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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Is it possible to resize images without losing resolution by breaking the image into it's component colours and scaling them instead of the raw image

Lately, I've been trying to increase the quality of some of my images. I discovered rather quickly however that you can't fundamentally improve the quality of an image and that this was a common issue ...
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Using a 72 ppi image in a 300 ppi print ad

I'm designing an ad for print in Illustrator. It is set to 300 ppi. I was given a bunch of logos to put in it. One of the logos I have been given is a 72 ppi PNG file. It is much larger than I need ...
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Illustrator Exporting REALLY small 300 dpi PNGs

I keep trying to export 300dpi PNGs from Illustrator, on a 1500x1500 px artboard, and they keep turning out really small and pixelated, not big, beautiful, and vector-like as usual! Help!
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How can I use software and printer technology to get the smallest possible resolution for my printouts?

I am making something that is supposed to function like a miniature projection slide. So I want to print some black figures (mostly lines and circular dots) with very small dimensions (0.3 mm and ...
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Should I upload 1 file or 3?

I just discovered digital prints on etsy about a month ago and I've been scrambling for the last 3 weeks to learn everything i can about PPI/DPI, Resizing images, GIMP, pixel wxh, file formats, ...
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Changing resolution with and without resampling

I realize that there are a lot of questions like mine and I read them all, but something is fighting in my head trying to find the connection between the written answers and my actual photoshop's ...
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Adobe Illustrator: how to save at 600 dpi for print

I am learning AI now and one of the requirements for a project is it must be submitted as 600dpi in order to be printed. Can I accomplish this with Adobe Illustrator? If so how can it be saved as ...
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Understand resolution inconsistency between Windows 7 and PDF readers

I'm trying to understand how to deal with what I think is a rather confusing inconcistency between the system resolution PPI of Windows and what is the PDF reader settings, in this case I'll speak ...
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Making the most of 72 dpi images [closed]

I am working with a client who has sent me images taken with cell phones, most of them at 72 dpi, and wants them enlarged for a full-scale 24" x 60" print to canvas. The printer is telling me even ...
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export document as a JPEG on Illustrator with very high quality for typography print

I'm no genius at all of this mumbo- jumbo as you can probably already tell. Basically I need to save an a3 size poster off Illustrator but it's not giving me a very good quality image (I'm trying to ...
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Pixelated png images

I'm in the process of building my first wordpress website. So far I have uploaded most of my logos etc as .svg files and everything seems to be working great. However at the moment I'm working on my ...
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T-Shirt print resolution

I made some designs for T-Shirts and I want to print them. I want to know what's the best printing resolution for the best quality And what's the ideal type of printers should I use if I want to ...
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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 export JPGs at different sizes without losing image quality?

It's always a painful process for me to save an artwork from Photoshop and Illustrator for the Web to 25 or even 50 kb with adequate quality, even if there are not that many graphic details. Also, it ...
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How much can I scale a photo before the quality will degrade [duplicate]

I'm thinking of purchasing a photo on iStock to make a poster size print. I'm pretty familiar with resolution and how it works, but before forking out the money and ending up with a print that might ...
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What is the best way to resize/enlarge images for high res printing?

This link is the ONLY one i can find that specifically says to never use resampling in photoshop and to print at best quality and scan that back in. I have never seen this method used ever and i was ...
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Does resolution matter even for vectors?

In InDesign, I used the preflight panel to mark pics with resolution lesser than 300dpi to light up as errors. In the process, it also selected some vectors. Does it mean that vectors' resolution ...
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Gimp: web preview is blurry

I'm scanning black and white drawings onto my computer and cleaning them up with GIMP so they are all crisp and clean but (after resizing them for the web -roughly 1000 pixels and 75dpi) they appear ...
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300 dpi photo enlarged to 44 foot banner? [duplicate]

If I purchase a scenic photo from Shutterstock that says 5586px x 3724px, and 18.6" x 12.4" @ 300 dpi, can this photo be enlarged to a huge 40ft x 6ft banner without appearing extremely pixelated? ...
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What pixel dimensions should a logo on business card be?

What should the dimensions of a logo on a business card be? I'm grabbing a free logo and the card company is asking how many pixels I want the logo to be when I download the logo and I don't really ...
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What is going on with scale on Inkscape?

I am using Inkscape 0.92 and I am trying to make a 1:1 size image of a physical part. The measurements of the part are 9.875 inches wide, by 6.875 inches high. However, when I zoom to a 1:1 and hole ...
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Can I use 72 dpi images in stand-up banner for print? [duplicate]

Will it be appropriate printed quality if use images at original size with resolution 72 dpi in banner 80 cm x 200 cm?
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Optical Resolution vs. Print Quality When Scanning Art for Traditional Offset Printing

I'm new to this side of things - a writer who's venturing into self publishing. My illustrator, also a newbie, will be providing me the original artwork, but I need to figure out how best to achieve a ...
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Can I reduce DPI but keep the size?

I have a lot of images in 300 dpi that I'm gonna use in the print version of a book. I want these same images in 72 dpi to be used in the digital version. How can I reduce the DPI without changing the ...
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Illustrator: fuzzy looking icons when exporting to PNG

I have a vector file which contains many objects. One of them is attached below. The top is original, crystal clear/pixel perfect. But I want lower size (dimensions not by filesize). Original images ...
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How to ensure that graphics from Photoshop imported to InDesign have an excellent resolution after printing?

I'm new to Adobe Software. I'm wondering how I can ensure that graphics from Photoshop implemented to InDesign do have an excellent resolution after printing? The problem is that the graphics are ...
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Need program to design a printable poster

I'm trying to design a printable poster about wine infographics. I need a program that I can design this poster for print, about 18X24 inches size. Basically, I need to be able to add text and ...
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Setting up working files for 18/1 large format print

A client asked me to design a bill in a huge format. The printing company sent me a data sheet with the following information: Format: 18/1 (split in 4) End-scale: 3560mm x 2520mm Data-scale: 594mm ...
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I'm designing and printing an image with some text at 450cm x 250cm for a exhibition backdrop. What resolution is needed? [duplicate]

Will a shutterstock image work for this or do I need a better quality image? This is shutterstock info: Large | 10297 px x 3433 px | 87.2cm x 29.1cm @ 300 dpi Is my calculation correct: DPI will ...
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Creating a banner with InDesign at scale or actual size

I am about to create a banner with InDesign and was wondering which size I should chose to do it. The printed banner would be 33 inches by 79 inches, but I was wondering if I should scale it down when ...
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How important is it to use the correct resolution?

When working on a project, its obviously important to use the right resolution. My question is, how important is it to use the right one? For example, why can't you always use a high PPI for all ...
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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 do I divide one inch in points to get ¼ inch?

I want to resize an Image for printing at 300 resolution in Photoshop, to 2 1/4 inches × 2 1/4 inches (square) In the document size dialog box. How do I enter the correct numbers to get the ...
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What Resolution Do I need for A Massive Company Sign in Photoshop? [duplicate]

I'm making a flat company sign for outside our building and the sizes are: Left Sign: (Width) 8.0 Meters x 0.850M (Length) Right Sign: (Width) 7.0 Meters x 0.850M (Length) I have 2 questions. What ...
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Are pixels in Photoshop logical or physical?

When I open an image then I can see it's size details from Image > Image Size..., it shows me: The image has 600px = 8.33in width with resolution 72dpi. Now when I open this image in a browser it ...
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How to resize a picture [duplicate]

I have a graphic for my company & I need it to be made larger so that the sign company can grow the image without loosing quality. How do I do that? I downloaded Alien Skin Software because I ...
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How to reduce resolution but maintain quality?

I have 3 high resolution images, 1920x1080 each. Is there a way I can combine them side by side and reduce the resolution to 1280x720 but also maintain it's quality? This is one of the images: The ...
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Is it possible to export images from my PSD with a higher resolution?

I made a 1920 x 8000px PSD file with lots of great pictures, logos and text. Our programmer now need the pictures I used as single JPGs with a minimum width of 1170 px so the pictures are content ...
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Changing resolution doesn't affect image size in Photoshop

I am trying to change resolution in Photoshop but no changes appear. No change to size. For example I set resolution to 300 or even 1 but the size remains as before. It worked well before. Is there an ...
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How to interpret these PPI numbers in Illustrator?

Illustrator gives me the resolution of 33x74 PPI - I'm used to seeing 300DPI, or something similar where it only displays one number. What's up with this 'a x b' PPI reading? How should I interpret ...
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Stock, Ink and Bindery [closed]

my apology. I was searching on the following info, appreciate if you can help. I have some info but need to get additional for my project. Thanks everyone. :D Describe how paper/stock affects the ...
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Rounded rectangle with non-square pixel aspect ratio

I am making UI graphics for a screen with non-square pixels. To be exact, the horizontal distance between pixel centers is larger than the vertical distance. If I draw a circle in Photoshop and ...
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Use a specific resolution in illustrator for a given size in inches

I have a document in Illustrator CS6. When I created the document, I used the size of 72" x 40.5". However when I switch from inches to pixels as the size, it gives me a size in pixels of of 5184 x ...
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The amount of Pixels required for a 5x2,5m billboard

I as an amateur have been asked to supply a file size of above 12MB for a 5x2,5m billboard, Firstly I have a Canon 600D that I believe has a max file size of about 6,4MB and 2ndly how does one achieve ...
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Artwork size - downsampling

While having done a lot of research and having a relative grasp on resolution and pixels, I am still very confused on the approach to take for downsampling my document. Basically I have a client who ...
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Bad pic quality from Photoshop export on my Website

Despite that the fact that I saved it with a resolution enough to be double as big. The curve here has an awful quality with white resins. Only slightly visible here, but how can I change that??
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What is the resolution of two horizontally joined pictures?

I want to get a confirmation of what the final resolution should be after joining two pictures horizontally. I have two pictures A and B which have resolutions 100x100 and 100x100, respectively, for ...
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What is the best tool to make big screen size of document? high resolution document?

I'd like to make huge scale of document. for example multi depth of mind-map, software full stack diagram, and flow of full logic. I have tried using Powerpoint, Excel, One-note, Prezi,... There are ...
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Is a DOT comprised of many PIXELS?

I', trying to understand difference between DPI and PPI. I learned that a DOT is the smallest physical entity a device can show or printer can print and a DOT may consists of R,G,B elements. A ...
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Poor Image Quality/Best way to save [closed]

please i have been designing on photoshop for a while my designs looks good but the quality is really bad although i use the usual 300/72 px, the images and texts looks blurry, i dont even understand ...