A best image

A best image

Post by Stee » Fri, 26 May 2006 15:52:14

He at all,

I use Page maker 6.5 and I have a problem with an image.jpg that contein
text.
The size of the image is:
width 1500 px end height 2600 px.
Into the page of page maker where I must insert the image I have a place of
Cm.5 x Cm.10
Therefore I resized fisically the image with photoshop before to insert it
into.
But the result is that the text is illegible.
How can I do to have best result ?
Must I resuze fisically the image with photoshop or must I insert the full
image into the page maker page and after to resize it with page maker only?
Please I must finish my work today

Regards

Steel

 
 
 

A best image

Post by Helpful Ha » Fri, 26 May 2006 16:24:39

In article <yucdg.11597$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, "Steel"



1. * Never * use JPEG, GIF or BMP images in PageMaker.
You should only use TIFF (for bitmap images) or EPS (for vector
art) images in PageMaker. You should also always use the Place
command and not copy / paste images into PageMaker documents.

2. It is usually best to use Photoshop to scale the image to the
appropriate size ... BUT it is not only the width and height that
you should look at.
The DPI resolution of the image also needs to be appropriate to
how the document will be used. Roughly the DPI resolution of the
images should be about:

On-screen PDF 72 DPI - 100 DPI

Inkjet / laser printing 150 DPI - 200 DPI

Press printing 300 DPI - 600 DPI
(ask the print company what they want)

This assumes that the image is the correct width and height and
is not scaled when Placed into the PageMaker document.
By all means keep a higher resolution of the image for editing in
Photoshop, but for the images used in PageMaker documents using
anything more than these DPI values is simply a waste of disk
space, print time, etc.


Helpful Harry
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A best image

Post by Stee » Fri, 26 May 2006 18:53:10


"Helpful Harry"
wrote


Dear Sir,
I must use the image for press
I transform the image like you suggest
but the text that is into the image is always illegible

Regards

Steel
 
 
 

A best image

Post by Dick Margu » Fri, 26 May 2006 19:30:15


Steel,

After you make the changes that Harry listed (all of which are
necessary), export a PDF of the document. See if the text is legible on
the PDF.

PageMaker displays a low-resolution preview image in the PageMaker
workspace on your screen, but this is not the image it uses for printing.

You can change your preferences to see the high-resolution preview if
that helps you.

If you still have illegible text, perhaps the problem is in what you did
in Photoshop. But if the text is legible in Photoshop, it should be
legible when printed.

Dick
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A best image

Post by Helpful Ha » Sat, 27 May 2006 15:19:14

In article <a8fdg.11797$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, "Steel"



If you mean what you see on-screen is illegible, then you may not have
a problem. PageMaker isn't very good at displaying images, even when
the High Resolution preferences option is turned on.

Try printing the document and see what the image looks like. If the
image is using the appropriate settings you should see a better quality
on the printout ... but remember to set the image part of the Print
settings to use "Normal". (Assuming you've got a decent quality printer
of course - trying to print pages in draft quality on a dot-matrix
printer isn't going to achieve much.)


There is one other possibility. A bitmap image that uses a thin and /
or small sized font for text can become illegible when scaled. The only
fix for this is to either use a better font in the image, or even
better don't use a font in the image, but instead type the text over
the image in PageMaker.

Helpful Harry
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