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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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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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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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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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What resolution should a large format artwork for print be?

For wall-sized graphics and large banners (e.g 3m x 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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How do I determine what the image file format and resolution should be when scanning?

I was recently asked for help with digitizing a large set of photographs - tens of thousands of the things, that need to be digitized so they can be sent to book publishers and possibly other types of ...
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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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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 can I find the resolution of a smart object in Photoshop, considering scaling and not just original resolution?

I'm working on a photomontage using smart objects and am wondering if there is an easy way to keep track of their resolution? I normally work in InDesign and find myself really missing my customized ...
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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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How to keep the resolution of an image when scaling it in Gimp

I want to copy and paste one picture into another one using Gimp. I have a picture with 200x200 pixels and 72dpi. The 72dpi are not enough to print the image in the size specified in its header. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to Force HP LaserJet Color M475 Printer to Print at Lower Than 600 DPI

I am printing stereograms (like in those Magic Eye books you've likely seen). I can generate them at DPIs ranging from 30 DPI to 300 DPI. My HP LaserJet Color M475 printer insists on printing them ...
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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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How to do I keep the quality of an image while reducing its size and also the file size?

I have a high resolution image (TIFF) that I need to fit in a 320 x 440 px asset for the web (preferably JPEG). The high resolution image is usually a photograph and can sometimes have a logo burned ...
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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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Illustrator eps for tshirt printing

I want to export an Illustrator file into a high res EPS file format so I can supply the image with a transparent background. It says my document requires flattening. It's a vector image. How do I do ...
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Resolution Photo for 2m by 3m advertisment [duplicate]

I want to place a board on the side of the road where people are about 5/10 meters away when viewing. The board is going to be 2 meters by 3 meters. I was wondering which resolution photo do I ...
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How does size work with PNG-8 and PNG-24 images?

I am desperately trying to save a psd file as a high res png. I found some relevant setting when I click Save for Web in photoshop but then I got confused about size vs resolution. I found this ...
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Is there a suggested width for website images on the new 4K and retinal monitors?

Is there a suggested optimal width for web images on the new 4K monitors? Someone who's redesigning the site for the company I work for claims that the 770 pixel width images that are in the content ...
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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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Why @2x Mockups

Just for my own curiosity, why is it becoming a trend to create "@2x" mockups in photoshop? Other than creating larger native file-sizes, what's the difference between a 360ppi mock vs a 72ppi mock (...
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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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How to fix resolution on a pasted image?

I'm using Gimp 2.10 and when I paste an image over another image and transform it, the clarity of the pasted image decreases dramatically. I'm completely new to all of this and am learning as I go. ...
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Adjusting pixel density to compensate for a smaller image

I'm trying to increase the pixel density of an image so that when I shrink it, the image will keep the same resolution, except the pixels themselves are smaller. Its current dimensions are 1024x512 ...
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Automatically reduce (remove some) nodes to smooth an SVG [duplicate]

I have an SVG image that consists of thousands of nodes. How can I use Inkscape to automatically reduce the number of nodes while keeping the overall shape? An example image is Fist.svg, with a small ...
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How can we talk about the “resolution” of a JPEG file?

A JPEG is characterised with three parameters: width (pixel), height (pixel) and bit depth (bits per pixel). And resolution is a characteristic for output devices, e.g., monitors or printers. Why? ...
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Using “vector-like” raster images in PDF documents

I'm in the process of producing QR-codes for use on product packaging. The codes are generated in batch and the resulting files are typically 25x25 px PNG files. Of course, such a small image would ...
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How do I keep high resolution pics when posting screenshots to a piece of paper to keep it from getting blurry when printed?

I am making a cheat sheet with a bunch of equations and notes on them. I essentially take screenshots of the notes on my computer, and then paste them to a word document, and then resize them to make ...
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Creating a Brand Book - Resolution difference between Retina/non Retina

I am currently working on a brand book in Illustrator for a client and I have issues with the sizes (font size, resolution, etc.). What document settings do I have to use on my retina Macbook to make ...
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How would you print extremely small words (microprinting)

The Problem: I am working on a project and I wanted to add super fine print (words and graphics). When I say small I am not referring to 7pt type at 300dpi business card small. I am referring to ...
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JPEG using illustrator [closed]

Does the quality of JPEG pictures changed when cropped in any app editting pics? and *what can I do to have a high resolution JPEG pics and unchangale (vector) format?, because as i know that using ...
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Confused about Illustrator seeming to have a working resolution

I'm currently trying to export my project as a PNG. I had it set to export based on the artboard, which is currently sized to my desired dimensions. However, after I set it to export as a 300ppi PNG,...
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How to retain raster image integrity at smaller sizes, with Adobe Illustrator?

Whenever I export my assets/artboards in PNG format, the actual output (the PNG file) is noticeably pixelated. I don't expect it to be scalable in the same way as an SVG or PDF, but I did expect it to ...
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Indesign: links went blurry. Not a Display Performance issue

Everything was fine in my indesign project and i sent it home from my desktop at work so i can work on it at home from my laptop. All my Jpgs went blurry! these are huge images that i downloaded from ...
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Sizing a 24.5“ x 16.4” 300 dpi photo to Large Format [duplicate]

I have a 24.5" x 16.4" 300 dpi stock photo. I am looking to use the photo as a 10-foot wide backdrop for a tradeshow booth (10' x 10'). The viewing distance would be from 20 feet and under. The vendor ...
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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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How to export Illustrator files as PDFs so that Illustrator's pixel measurements match the pixels in the exported file?

The gray navbar shown in the Illustrator file below is 70 pixels high, in Illustrator: However when exported as a PDF, viewed at 100% size, it becomes 108 pixels high: How can I export it as a PDF (...
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In House Print Resolution [closed]

What is the standard setting for low, med and high print resolution when exporting (under Compression menu) a PDF file from InDesign at an in-house studio?
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Designing a backdrop for a projector [duplicate]

The width of the backdrop is 20 ft. It will be projected onto a wall. What size should the photoshop dimensions and the resolution be? This is not going to be a print file, it is going to be displayed ...
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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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Billboard Designing: Why design at higher resolution instead of the actual, lower print resolution?

Perhaps I haven't understood the concept of the "Scaling Workflow" and hence my confusion ... I checked out most of the Q&A for designing large format images on Photoshop (like for huge ...