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Question: Pages DPI Complications

Is there any way to change the DPI in art work created in the Oges application so that it can be used as the book cover?

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Mar 9, 2018 12:26 PM in response to AreneSApple In response to AreneSApple

Pages does not provide user DPI adjustments. The best that you can hope for is to create one-page artwork in Pages, and then File menu : Print : PDF : Save as PDF. You can then drag/drop 1-page PDF artwork onto Pages as your first page, and on export to ePub, check the box indicating that you want it to use the first page as your cover.

If you don't want a final PDF, then File menu : Print : PDF : Open in Preview, and then choose one of Previews Export options. Drop that result image back into Pages.

To achieve the sharpest results, you need to avoid Text boxes (transparent backgrounds), table cells (transparent backgrounds), borders of any kind, drop shadows, reflections, and any deliberate changes to opacity — all of which will render as raster 72 DPI within that PDF.

For me, if the image has be absolutely its sharpest, I do it as all vector artwork and text outlines in Affinity Designer, and export as a 300 DPI PDF, or Photoshop (.psd) file.

Mar 9, 2018 12:26 PM

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Mar 10, 2018 1:53 PM in response to AreneSApple In response to AreneSApple

The artwork dpi is whatever you made it in the original image factored by how much you scaled it in Pages.

Preview lets you change image resolution, size and color correction. Set the image size to your cover size and the resolution to what you want. Work on a copy if you want to do other work to the image.

Whatever you do, do not upsize bitmap graphics that does not improve the dpi just makes it pixelated and blurry.

Start with a good quality original, you can always scale down the image, not up.


Mar 10, 2018 1:53 PM

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Mar 10, 2018 6:25 PM in response to VikingOSX In response to VikingOSX

Thank you for that very helpful solution. I am thinking I will get an 8x10 printed photo, takenpicture with high resolution camera and then upload to docs which I hope will solve the current 72 DPI issue.

Thanks again 😁

Mar 10, 2018 6:25 PM

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Mar 11, 2018 10:16 AM in response to PeterBreis0807 In response to PeterBreis0807

Thanks. I was thinking of getting the images printed out at Costco photo and then upload them to a file and placing them in one of thenpeograms that can size it to the 300 DPI.

Not sure it will work, but willing to try anything at this point.

Thanks again for your reply

Mar 11, 2018 10:16 AM

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