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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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 do I get a point value using pixels and pixel density?

I'm designing a project in Filemaker Pro (FMP). When designing my layout I can select "point" values for my custom screen sizing. I have no idea how to get these values. I have a Google Pixel 3 XL ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I use free transform to rotate an picture while keeping resolution

I'm trying to rotate several images of artwork without losing resolution for some banner artwork. Every time I save the image after using free transform to rotate it's a bigger file size but the ...
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What's the technical term for unintentional image pixelation due to insufficient resolution?

I'm writing to someone to say something along the lines of: "May I see that image in a higher resolution; there is some important text and/or finer details that are unintentionally pixelated/obscured ...
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High Resolution Images

Is it at all possible to turn a low res image of 3" x 5" inches to a high res image of 32" x 81" inches?
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Clarifying text in low resolution image

I am desperately keen to be able to read the text in the attached image, in particular the description below the picture of each watch. I have tried but failed using GIMP. Does anyone have any ...
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Resolution issues while exporting for DRIBBBLE

I am new to Dribbble and it's really cool place for designers but i'm facing problem in resolution and dimensions for Dribbble shots. I've a habit of exporting vector work at 300ppi jpg/png. As per ...
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Maintaining pixel size when saving tiffs

I have a tiff with a pixel/cell size of (x,y) 0.6,0.6 (it's a satellite image at 0.6m resolution). When I save this in photoshop, the pixel/cell size changes? Initial Cell size (x,y) = (0.6, 0.6) ...
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When saving Ai file as Jpeg it gets blurry [duplicate]

When I save my .ai file as Jpeg by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S and it gets blurry. No matter how high or low I set in presets. Why? Help!!
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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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Is it possible for me to get an interactive PDF with high resolution images, yet a small file size? I'm talking under 5mb

I am trying to create a digital portfolio of my work that I can email to employers. I want the images to be high resolution so my work is not viewed blurry and you can see some of the details in the ...

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