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Chapter 9. Pictures > Pictures come in two basic flavors

Pictures come in two basic flavors

A picture that is created in a bitmap program (e.g., Photoshop or Painter), or that is scanned, is actually composed of tiny pixels. You'll see the individual pixels only if you zoom way in on the image. The important thing to remember about a bitmap image is that enlarging it above 100% in QuarkXPress will diminish its resolution and output quality, whereas shrinking it will increase its resolution and output quality. If you're preparing an image in a bitmap program or scanning it for output from QuarkXPress, you should plan ahead and save it at the appropriate resolution, orientation, and size. You're also better off making color adjustments to a picture in a bitmap program rather than in QuarkXPress.

Photoshop to QuarkXPress

You can import a single- or multi-layered Photoshop TIFF file into a QuarkXPress layout but not a native Photoshop (.psd) file.

For color separations, ask your output service provider or commercial printer whether to save your files in CMYK or RGB mode in Photoshop. If you choose the former, Photoshop will do the RGB-to-CMYK conversion; if you choose the latter, then either QuarkXPress or the output device will do it. Also be sure to ask which file format they prefer: TIFF, DCS (preseparated), or EPS.



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