Image quality and forcing sizing
Pictures I’ve been supplied to make book are very low kbs. I PShop edit, convert to 300 dpi, and can pull amazingly clear images out of them. They will all be printed small-ish. No way being pushed to pixellation. PLUS I’ve verified clarity by printing out of PShop on my printer, which only does 200 dpi unless I rack it up..
Sooooo, here’s the question: if the clarity is acceptable to me ex PShop, and the 300 dpi in situ, and MY print and screen copy tack sharp, can I expect same clarity in printed version<cite>??</cite><cite>??</cite>???
I think you’ll be OK. The best test is to print one or more of your pages on your local printer. BookSmart uses a low-res copy of your images whilst you are designing your book and doing previews, the aim is to keep the filesize small and hence keep the responsiveness good. But when you come to upload, or when you print locally (File…..Print in BookSmart), it uses the original images you imported into BookSmart.
Have you any image warning messages in BookSmart? As soon as I get one of those I assume there’ll be print problems and rethink the use/size of that photo.