[OS X TeX] TeXShop/PdfTeX output resolution at 2400 dpi
William F. Adams
wadams at atlis.com
Fri Jun 24 16:21:59 CEST 2005
On Jun 24, 2005, at 10:00 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> If you use graphics to explain things, try to use pstricks. PS is
> vector based and renders in any resolution. I think this quality is
> saved too when you have EPS without bitmapped graphic content that you
> need to convert to PDF -- but here I am not completely sure. If you
> have other graphics you should try to convert it to PostScript or PDF.
> Screenshots at 72 DPI probably can be 'enhanced' to not look like LEGO
> at 2.400 DPI, but probably this work will take a long weekend,
> possibly for each screenshot.
No work at all.
Just don't resample them (shrinking / enlarging is okay) and they'll
turn out okay.
If you desire better quality open them in PhotoShop 6 or later and
re-save them as .eps or .pdf with the ``direct interpolation key''
Here's a graphic which shows the difference:
Alternately, you can do like Michael Harvey and just re-draw them all
in pen and ink as he did for his book _Creative Lettering Today_
> Look at your graphics at 3.000 % magnification -- that's close to from
> 72 DPI -> 2.400 DPI.
Probably the better thing to do here is work out what sort of .pdf
requirements the printer has and either re-distill to that, or check
the output using a pre-flight program.
William Adams, publishing specialist
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