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Chapter 9. Pictures > Choosing the right resolution for a bitmap picture

Choosing the right resolution for a bitmap picture

For on-line display, you merely need to match the resolution of the most common monitor that your viewers will use, which in most cases is 72 ppi. For print output, choose one-and-a-half to two times the lpi (lines per inch) your commercial printer plans to use. For example, your printer says they're going to use a 133 line screen. You'll be saving a color picture at twice the line screen. 133 times two equals 266, so you should save the picture in its original application at 266 ppi. For a grayscale picture, one-and-a-half times the line screen is sufficient (200 ppi, in our example).

Here, Spot

If you import an EPS picture into a QuarkXPress document, spot colors that were assigned to the picture will automatically append to the QuarkXPress document's Colors palette. (In previous versions, if you imported an EPS picture containing a spot color, in order to color separate the picture, you had to create a spot color with the same name in the QuarkXPress document.)

Tip

To prevent applied colors from importing with an EPS picture, hold down Ctrl as you click Open in the Get Picture dialog box.




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