Re: tifs at 240 dpi worth redoing?

Subject: Re: tifs at 240 dpi worth redoing?
From: voxwoman <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 11:13:44 -0500

I would say print a test page in PDF at the current resolution and see what
it looks like with "page width" magnification. As long as the reader doesn't
have to read any circuit board text in the photo or anything like that, you
should be OK.

-Wendy

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 10:37 AM, Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net> wrote:

> Hi, all.
>
> We just had a photographer in to take product shots. The resulting
> high-resolution image files were more than I need for my work. (I will be
> creating a PDF from Framemaker and generating online help.) (Marketing may
> need the full-blast high-res images, though.)
>
> In conversation, we had repeatedly mentioned 300 dpi as the desirable
> resolution for my purposes, but the graphics person who resized the figures
> for me (to the dimensions I specified) has provided them at 240 dpi.
>
> I've taken the most detailed photo and imported it into FrameMaker twice,
> once at 240 dpi and once at 300. In terms of image quality, maybe I'm a
> visual dullard, but I can't see any meaningful difference. This is a
> picture of cables, connectors, and boxy little accessories. It's a "Here's
> Everything You Get In the Box" picture. All the other pictures are of
> larger, grey, boxy objects, or shiny interiors full of motherboards and
> jumpers.
>
> Would you ask for them to be redone at 300? Am I mostly likely a visual
> dullard, and is the difference in resolution significant?
>
> I'm inclined to use them at 240 dpi but I want to do the right thing by my
> client.
>
> --Nancy
>
>
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