resolution in soft proofing?

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MBALOVER
Jul 14, 2009
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Hi all,

Assume that I have a high resolution digital image ( say, 600ppi) and I want to soft-proof it before printing out. If I view the image with full size on a monitor’s screen, since the size of the digital image is quite large ( for example 3600 x 2400 pixels), it will be as if I were using a magnifier to view the printout. Therefore I can see a lot of artifacts and noises. However if I print this image out, since now the real size of the printed image is not that large (6 x 4 inches), the artifacts and noises I saw when soft-proofing will be almost invisible.

I am curious, when someone soft-proofs a high resolution image, does he view the image with full size (100%) or he zooms the image out so that the zoomed-out-image appears on the screen with similar size as that of the corresponding printout?

Thanks,

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aruzinsky
Jul 15, 2009
On Jul 14, 4:56 pm, MBALOVER wrote:
Hi all,

Assume that I have a high resolution digital image ( say, 600ppi) and I want to soft-proof it before printing out. If I view the image with full size on a monitor’s screen, since the size of the digital image is quite large ( for example 3600 x 2400 pixels), it will be as if I were using a magnifier to view the printout. Therefore I can see a lot of artifacts and noises. However if I print this image out, since now the real size of the printed image is not that large (6 x 4 inches), the artifacts and noises I saw when  soft-proofing will be almost invisible.

I am curious, when someone soft-proofs a high resolution image, does he view the image with full size (100%) or he zooms the image out so that the zoomed-out-image appears on the screen with similar size as that of the corresponding printout?

Thanks,

I do both. It is more important to look at it full size on the monitor because that is approximately what the print will look like with a magnifying glass. Don’t forget that the print will probably be viewed by people with better eyesight than you.

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