scaling to fit media – printing

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RBB
Oct 4, 2005
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Hello,

i am printing normally a4 and a3, and when doing so, i make an a3 size for a3, and a4 for a4.

But i see the option in the preview window that you can scale, thats very confortable because i just make an a3 or a4, and i can print both sizes with just one click.

The cuestion is: is this the same as to give to the printer the right size? do i am loosing quality by scaling?? i am not sure about it.

i make the files at 300ppi, when scaling, is this still the same? is scaling the same as resizing in photoshop??

thanks
richard


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Tacit
Oct 4, 2005
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i make the files at 300ppi, when scaling, is this still the same?

No. Scaling simply increases or decreases the resolution. If you scale up, the image resolution goes down; if you scale down, resolution goes up. No resampling involved.


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RBB
Oct 4, 2005
thanks,
so then is always much better quality to resize bicubic right? scaling diminish the ppi

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Bart van der Wolf
Oct 4, 2005
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thanks,
so then is always much better quality to resize bicubic right?

Yes, if only because it’ll allow to sharpen after resampling.

Bart
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Tacit
Oct 5, 2005
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thanks,
so then is always much better quality to resize bicubic right? scaling diminish the ppi

Scaling up is always going to reduce the quality of the image no matter how it’s done; it’s unlikely that you will see any improvement between scaling up and simply allowing the printer to enlarge the image.

You may see an improvement if you scale down rather than allowing the printer to reduce the image in size, though such an improvement will likely be quite subtle.


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