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I'm a Painter applying for a grant, I must submit my images digitally, which I have done many times in the past...the requirements for images of my paintings are as follows: "images must fill the screen at a resolution of 1024 pixels wide by 768 pixels high." - every time I size my images down to this, they look like terrible.

The first image I'm trying to re-size is a TIF measuring 9250x5727 pixels at 300ppi. I've tried sizing them down in Illustrator - once they're saved as Jpegs they look terrible. I tried sizing them down with the different "bicubic" settings in photoshop - no good. I tried sizing them down in 10% increments - not working.

The 1024 image looks good at 100% in Photoshop, but once I look at them with Windows preview or in Powerpoint they look awful. And this is how, I'm assuming, the committee will be viewing my Jpegs.

Any help is appreciated.

Hi Allison,

Unfortunately you are correct. 1024x768 is relatively small. Do they also give you a file type restriction? If not try saving as a jog with the image quality set to Maximum can help. Resizing in Illustrator does nothing you should be doing his in Photoshop.



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I am an Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Community Professional and Adobe Freelance Professional. I travel nationally speaking on Adobe Creative Suite applications, including Illustrator and design. I can answer questions about Adobe Illustrator version CS1 through the all-new Creative Cloud.


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