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Hello

I have created a poster sized satellite image map using ArcMap 9.3.1. I would like to now add some photographs to the layout using Photoshop. What would be the best format and resolution to export from? I have tried both jpeg and tiff at high resolutions and I am just not satisfied.

Any advice?

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I have created a poster sized satellite image map using ArcMap 9.3.1. I would like to now add some photographs to the layout using Photoshop. What would be the best format and resolution to export from? I have tried both jpeg and tiff at high resolutions and I am just not satisfied.


Maybe PDF and then rasterize it in Photoshop? Or keep it as a PDF and add the additional photos and other layout elements in Illustrator or Indesign (if you have access to those).
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Thanks I will try that. I find PDF generally looks best on screen. I ill try bringing in a PDF file into Illustrator.

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Make sure that your output resolution is divisible by 72. For some applications a dpi of 72 is just as good as a dpi of 360; in other applications it's not. I'm sorry I don't have a rule of thumb to go by, except to remember the number 72.

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Hello,

To do that, i think Hans has a good solution: export your MXD to PDF and open it with Photoshop. That's the way i use. ;)




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