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 to save an Illustrator document at a specific PPI and pixel size

In Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 I have designed an illustration with the instructed dimension of 300 × 400 pixels, but I have also been instructed to use 96 PPI instead of 72 PPI for web publishing of ...
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.eps good quality and fast-loading vector images

I am writing a paper using PDFLaTeX. In this paper I insert few .eps pictures I export from ArcMap. These images have been exported in format .eps with a dpi of 600. My problem is that when I build ...
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What should I scale my banner down to and at what resolution? [duplicate]

I am making a banner for my company at about 8 x 4.5 feet. I'm wondering what I should scale the format down to and what resolution it would require for the company to be able to scale it and print it ...
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Create Sprite of high resolution image

I have more than 250px high resolution flat icons. In the site we use those icons as width of 20px according to design template. I created sprite to reduce request. All icons looks blurry when I ...
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Screenshots from different computers/monitors have different dpi

Has anyone had this issue where they get screenshots from different sources, say two different computers/monitors - pull those screenshots into photoshop, only to find they are different in DPI and/or ...
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Photoshop canvas is too small at 72 PPI on a Retina screen

OK. Let me see if I can explain a problem I have in Photoshop. I'm working on designing a web site in Photoshop. My screen is a Retina display. Why is my canvas so small at 100% when at 72 PPI? Zoom ...
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DPI v Resolution [duplicate]

What is the metric of comparison for DPI and the resolution of an image? I'm rendering a PDF to multiple JPEGs with Automator, and I'm wondering what DPI would be best to use?
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What is pixel aspect ratio?

When starting a new file in Photoshop, one is given the choice of selecting many things, among them is "Pixel Aspect Ratio". What is this? What does it do? Do I get smoother lines if I choose ...
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Why do images show as 96 DPI in properties but 72 PPI in Photoshop?

I have an image that if I right click on and go to properties>details it tells me the resolution is 96 DPI. If I open the image in Photoshop, it gives me a PPI of 72. I'm wondering why they are ...
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What is a good font for low resolution, black and white screen?

I'm looking for a good font to use on a small display (lower than 200x200px). The screen is black and white only, so I can't use anti-aliasing. I use several font sizes (between 14px and 24px), lower ...
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How to setup a 16 x 12 foot Photoshop document [duplicate]

I have to layout a 16 x 12 ft (size of tarpaulin) document in Photoshop, but when I change the resolution to 300 it's too large and it takes time to render the layout. What should I do?
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Save as PDF in Photoshop: error and/or bad result

I've a problem exporting PSD files into PDF. DISCLAIMER: I rarely work with PDF and I'm probably doing a rookie mistake here. I have to print a 70x100cm BW poster so I created a new file 70x100 cm ...
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Why are the image 'Transform' size values different in Photoshop?

I have a background layer and am inserting a 512x512 image. I want to set the inserted image to 512 x 512. I use ctrl + t and make it 512x512 and apply the free transform. If I push ctrl + t again ...
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What's the main principle for app image sizes? (iOS) [closed]

This is sort of a newbie question, but I'm not a designer. In iOS, we can make universal apps (i.e. support both iphone & iPad). But when it comes to background images' sizes I have NO idea what'...
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Can just make or design the photo in 72dpi, and just change it to 300dpi later on? [duplicate]

:) I'm not a professional graphic designer or anything but I love making stuff on photoshop. I have a problem here with DPI & printing. I want to make a 24 " x 36" canvas for my friend's birthday ...
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What resolution images could I use for posters on the wall? [duplicate]

If I wanted to print an image found online and get a typical 27" x 40" sized poster what resolution image do I need? 4000 x 6000 or double that? I am confused over DPI and PPI.
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So I designed a logo in Illustrator using just text which I'm looking to have it printed, can it still be used as a vector [closed]

Basically, what the title says, I designed a logo in Illustrator which I'm planning to print as stickers using just text/fonts. Will I be able to export/save it as a vector and have it printed? My ...
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What size should an image be for printing a very large (10m x 2m) banner [duplicate]

I work as a graphic designer and until know I have worked only in vector. Now I have to do a very big banner like a landscape and I have to use a photo for this. What is an acceptable resolution for ...
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Resizing images for InDesign to 100% for printers

I've seen in the specs for POD printers that they want images to be scaled at 100%. If I take an image, and resize it down to 80% in InDesign, couldn't I just change the PPI to a higher value rather ...
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What causes pixelation, blurred graphics on a web banner?

in the attached image, you can see pixlelation/distortion mainly on the red and blue text and red boxes. What causes this and how can I fix it? Thanks
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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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Is there any way to check resolution of a portion of an image?

Essentially I am wanting to verify that once I get a final layout from my contractors, that all of the images they have used to create the design are of a high enough resolution. Just to make sure I ...
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Why two documents with same dimension but different resolution has different view size in photoshop?

please look at these pictures. i couldn't figure out, why this happens?
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Which resolution is best if I want to print a document? [duplicate]

I am in a project where I need to do several documents. I did this size for a test: A: 203x218cm, 300dpi B: 203x218cm, 72dpi C: 80x86cm, 300dpi I would like to know some opinion about my files. ...
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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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Why are the terms DPI and PPI so misunderstood?

It seems the terms DPI and PPI are misunderstood by more people than actually understand them. I'm not just talking about average Joe trying to print a holiday snap, I'm talking about graphic ...
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Photoshop: 300dpi document exports to PDF at 72dpi

I created a file in Photoshop with a resolution of 300dpi. However, my PDF keeps producing a file that consists of what is much smaller and more like a 72dpi image. I triple checked my resolution ...
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Want to print HQ one image as (9) 8.5 x 11 sheets

I have an image that has been sitting on my computer for a while. I want to cut this image into 9 smaller images, severed into 3 columns of 3 rows. I have tried using Easy Poster Printer, however the ...
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Exporting With 300ppi and Maintaining Art Board Size in Illustrator CC

When I start a new document, I input the size that I need for the final project. When I have been exporting my work, in 300 ppi, the final product ends up with dimensions far larger than my original ...
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Illustrator vs InDesign - missing image path, link edits, update

I use InDesign where your image is linked and you can click on it to edit in photoshop and see the resolution. I'm working with another graphic designers files ALL Illustrator files. Illustrator doesn'...
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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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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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Saving image files with maximum compatibility for different displays?

There's a website I'm working on where students can read their textbooks online, page by page using an implemented PDF viewer. But I've noticed that this doesn't look particularly great on different ...
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How to get a screenshot to print decently in a Powerpoint design?

The requirements I am creating a poster which needs to show screenshots of a web application we developed. There are following restrictions: It has to be designed with Powerpoint. That's non-...
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Where can I find a background image for a 11“ x 17” printed brochure? [closed]

Creating an 11x17 brochure and require background images. Where can I purchase images of suitable quality/size to use for this purpose?
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Resolution independence - Prepare Images & Icons for different densities and resolutions

I am quite confused in a way of designing interface elements (icons for example) for different resolutions and densities for Iphone apps for instance. I would be grateful to anybody who can put ...
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How can I ensure my photographic artwork is a high quality when printed

I make personalised story books for children. My books use a photo of the child's face inserted into the illustration to make them the main character in the story. When my customers send me the photo ...
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How can I upscale my low resolution to hi-res image [duplicate]

I have a low-res image would anybody explain to me the technique to make it high-res image? It would be really helpful if you could show me how can I improve the resolution, quality or bring out the ...
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Setting 100% zoom on low resolution image zooms way out

I am working on a low res image (artwork for a retro-style video game). In the "Image Size" dialog I have set the resolution to 21 pixels per inch, and the document size says its about 6"x6". However ...
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Designing a 3m flag banner for Australian charity

I work for a charity a few mornings a week and am designing a few flag banners for them (3m in height). I've found a supplier and received my PDF artwork template from them. I use Gimp as far as ...
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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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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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How to save a Facebook Banner so it is optimized for BOTH mobile and web?

I'm trying to add a new banner image to my Facebook page. It's the correct size of 851x315 and I have saved it in both JPEG and PNG, clocking in at 77Kb. The image looks fine on Desktop but when I ...
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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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What is the largest resolution image I can print at a store with a print center? [closed]

My company prints cheap posters relatively frequently for events we host and attend. Usually we print these posters at a Sams Club down the road from our offices. We have had a history of files ...
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Printing size for a bus design 1:1 100 dpi? [duplicate]

I don´t know anything about printing and have a huge question! My design is going on a bus (12 m x 1.13 m) and the printing company send me this instructions to follow: "resolution 1:1 scale 100 dpi (...
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Big clear sticker for shop front window - advice

Having a new job to do which is a big illustration, 1200mm X 2400mm high for a shop front window to be printed onto clear vinyl, a big sticker. The linework will be quite bold, eg 5 - 20mm thick, in ...
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Relevance of pixel per inch for a specific LCD say 640 x 480

I am having an LCD with a resolution of 640x480. What is the relevance of pixel per inch for an image to be used for developing a GUI in this LCD? This image is not going to be used in any other LCD's ...
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What are the best settings to design poster at 2.6m x 3.05m in Photoshop?

I have to design artwork to go on a sheet 3050mm wide by 2600mm high and placed on a building to be viewed at about 15-20 meters. The scene will be a living room with pictures of various furnitures ...
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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 ...