- Did You Know You Can Import a PDF?
- Got a Two-Color Job and Four-Color Images?
- Drag and Drop Pictures from Your Desktop (Windows only)
- Fit to Box and Box It Up
- Cropping—Up Close and Personal
- Get the Picture Centered
- Eyeball It
- Need the Picture Bigger, but Not the Box?
- Thou Shalt Know Thy Bits and Pieces
- Ultimate System for Avoiding Bad Resolution
- Fuzzy Type in Your Photoshop Image?
- Graphics as Fun-House Mirrors
- Accessing Image Editing Commands (Mac only)
- Negative and Positive Together
- Faux Duotones #1
- Faux Duotones #2
- Turn a Boring Image into a Graphic
- Skew a Graphic or Image Within a Box
- Making a Clipping Path
- Short Tips for Clipping Paths
- Full-Resolution Preview for Images
- Full-Resolution Preview on the Fly
- Lower than Low—Keep That File Size Down
- Quark, Servant of Mine, Alert Me to Picture Changes
- Update That Picture and Retain Cropping and Sizing
Full-Resolution Preview for Images
At last! Quark 6 gives you full-resolution preview. In the past, making clipping paths in Quark was for comping only, because how could you make an elegant edge from a 72dpi preview? Now images can be seen looking their best, even when you zoom in on them, assuming they're 225 to 300dpi. However, there is an uneasy twistgetting to the preview has two levels. First, go to Preferences (Cmd-Option-Shift-Y or Ctrl-Alt-Shift-Y), click Full Res Preview, an Application preference. Then uncheck Disable Full Resolution Previews on Open so that all your pictures will automatically import with the potential for hi-res preview. But if you have a lot of pictures, you might also want to check Selected Full Resolution Previews. If not, choose All Full Resolution Previews. Now, whether or not the picture displays at hi-res also depends on the View menu setting: Hide Full Res Previews. If this says Show instead, your imported pictures display at 72ppi. Finally, if you're not sure what resolution your pictures are at, just select one or more, then go to Item> Preview Resolution> Low or > Full Resolution, and make your choice.
See also "Full-Resolution Preview on the Fly" (next tip).