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Hi everyone,

Does anyone here have any idea about the best way to shrink down a large file (.jpg or .png) to thumbnail size maximising the possible quality? The file will be text and vectors only so this must be possible?

For example; a file size such as the book cover template below, to be reduced to 350 x522ish pixels and 200 x 300ish pixels.

Thanks in advance ... 

EDIT: I forgot to mention that it will be only the front cover section that I need to shrink down.

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For anything with more than a minimal amount of text, stick to PNG. The JPEG format always introduces artefacts at sharp boundaries (e.g. between text and a solid background) even at maximum quality.

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24 minutes ago, Alfred said:

For anything with more than a minimal amount of text, stick to PNG. The JPEG format always introduces artefacts at sharp boundaries (e.g. between text and a solid background) even at maximum quality.

Thanks for taking the time to reply Alfred.

Any other suggestions anyone?

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It would be better to scale down the text separately from any vectors. If you are using designer, then scale down your artwork to the target size, then re-write the text in a textbox at an appropriate font size. Smaller fonts are designed to look better and be more readable at small sizes.

Failing that, you can scale down the text in a text framebox by dragging on the handle just outside the box.

John

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50 minutes ago, John Rostron said:

It would be better to scale down the text separately from any vectors. If you are using designer, then scale down your artwork to the target size, then re-write the text in a textbox at an appropriate font size. Smaller fonts are designed to look better and be more readable at small sizes.

Failing that, you can scale down the text in a text framebox by dragging on the handle just outside the box.

John

I think that might be my only option. Thanks John

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