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Exporting high res jpeg from InDesign

Community Beginner ,
Dec 02, 2022 Dec 02, 2022

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Is there anyway to choose the dimensions to export as jpeg from InDesign (ver. 17.4)?

 

I need some pages from an already print book to share on social media as jpeg, but the actual export saves the files at a low resolution (569 × 785).

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

 

PS: I've seen this question asked previously, but with newer versions of InDesign we have different options and most of the answers are outdated

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Community Expert , Dec 03, 2022 Dec 03, 2022

You have to click save after selecting the file type.

If you don't see the options dialog at that point, try resetting your prefs: Reset InDesign Preferences and Other Troubleshooting 

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Dec 02, 2022 Dec 02, 2022

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I looks to me like you can specify any resolution you want in the dialog. My test exported lettersize page at 1200 ppi that opened in Photoshop at 8.5 x 11 inches with a resolution of 1200 ppi.

 

That said, I don't know that the old method of rasterizing PDF in Photoshop still isn't the best choice for quality control.

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Dec 02, 2022 Dec 02, 2022

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I agree with Peter. It's quick and easy to export a PDF file. Then when you open the PDF in Photoshop, you get more control over the quality of creating a JPEG file than InDesign does.

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Dec 02, 2022 Dec 02, 2022

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When I select File -> Export... I don't get any dialog, all I get is a window to choose where to export, and just select the file type (pdf, jpeg, etc...).

I need to export for web, so I don't really care about inches or ppi, just the dimensions in pixels. I just don't see anywhere the option to do this.

If I export to pdf, then I have to select individual pages and impor them into Photoshop for example, then adjust size and export.

I just thought there should be an option to do so from InDesign directly.

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Dec 02, 2022 Dec 02, 2022

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Hi @FernandoSanzPhoto , You can Export a JPEG to any desired pixel dimension by dividing the target pixel dimension by the document page’s Inches dimension and setting the JPEG Export Resolution to that number. For example if your page is 8" and you want the pixel width of the JPEG to be 2048 pixels, divide 2048 by 8 to get the Resolution—256:

 

Screen Shot 5.png

 

Also, you can try this Javascript, which exports JPEGs via PDF and fixes some other problems with the built in JPEG export:

 

https://shared-assets.adobe.com/link/e62626e4-9f44-45a3-6da0-0a1b51e8ecbf

 

Dialog:

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I don't get any options to choose size, quality or anyother thing; just file type.

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Dec 02, 2022 Dec 02, 2022

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If you choose jpg from the file type list you'll get the options dialog.

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Dec 03, 2022 Dec 03, 2022

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It doesn't, when I select jpeg nothing happens.

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You have to click save after selecting the file type.

If you don't see the options dialog at that point, try resetting your prefs: Reset InDesign Preferences and Other Troubleshooting 

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Dec 07, 2022 Dec 07, 2022

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Thanks a lot!!!

I followed the instructions to reset InDesign Preferences and when restarted the following dialogue did show up:

FernandoSanzPhoto_0-1670404350260.png

This way I could choose a higher resolution and get better images.

Thanks!!!

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Do you get a dialog if you try to Export a PDF?

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