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03-14-2007, 02:33 AM
ok, i want to take 4 photos, put them on a page, and then save the whole page as one big photo. i've tried to do it, but it seems like when i save the final result, it is not at full resolution. each of
the 4 images i'm using are around 2 megs each, but the final result only comes out to 800k which seems pretty small. when i tried to import the photo i made into another program to print it, the program gave me an error and said that the resolution wasn't high enough. any thoughts on how to keep the resolution of the images i'm importing?
03-14-2007, 04:15 AM
You posted in InD/Quark forum. Are you trying to do an export out of one of these programs? If so, 800k or so for a one page InD/Quark file sounds about right. Remember the InD or Quark file is only the framework file, the images are all separate and apart from the Quark/InD file (unless there is something new and flashy in InDesign CS I don't know about that makes it different from traditional press output programs).
Need full info on program(s) and process you are using before your question can be answered properly. Also give version numbers of programs, and are you PC or Mac?
<<but the final result only comes out to 800k which seems pretty small. when i tried to import the photo i made into another program to print i...>>
Are you trying to import a Quark or InD file into another program? To my knowledge this does not work. What program are you trying to import into, and what file type are you trying to import?
Quark/InD are designed for commercial press work, and there is no real composite image output from it unless you output to EPS or PDF.
03-14-2007, 06:18 PM
i am using indesign on the pc. when i'm finished making my page (with 4 photos on it), i am exporting it as a jpg. i was hoping that the new jpg would be of the same quality as the 4 originals were. but, when i try to import the new jpg into a different program (one that makes photo books), it flags it as being at too low of a resolution.
03-14-2007, 10:27 PM
What I found on a tech board:
<<JPG export does not retain size/resolution data or the app you are using to print does not respect any size/resolution data from that JPG file. JPG export from InDesign is not intended for normal printing.
If you need to export with size info, export as PDF.
If you want control over JPG output, take that PDF into Photoshop and save a JPG from there. >>
Whwn exporting the PDF, make sure you use highest quality settings, then open up in Photoshop, and make any resolution adjustments you need to make for your next work step.
When you place a graphic, its original file is not actually copied into a document. Instead, InDesign adds a screen-resolution version of the file to the layout, so that you can view and position the graphic, and creates a link, or file path, to the original file on disk. When you export or print a PDF or EPS file, InDesign uses the links to retrieve the original graphics, creating the final hi res output from the full resolution of the originals. The Jpeg export is just intended for quick proofing, not quality output.
03-15-2007, 04:57 PM
ahhhh. that explains it all. thanks so much for the help!!!
04-12-2007, 01:22 PM
The true way to get a high quality print is to set to print to file. option. Than you make a solid High Quality PDF profile in Acrobat Distiller. Than you Drag and drop the file that was printed to the actualy file. I forgot the extension it saves as. It saves it at insane quality=0 than bam straight to the print press.
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