If you use the screen resolution, they're all going to look like the dog
was sick. John's recommendation for 160 DPI is about the minimum. If you're
going to print, or expect your users to print PDFs, I'd go 240 or 300 DPI.
You can always downsample; going up is more problematic.
If you're using Photoshop, which I think you are given your reference to
PSDs, set up an action to resize (if needed using the Save For Web option).
Also, look at Dr. Brown's Image Processor Pro, which will save out to
multiple formats, sizes and resolutions with one click.
AND -- IMPORTANT -- make sure you turn off downsampling graphics when you
create PDFs, or you'll be looking at the same problem again -- grainy fuzzy
jpgs in the PDF.
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On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 5:30 PM, Tim Pann <tp...@telecomsys.com> wrote:
> OK this is very interesting. I was under the assumption that you should
> keep the resolution of the picture at the resolution of the screen, and
> then import it in also at that resolution. I was not aware that changing
> the import resolution was advisable.
> Off top of my head this seems like it would be difficult to get just the
> right resolution on the first try giving a particular anchored frame size.
> Do you have some clever method for getting the resolution right the first
> *From:* Combs, Richard (CW) [richard.co...@polycom.com]
> *Sent:* Wednesday, June 17, 2015 2:24 PM
> *To:* Tim Pann; framers
> *Subject:* RE: Importing clear, sharp images
> Don’t resize your screen captures! Save as PNG exactly as captured.
> When you import them into FM, specify the appropriate DPI setting to make
> them the size you want on the page.
> *From:* framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:
> framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] *On Behalf Of *Tim Pann
> *Sent:* Wednesday, June 17, 2015 3:11 PM
> *To:* framers
> *Subject:* Importing clear, sharp images
> I'm using Frame 9 on Windows 7. And my apologies if this has been covered
> and answered.
> Can anyone point me toward a good resource (or just tell me if it's quick)
> for understanding how to get nice sharp images imported by reference in
> FrameMaker? I'm working on a doc right now in which I'm mostly importing
> PSD files. They're all screen captures of a user interface. I have to
> resize most of them and they're looking pretty choppy. I switched to a TIF
> image for one and that didn't help.
> I know that TIFF is the preferred format (not sure about PSD but many of
> my PSD imports look nice) but I don't know if there are specific guidelines
> or recommendations about resolution, resizing once imported, etc.
> I'm happy to provide more information about what I'm doing if needed. No
> idea what's relevant and what's not.
> Thank you,
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