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Chapter 6. Optimizing Grayscale Images > Setting Up Your Images for Final Outpu...

Setting Up Your Images for Final Output

If your images are going to be printed, especially with ink on paper, chances are that they will end up looking a lot darker than they did when you viewed them on screen. This is known as dot gain. Fortunately, Photoshop allows you to compensate for it. You can tell Photoshop ahead of time how you intend to output your images, and it will adjust the onscreen appearance of your image to look as dark as it should be after it's printed.

Dot Gain Settings
Newspapers 34%
Magazines and brochures 24%
High-end brochures 22%



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