Why are you doing it from InDesign?
Open the image in Photoshop and resize it there...
Or could you elaborate on what you're trying to accomplish?
Why do you want it at 1920 x 1080? That's a pixel size and the output size depends on the resolution
For example 72 ppi would result in an image that is - 26 inches in width
But 300ppi would result in an image that is - 6.4 inches
What is it you're trying to do?
I've created an image in ID and am trying to project it on a 47" LCD
monitor and understand that in order to have the best resolution the jpg
should be set at 1080 x 1920. Hope that helps.
On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 11:17 AM, Eugene Tyson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Again - 1080 x 1920 is a useless figure without knowing the resolution of the screen.
But your best bet is to export is a PDF.
Then open the PDF in Photoshop.
I'd select the resolution to be 96 (I don't know for some reason it works for me) although not all screens are like that resolution - some could be up to 100 or 110 etc.
I'd then use the Crop Tool and select the Pixel Dimensions you want in the top tool bar - don't input a resolution (leave it blank)
Hope that helps
Thanks so much. That really does help and I appreciate your quick response and advice. Happy days!
That's all well and good - and I appreciate your amazing input to the forums. You are one of the best.
But I don't appreciate InDesigns export to web format.
I think export to PDF and then conversion in Photoshop gives a better image.
Thanks Eugene. I was taking the question literally—the OP wanted to directly save a .jpg at 1920x1080 from ID.
If the ID document is set up as 1920x1080 pixels you could export as PDF and open into PS at exactly 1920x1080 by setting the res to 72 in the import dialog.
Of course the converted PDF has no compression applied (at least to native ID objects) and would have some higher quality than an exported High quality JPEG.
But the OP needs a JPEG and if you want to compare compression artifacts, you would have to save the opened PDF as JPEG, close and reopened. With PDF there is the option of saving the opened PDF with Maximum quality, which is probably better than ID's JPEG export High quality. But If I compare the 2 methods in a layered PS file it's hard to discern a meaningful difference. See Compare.psd in this zip
PDF to JPEG
I'll have to take your word for it - and I think you are right.
But I haven't tested it myself.
In all my years using InDesign a direct export to jpeg never yields a really good image.
I've taken to the PDF route and open in photoshop because for me it gives a better image than a direct export.
Maybe the jpeg export has been improved. You have to be careful to compare apples-to-apples—export and open at the same pixel dimensions, color space, profile, compression quality, anti-aliasing.
That's a lot of work to do - I prefer my method. And I'm still on CS5.5 so I can't see how it's improved, maybe in Cs6, CC or CC2014 it has.
That's a lot of work to do
I didn't mean do it for every project—only for testing to see if there's a general quality problem with ID's jpeg export. If adding the extra steps of exporting and opening a PDF and saving to jpeg produces overall better quality, we should be able to see it in a test where all things are equal. PDFing might be better, I just can't find an example.
Ok Rob - that sounds like a plan.