3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 11, 2013 10:25 AM by judygpix

    Still Photo Resolution

    judygpix

      The resolution of my still photos looks terrible, even though I imported large jpeg files and scaled them down, not up. I'm doing a project that is only stills and audio, no video and the orginals were quite large. They looked horrible in the program panel, but I figured they would look fine on export, but no. I tried exporting my project about six different ways, maximum render, etc.

        • 1. Re: Still Photo Resolution
          Jim_Simon Level 8

          How are you delivering?

          • 2. Re: Still Photo Resolution
            SFL46 Level 3

            There was a post on this site a couple of years ago by Jeff Belune (as I recall) that provided a work flow for this.  I fiound it to be effective.  Most of the people who post here recommend that you do the scaling in Photoshop and then import the *.PSD file.  The pixel dimensions W x H must match the scenario preset pixel dimensions (the DPI and/or image dimensions in inches, have no meaning).  If your scenario is 1920 x 1080, then that's what the image size needs to be.

             

            I only remember some of the steps Jeff laid out, but, it was to open the image in Photoshop, set the GENERAL preference to best for reduction, Change the image to 16 bit.  Make color, exposure changes as desired, use unsharp mask set to 198, 0.6, 2, set the crop tool to your desired pixel dimensions, and crop the image to the desired size, if desired change the mode back to 8 bit, and save the file under a new name (never mess with your original.  I created a photoshop action to speed the process.

            • 3. Re: Still Photo Resolution
              judygpix Level 1

              Thanks for the specific info. I took a class in Premiere and we didn't do anything to the photos and they looked fine. I'll try your method.