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At what size will text (as jpeg) become fuzzy?
Book Design and Imaging

Hi Regi,

 I guess that’s the answer I was looking for. Seems plausible to me, and gives me some confidence. 

 

Thanx.

Carlo

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Oct 20, 2008 12:30am PDT
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At what size will text (as jpeg) become fuzzy?
Book Design and Imaging

Hi Aop,

I do use CS3, but as I have understood from earlier discussions, and from the blog of Bryan Burkhart (May 2007), it would be better to convert to pdf to jpeg, because of the text. An immediate conversion to jpeg and then tot Booksmart would give ugly results. 

Well, if I compare both, I think the differences are rather small, but of course I want to be sure it just looks good in the book. No matter what.

 Best,

Carlo

 

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Oct 19, 2008 3:27pm PDT
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At what size will text (as jpeg) become fuzzy?
Book Design and Imaging

OK, I have gone the InDesign-PDF-PNG route, but when I look at the screen to my Booksmart pages, I see jagged edges everywhere. Actually the letters look like they are from an old typewriter at the end of its ink. (just a bit exaggerated).

 

How will it be in print? Anyone can tell me that. I use 14 pt Times New Roman, but it goes for 12 pt Trebuchet as well. 

 who could help me?

 

thanks a lot.

 

Carlo

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Oct 19, 2008 12:28pm PDT
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Adobe CS3 InDesign Page Size
Book Design and Imaging

Hi Lakewalker,

 Me again, and now with an answer. The trick is to be done when opening pdf in Photoshop. One of the options in the screen is entitled ‘crop to’, and there you should choose ‘bleed box’, instead of ‘text box’. 

Hope this helps you. Actually, I think I helped you

 Happy publishing,

 

Carlo 

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Oct 14, 2008 1:57pm PDT
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Adobe CS3 InDesign Page Size
Book Design and Imaging

Hi Lakewalker,

Just my problem…, and yes, Walterrowe, I have set the dpi to 300. 

 My problem is that  the pdf confines the page to the ‘written’ space. On some pages, though, I try to keep an empty margin. This margin has been deleted by the pdf-export command. In InDesign, I work with a 3788/3262 pixels (909/783 pts) document. In PDF it comes out as 3058/3342 pixels.

 Hope anyone can help.

 Thanks,

CArlo

 

PS: great coincedence that "my" question has been posed today or is this a question that pops up every other week?

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Oct 13, 2008 11:42am PDT
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