Post # 1
I just finished designing my wedding album on InDesign, and I need to convert the layouts to .jpgs to upload into my album printing program. Unfortunately, when I export the InDesign files to .jpg form, they all convert to a low resolution of 72 pixels/inch. Way too low to print 14×22" spreads with. I’m using the "maximum" ‘quality setting when I export, I don’t know why it’s so low!
Does anyone know how to fix this problem? I need them to be 300 ppi to print properly.
Post # 3
What version of InDesign are you using? I’ve got CS3 and when I go to export and choose jpg, there is a small menu that pops up and there is a Quality area, a Format Method area and a Resolution area. In the Resolution area I can choose what res to make the jpg and 300 is an option.
You must have CS1 or 2? In my CS1 version there is not a simple way that I can see to make the jpg 300.
One solution would be to export your file as an eps instead and then open it in photoshop (if you have it), designate your resoluation, and create your jpgs from there. That way you can control the quality.
I’m a professional in graphic design and this is how we would probably do it.
I hope that helps!
Post # 4
Thanks, HappiestOne! Yes, I have CS2 and it’s so frustrating not to be able to export these properly!
Would I be able to email the documents to someone who had CS3 and get THEM to export in the proper resolution, or are these files non-transferable between different versions of the program?
I’ll try the eps format– I tried doing it in .pdf and the resolution just wasn’t high enough. I do have Photoshop, so I can change the resolution somewhat, but obviously if it enters Photoshop in 150ppi, it won’t help matters to just change it to 300, since the information won’t be there.
(sigh) I was so hoping to have this whole album thing finished with… 😉
Post # 5
When you open the EPS in Photoshop initially, it will ask for the res you want bring it in as, so you’re not "making up" resolutions that aren’t there – it is actually the doc’s res size you’re setting!
This is really the best solution I think. I hope it works out!
It would be difficult to email the files to someone with CS3 because you’d need to email all the links (the photos or images you’ve placed in the InDesign file) as well. You COULD do it, but it would be a bit of a hassle.
Post # 6
Your only real option in InDesign CS2 is exporting an EPS and bringing it into Photoshop.
Why don’t you use the PDF option to export a print resolution file to print? You will get better results! Just remember to outline your fonts if you print somewhere other than your computer.