Book Design and Imaging

ICC profile when saving in PS

When saving an image in PSE (for blurb) – am I correct in assuming that the "ICC Profile" box should be checked?

 Also – which is best – baseline, optimized or progressive?

 Thanks

John

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Posted by
happypoppeye
Mar 30, 2010 2:09am PDT
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Hi John

Make sure that you save as sRGB and as far as the JPG mode is concerned, forget progressive. If you need your images for the web as well, baseline gives the most compatibility, but optimised gives best quality (marginally). I doubt whether or not you would see the difference in print. I usually use tiffs which don’t have any compression but the file sizes are bigger.

 Robin Sinton

 

Posted by
robinsinton
Mar 30, 2010 8:39am PDT
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robinsinton
 

Thanks Robin – I usually use Tiff also. Just not sure what would be best for blurb.

Thanks

John

Posted by
happypoppeye
Mar 30, 2010 9:19am PDT
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happypoppeye
 

John,

jpg is a lossy format.  If you open and save, open and save several times, you loose bits of resolution with each cycle.  Use tif or psd to edit the files to your liking, then save a copy as jpg for the book.

Mike

Posted by
Charybdis
Mar 30, 2010 6:18pm PDT
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