoshop. This file will serve as a template for my Facebook posts. I then opened an image in Photoshop (size - 377KB; 1024x683). This image is quite sharp & clear as it ...
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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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Is it mandatory to keep images at 72 dpi for web design?

I have been designing web banners for more than a year but never considered the DPI. I was using the default 72 dpi, but now I want to know is it necessary to create web designs in 72 dpi? What if we ...
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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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