Understanding resolution and scaling


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Understanding resolution and scaling

Let's take a look at how the Links panel can help us identify the resolution of images and prevent any output issues before they happen. I'm going to open up my Links panel, and in there I went ahead and I added the scaling of it. To do that, I went under panel Options and I clicked on Scale. What that allows me to do is look at the different images with not only the resolution, but also how much they've been scaled. Now we never want the resolution to be less than 200 pixels per inch. So when I scale an image down, that's fine if it has high enough resolution to begin with.

But if I want to scale an image to a higher resolution, I have to make sure it never drops below 200 pixels per inch. Now, this is with Photoshop files typically. But you can also have scaling issues with Illustrator files. For example, I have an Illustrator file here that's been scaled 37%. Now, normally that would not be an output issue since Illustrator files are resolution-independent. But you ...

Understanding resolution and scaling
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Understanding resolution and scaling provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by James Wamser as part of the InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelines

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