2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 12, 2007 7:08 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Unclear Images

    CoachAngela
      I would like to use some of the images I create for websites in print, but in print they're unclear (fuzzy). I've tried pdf and gif formats, increasing the resolution, crossing my fingers .... Ideas? Advice?

      Thanks!
      Angela
        • 1. Re: Unclear Images
          Level 7
          On Fri, 12 Oct 2007 20:24:44 +0400, CoachAngela
          <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote:

          > I would like to use some of the images I create for websites in print,
          > but in
          > print they're unclear (fuzzy). I've tried pdf and gif formats,
          > increasing the
          > resolution, crossing my fingers .... Ideas? Advice?

          It depends on what do you mean by "increasing resolution". If your images
          are created in FW as vectors, and they remain vectors, increasing
          resolution within FW will give you more detail necessary for printing,
          since FW will recalculate vectors to produce bigger bitmap.

          If your images are bitmaps already, than no rescaling and increasing
          resolution will make them significantly better. It's quite easy: imagine a
          photo of yourself, where your head occupy just one pixel. There is no way
          to scale this photo up so that we can see details of your right eye - no
          software can reconstruct that many detail from a single pixel.

          --
          Ilya Razmanov
          http://photoshop.msk.ru - Photoshop plug-in filters
          • 2. Re: Unclear Images
            Level 7
            CoachAngela wrote:
            > I would like to use some of the images I create for websites in print, but in
            > print they're unclear (fuzzy). I've tried pdf and gif formats, increasing the
            > resolution, crossing my fingers .... Ideas? Advice?
            >

            What Ilya says is essentially correct - you can't get detail back once
            it has been lost, so unless you have the original larger images that you
            can reconstruct the graphics from at a larger scale, it's nearly
            impossible.

            There are some sophisticated tools that might be useful to enhance the
            image a bit, but you'll need Photoshop. A plugin that might just be
            useful is Focus Magic: http://www.focusmagic.com/ They have a demo version.

            DN