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What is the best resolution?

When it comes to yearbooks, you want to have the best quality images possible because this will ensure they print clearly. This is where image resolution plays a big part.

At Leavers’ Books, we print our yearbooks at 300 DPI. If every photo you include is higher than this DPI then it will look great once in print. Most of the time, if you use photos with a DPI of less than 150, they will appear pixelated once printed. You can upload photos with a DPI lower than 300 but they won’t be the best quality.

What can I do to fix my pictures?

If you are planning to use images with a lower resolution, we have a few tips that might help:

  • Don’t crop the image: Try to select a larger area of the image to get a better result; cropping it to select a small area effectively makes the image much smaller, and will lower the resolution.
  • Use the original file: Image resolution on the original files tend to be a lot higher than that of copies. When you downloaded an image from social media or an emailed copy then these are often compressed to reduce the size which reduces the image resolution.
  • Relocate where you use the photo: Maybe you have a great photo you want to use but it turns out too blurry. Well one way around this is to use it elsewhere in the book. Our Online Creator has different sized image slots throughout. Try to relocate the image into a smaller slot to make it less pixelated.

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