InDesign Export to JPG, file dimensions are significantly larger

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I am trying to export an image from InDesign to a JPG file and it will not export at he correct size

I have read other forums that told me to export at PPI: 72, tried this and it didn't work.
i am exporting as: JPG
Quality: Medium
Format method: Baseline

Resolution PPI: 72
colour space: CMYK

embed colour profiles and anti-alias are both checked.

Please help!

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Engaged , Jul 19, 2017 Jul 19, 2017
This has long been a problem in InDesign. Basically, in order to make it work, you have to do a little math. Mike Rankin wrote it up here:"in the Resolution (ppi) field, enter a little math equation: desired width/current width * 72So for this example, the desired width is 600 (px) and the current width is 432 (px). So you’d enter 600/432*72 and press Enter."See this page for all the details: https://indesignsecrets.com/tip-export-jpg-png-right-size.phpKeith Gilbert has written a free script tha...

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Jul 19, 2017 Jul 19, 2017

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When you export an image as a jpeg from InDesign make sure that the InDesign page size is the same as the size of the jpeg. If you have the image placed on a page larger than the image then the dimension of the InDesign page is what will be read when opening the jpeg in Photoshop.

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This has long been a problem in InDesign. Basically, in order to make it work, you have to do a little math. Mike Rankin wrote it up here:

"in the Resolution (ppi) field, enter a little math equation: desired width/current width * 72
So for this example, the desired width is 600 (px) and the current width is 432 (px). So you’d enter 600/432*72 and press Enter."

See this page for all the details: https://indesignsecrets.com/tip-export-jpg-png-right-size.php

Keith Gilbert has written a free script that lets you export to a specific size (dimension) here: https://indesignsecrets.com/new-indesign-script-to-export-jpegs-at-a-precise-size.php

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Jul 20, 2017 Jul 20, 2017

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and it will not export at he correct size

By correct size do you mean pixel dimensions or print output dimensions? The JPEG export of a page or selection is to the Indesign output dimensions at whatever ppi resolution you choose. A placed image's original pixel dimensions or original output size are not considered, because you could have multiple image's with varying resolutions and scales on a page.

If you are working with pixel units, Indesign considers the output dimension of a pixel to be 1/72". So if you export a page item that measures 200x200 pixels to 72ppi, it will open in Photoshop at 200x200 pixels. If the page item happens to b an image its actual or effective resolution is not considered.

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Jul 20, 2017 Jul 20, 2017

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i have had this happen to me sometimes, i set the quality to low and that helps. If the issue persist i just make a photoshop document at the size i want and resolution. Place the .pdf of the image as a smart object and make the image. But its rare for me to have to go this further.

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Dec 16, 2019 Dec 16, 2019

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How do you get the right dimensions without the picture becoming pixeladed? 

 

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Dec 16, 2019 Dec 16, 2019

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Also if your creating a digital Ad which program would be the best to create a digital Ad. I created digital Ad in indeisgn, didnt get the correct dimensions. when i resized it it became pixelated. 

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Dec 16, 2019 Dec 16, 2019

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By digital ad do you mean for screen display only, or will it be printed? What are the required dimensions?

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I do not know / no idea where you got this 'desired width' idea from. 

My dimensions are 560px (w) x 150px (h). I have no 'desired' width, the width is set up. So what should I enter in the resolution when exporting please? 

I tried to just do 560/560*72 and that did not turn out at an ideal size or quality. 

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If your InDesign document’s dimensions in Pixels is 560 x 150 no math is required, simply set the Resolution to 72ppi in the JPEG or PNG Export dialog and the exported image will have a matching 560 x 150 pixel dimension when viewed in Photoshop.

 

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