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kfredericks
Re: loss of resolution when importing psd stills
on Aug 26, 2005 at 5:24:03 pm

Yeah, it is amazing how many people from the print world (I work for a publisher) don't understand what DPI means. They think it is an actual quality setting in an image rather than a scanning/printing setting. I remember when I was an intern at Disney, my superior told me to increase the DPI of an image in photoshop, to raise the quality.

From a quality standpoint, if you're not going to transform your images in any way, make their resolution match exactly what the output resolution will be. Absent that, scan them in approximately, with a little extra, then crop them to the resolution you want. If you are going to transform them in anyway in AE, I go with high resolution images, which give you lots of flexibility. If you can manage it, it is always best to scale within AE in twos. It's better to reduce an image by 50% than 49%, from a quality standpoint.


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