Why does my Quark 5 created EPS file become a 72dpi file when I try to open it in PS 7?

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SheilaMLee
Jun 22, 2004
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This is an emergency as Acrobat 6 is not working correctly and I have a job at the printer already with screwed up fonts!!!!

Help, please. I am using PS 7, Quark 5 and a XP system (newly installed and giving me fits BTW!)

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Colin_Walls
Jun 22, 2004
I don’t really know about EPS format, but I’ll ask the obvious: can’t you simply change the resolution in PS 7 [with no resample] to whatever you need it to be?
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Rob_Keijzer
Jun 22, 2004
When I open an .eps in PS 7, I’m given a dialog with last used dpi and size to render it in already filled in. In other words: I get to choose different values.
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SheilaMLee
Jun 22, 2004
Well, guys, that is true. I can change the dpi, but it’s my understanding that simply saying something is 300 dpi doesn’t make it so. It will print fine from my desktop, but this is a outside print job and has to be really 300 dpi or it will be fuzzy.

I guess my basic question is…can I change the dpi to 300 dpi and be guaranteed it actually will BE 300 dpi?
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BobLevine
Jun 22, 2004
Use file>open to open the EPS file. Choose CMYK and 300 dpi.

At that point the file will be rasterized at 300 dpi, so the answer to your question is yes, it will be 300 dpi.

Bob
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Colin_Walls
Jun 22, 2004
simply saying something is 300 dpi doesn’t make it so

With a vector document, surely that’s exactly what it means.

If it’s raster, that’s another can of pixels.
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Phosphor
Jun 22, 2004
Is it opening at 72 ppi, while still retaining high absolute pixel dimensions.

e.g.: a 2" X 3" image is 600 X 900 pixels? Or are you seeing (in Photoshop…Image—»Image Size…) 144 X 216 pixels?
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dave_milbut
Jun 22, 2004
did 7 have a problem reading exif data? or was that 6?
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MarkATS
Jun 22, 2004
did 7 have a problem reading exif data? or was that 6?

EPS files don’t have EXIF data.
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dave_milbut
Jun 22, 2004
well there you go! 🙂
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SheilaMLee
Jun 28, 2004
Thanks to all of you, especially Colin who nailed the question!

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