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Designing book in Adobe InDesign
Book Design and Imaging

Not to mention it takes about a sixteenth of the time to do it in Acrobat than it takes to generate and save each PNG in Photoshop.

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Apr 21, 2009 10:37pm PDT
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Designing book in Adobe InDesign
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Ok, so I just figured out that Adobe Acrobat Professional 8 will export each page of a PDF as a separate 300 dpi PNG automatically under File – - Export—Image—PNG and then it names them in a batch-like way – filename_1.png, filename_2.png .. etc. Does anyone think that this method would give the same quality as Indesign—PDF—Photoshop—PNG?

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Apr 21, 2009 10:33pm PDT
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Designing book in Adobe InDesign
Book Design and Imaging

I forgot to say my book was landscape portrait and premium paper. I also made my pages the exact bleed size and there were no gaps on the edges or pixelation. So far so good.

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Apr 6, 2009 6:44pm PDT
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Designing book in Adobe InDesign
Book Design and Imaging

I uploaded my first book using InDesign exported jpegs. From InDesign—-> Export—-> Jpeg—-> 300 dpi. I then just dropped them in. I got my book back today and it seems fine. The images are clear and the text is mostly clear. I used a variety of text sizes, but my body copy is all san serif, thin line, 10 pt and it is fine. My captions are the same only 9 pt, and they are also fine. This seems like an okay option, but I will see how my other book looks after going from InDesign PDF to Photoshop to PNGs.

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Apr 6, 2009 6:43pm PDT
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Book bleed
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Is PNG the best thing for exported text, too? I tried reading through that enormous thread with like 40 posts, but I didn’t get a clear answer out of it. My pages are about 50% photo, 30% 10 pt text, and 20% display type (72 pt and larger) and some decorative paths. I think I will just order another book, and have one of each (I’ll definently be posting about how each one turns out!) but I’d appreciate any further help.

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Mar 31, 2009 10:55am PDT
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In Booksmart Two Page Layout, is the left page the actual left printed p...
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You’re thinking too hard, and yeah, the left page on the screen is the actual left printed page.

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Mar 30, 2009 10:18pm PDT
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Book bleed
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I also have 1/2 margins on every side, so that won’t be a concern, I just don’t want blank white space when there should be a full bleed.

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Mar 30, 2009 10:13pm PDT
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Book bleed
Book Design and Imaging

I designed my book in InDesign and made my pages 9.627" x 8.25" .  From there, I exported them as jpegs with the maximum quality and 300 dpi.  I am putting them onto the Blurb standard landscape pages and not adjusting the size at all, but it seems there might be a 1/16" on the bottom of every page thats blank, like the jpeg isn’t the right height.  Is this just me seeing this because I’ve been staring at my computer for three days straight, or will that be cut off or should I zoom in a click on my images?  Please help!  This is my graphic design thesis project and it has to be right. 

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Mar 30, 2009 10:11pm PDT
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