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300dpi high quality JPEGS okay for text?

Hi,

I’ve designed my book in InDesign with the right page sizes and so on, with the intention of exporting each page as a 300dpi max quality JPEG and importing into BookSmart.

My question is; will this be okay for the text? I’ve got a fair amount of text on each page – will it be jagged?

I’ve had some people say it will, and some swear it won’t – what is the DEFINITIVE answer?

Cheers, P.

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Posted by
P-H-C
Dec 8, 2008 1:06pm PDT
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Hi P!

Read my post at the end of the following thread, hopefully it will help/

http://forums.blurb.com/forums/4/topics/2201

........Tony

 

Posted by
tfrankland
Dec 8, 2008 1:11pm PDT
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Thanks Tony – very useful. I’ll proceed as described and hope for the best!

Do I understand correctly that PNG is a better option from PS than JPEG?

Cheers, Paul.

Posted by
P-H-C
Dec 8, 2008 1:21pm PDT
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P-H-C
 

Paul,

I believe it is when you have text, or diagonal lines, in your image. Especially with small text (say 8 or 9 pt and smaller) and with text that has serifs.

With a photo the compression introduced by JPEG has little effect if you set the quality to high (say 10 or 12) as that is what it was designed to accomplish. But a photo with lots of diagonal lines (e.g a building or a bridge) in my view benefits from the use pf PNG. Though I’m sure you’ll find dissenting views in the forums :-)

........Tony

 

Posted by
tfrankland
Dec 8, 2008 1:49pm PDT
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