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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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 ...
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How to set the export dimensions in Illustrator?

I have used illustrator for quite a while now and every time I export my vectors as png's, they export into the most ridiculous resolutions you would ever see. For example, I just exported a png about ...
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resolution of graphics to print [duplicate]

I design graphics and I have so many they clog my computer, and many too large for downloads in my shop when I use 300 resolution on photo shop. I design my graphics at 300 resolution. They are ...
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Making cut-paper art digitally, does resolution of shapes need to match?

First, I'm curious if there's an official name for this. It's cut-paper art and it is collage, but those terms are much broader than what goes on here. However I know that this style of work, cutting ...
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What's the right hardware and Photoshop configuration for big size canvas with a lot levels?

with the new devices like iPad Pro I need to design UI with a lot of details and a lot of levels (also with smart object for a faster modifications) cause I need to have all on the same files, the ...
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Why does 1px equal 1pt in photoshop but not on the web? [duplicate]

Please explain why in Photoshop setting a font size to 16pt or 16px looks exactly the same size but if I do the same test on a web site, the font-sizes are VERY different. Example on the web Why ...
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Enlarging a Vector Image

I'm pretty new when it comes to working with Illustrator and Photoshop. Basically I've got a vectorized Illustrator file at 2838 x 893 and I want to scale that as large as I can. In Illutrator ...
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How do I get my web images to display consistently from laptop to desktop and vise versa?

To be clear: I am not looking for "save for web" answers. I am having a quality issue from laptop to desktop and I fear its my resolution settings—it's driving me nuts. I am creating vector images on ...
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Iphone photograph resolution suitable for 12" album cover?

I'm hoping to use an image taken with an iPhone camera for a 12" vinyl record cover. The image is an uncompressed TIFF, taken with the iPhone 5s 8mp camera at 3264×2448, using the 645 Pro app for an ...
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Sizes of images used as Logos on Websites

This might sound off-topic, but really this is the closest related StackExchange site I could find. I'm developing a site based on the Porto theme. The documentation is really nice, but this is left ...
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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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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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In which DPI resolution should I design an app in Photoshop?

I am currently doing an app design. Which DPI I should start work in? I have worked on a project in 72 dpi but I want to know if this is the best size to work in.
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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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How good is the quality of a 72dpi image in Illustrator when saved as 300dpi?

I have a project I'm creating in Adobe Illustrator where I've been bringing in raster images and doing a "High-Fidelity" image trace to make them scalable and easy to manipulate. I've had some photos ...
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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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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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Print resolutions and document size

I have been given the task of getting an artists vinyl cover etc ready for print. I have been supplied images by the photographer but they are at the following values: I am confused by the document ...
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What image dimensions to choose for mobile and desktop in 2015?

I am working on a portfolio website for a friend showcasing the work in a gallery with photoswipe.com. Just got the original photos delivered. They are between 70 and 100 mb and range from 2551x5124 ...
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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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If I need to create a large format poster @ 120 dpi can the image on the poster be @ 120 dpi as well? [duplicate]

If I need to create a large format poster that's supposed to be printed at 120 dpi can the image on the poster have an effective DPI of 120 dpi as well?
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Using lower res (72 dpi) image for basis of booklet cover [closed]

I know it is normally not practical to use a 72 dpi photo for a print publication. Still, there is a photo that we really want to use as the cover of an annual report. I know it doesn't need to be the ...
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What resolution to use for large aluminum print?

There seems to be a fair amount of controversy on this topic, however, I am planning on printing a 30x30" 3D design on aluminum, and I can't decide if 300 or 600dpi would work best. Or even higher. ...
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Inkscape, 300dpi image for printing, 2“x2” - export settings

It was requested of me to provide a 300dpi image for printing at a resolution of 2"x2". I have been scouring the forums and am more confused than ever. My image is easily scalable in Inkscape and will ...
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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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Resolution for a PSD document of 10x4 cm?

I need to print out a small tag of 10cm x 4cm (w x h) but I'm not sure what to put in the resolution. I set the width and height to 'centimeters' as measurement but not sure what to put as resolution. ...
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Using 72 dpi barcode on the package

The client has sent me barcode in 72 dpi (233x82 px, JPG file) The package design project in Illustrator is 300 dpi. I don't know if I place 72dpi barcode in it, would it print well enough to scan ...
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Want to print a menu but i started with low dimensions [duplicate]

I designed a menu for a pizza restaurant but it seems that the dimensions and dpi is low. These are the dimensions, could someone tell me if this is okay for printing or not. Dimensions: 595x842 ...
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Indesign - Resize Image to Specific PPI

If I paste/place a large image (72 ppi) into Indesign and want to scale it down to be equivalent to 300 ppi, is there a way to do that in just Indesign? I know I could figure out the scaling math, ...
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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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What is the size of a Weebo background image?

Just a quick question do any of you know what the correct resolution size is for a background image on the weebo(chineese twitter) web site ? here is a link if it helps :) http://www.weibo.com/...
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Selectively Optimizing the Background Image in PDF File

I am trying to create a PDF document that includes many images. All of them are on the foreground except one, which is a monochromatic background and spans the whole document area. I found that ...
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Why does Photoshop call ppi “resolution”?

There are some things in Photoshop's "new" dialog window that I find troubling: Assume an image of 1000 pixels by 1000 pixels. How can there be an input box for ppi? Ppi a property of the result of ...
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How to save a PNG with text in Illustrator so it displays clearly on web?

I've designed some badges for a new forum. In the mobile version I would like these to display the same size as the navigation icons. I know that if they are too detailed, detail will be lost once ...
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Workflow and tools recommendation for detailed large print and web project

I've seen lot of question on the topic of DPI size when doing large print jobs and some about the actual workflow. The problem is that I can't decide how to proceed in my situation: I have to design ...
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How can a print have a resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi?

While reading about the CANON PIXMA MG5150 printer (http://www.canon.de/printers/inkjet/pixma/pixma_mg5150/), there was a stated print resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi. How is this value meant here, ...
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At what size can I print a pixel image of an existing without losing quality, and can I use it for personal or resale purpose?

I have an image of Wang Ximeng's A Thousand Li Of Rivers And Mountains which currently resides in the forbidden palace in Beijing. I fell in love with this painting and searched high and low for a ...
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Quality-loss by resampling an image bigger? [duplicate]

If you have an image you want to make bigger(in realife-size for example for printing), I would use the crop tool of Photoshop with WxHxResolution, use centimeters/inches and then set my ppi. My ...
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Resizing a .tiff file for print on 3M x 4M canvas

I have a .tiff file of an image, it is 17815 x 12426 px and is landscape. I need to print it 3 x 4 metres portrait, it's for a wall vinyl or canvas. The resolution is 500dpi. So if I try to resize it ...
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How do I please use a given resolution to design under Photoshop? [closed]

I have never done an app interface design before. I got this freelance work where I have to design the visual interface for an app working under Windows. My client says his ultimate device would be ...
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What does it mean when you are asked to specify artwork scale?

So I am preparing a couple of small adverts and the specifications for the artwork ask that : "Please specify which scale ie. 10% 25% 50%, and as individual artworks ie. Panel A, Panel B etc..." So ...