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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the proper sizing/image/resolution or whatever for shooting artwork for submission? [duplicate]

I create colored pencil art and I'm very confused about the whole thing of resolution: A professional print provider is doing the photo shoot of my artwork, and I was just handed an image that is 72 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to optimize my pictograms for Retina screens?

Surprise when I saved my pictograms for the Web (from Illustrator): They are strictly not as clean as expected => totally blurred. Here's an example from my Retina smartphone: And the initial .ai ...
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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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Why does an A4 canvas look larger on the screen at a higher resolution?

In Photoshop (and some other drawing programs), when setting the canvas size in mm or inches for printing intent, the canvas appears larger on the screen at a higher resolution. A4 @ 300 ppi appears ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is a 100x100 px image with 100 ppi equal to a 71x71 px with 50ppi?

This should be obvious but the content out there on the web is confusing. I'm trying to understand the role ppi plays when saving an image. So if I have an image with rows of 1000 pixels, is it the ...
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How can I enlarge a small photo with very high resolution to a big photo with less resolution?

How can I enlarge a small photo with very high resolution to a big photo with less resolution? Original size is 12.7 width by 7.2 height at 1550 dpi. I want to convert it to 62cm width by 182 cm ...
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Does creating a vector graphic on a specific screen resolution affect the output quality on higher resolution screens?

I'm creating my first game using the Unity game engine. I plan to target 1920x1080px; but my laptop resolution is 1366x768px. If I create the vector image on my 1366x786px screen, will the output be ...
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How can I make my icons smaller in file size?

I have designed an icon (using the Mac app Sketch). They are 24x24 pixels and their size is 3 Kb. But I've seen icons with the same resolution and size between 300-400 bytes. Why is this, and how can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Export Resolution in Adobe Illustrator

I've mainly used Photoshop before and only just picked up Illustrator a few days ago. Anyway, I used Illustrator to create lots of images (with transparent backgrounds) of different letters, each one ...
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How will Apple's new Retina Display affect screencaps?

Will the resolution or the aspect ratio be different if I take a 500x500px screen-capture or screencap when I am using a Retina Display compared to a standard HD screen?
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Best resolution for a 2x2m design in Photoshop ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What PPI should a large format artwork for print be done at? I am required to create a 2x2m design that will be printed. I'm using Adobe Photoshop CS5. What is the best width,...
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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 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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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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Print resolution when Photoshop shows pixels per inch not dpi [duplicate]

I am about to send some sketches which I have scanned and and tidied up in Photoshop. My scans were 300dpi at the scanner. I've checked by docs and they all say 300 pixels per inch. Here's an ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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?