Book Design and Imaging

PPI question

Hi All,

Newbie question here- I am using Cs3 to process my pictures and when I size my picture to fit the container the PPI ranges from 150 to 300. Should I be concern?

IF I set the the PPI to 300 then I cannot get  the correct width and height  of the picture to match the container dimension.

 

Thank you

Roy

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Posted by
rdthomas12
Jan 25, 2008 11:27am PDT
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rdthomas12
 

Set 300.

Which CS3 app are you referring to? Because I know there are a couple of Adobe CS3 apps do this as in InDesign or Photoshop or Illustrator, namely a few.

Posted by
brianbonitz
Jan 25, 2008 11:38am PDT
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brianbonitz
 

Start with the largest version of your image.
Set to 300 and uncheck the “resample image” box.

Posted by
TomM
Jan 25, 2008 12:01pm PDT
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TomM
 

I am using Photoshop. Brian, I am working with the RAW file, the "resample image" is unchecked, cannot hold the PPI at 300.

Which of the two is the most critical, dimensions or PPI?

 

Posted by
rdthomas12
Jan 25, 2008 12:33pm PDT
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rdthomas12
 

Hi Roy,
An optimal image would be 300 ppi, but if you don’t have the resolution to do this I’d stick with the dimensions. We suggest 300, but your images should print sufficiently to as low as 150. Give one or two a try. IF the yellow image warning is not present once the images are added to BookSmart you will be fine.
Best –
Chad, VP Design

Posted by
CapnScrappy
Feb 4, 2008 1:18pm PDT
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