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Quark graphics display

Quark graphics display

Quark graphics display

First, I know absolutely nothing about Quarkxpress. I'm a devotee of InDesign. But I would guess that many of the features are the same. A client is buying graphics from me, but swears that the quality is poor in her Quark layout. I have tried my graphics in InDesign, and they look fine. Seems to me there must be a setting in Quark (as in ID) that controls the level of display quality to improve refresh rates while working on a project. Can anyone give me some guidance in this area???

RE: Quark graphics display

...quark, like indesign, uses a low res proxy image for displaying, in indesign you can turn on overprint preview or change the display performance to high by right clicking on a document. This will also slow the program down with graphic heavy documents...

...for quark 6 in the preferences you have the image options to choose from, in the display section you can specify whether the display of color or grey is to be 8, 16 or 32bit...

...quark 7 is the same, however you also have the option of right clicking an image and changing to the preview resolution to full or low resolution...

...importing tif, eps or jpeg usually display fine when you have quarks preferences set to 32bit display settings...

...importing photoshop eps can be dependant on what preview options are chosen when the image is saved from photoshop. From the the pull down menu in the save as dialog you have different previews to use in the eps. When using macintosh 8 bit or tiff 8 bit preview, the image can display a bit noisy in quark. You can over come this in quark 7 with the right click method and choosing full preview resolution, or saving the photoshop eps file with macintosh jpeg preview...

...which version of quark does your client use?


RE: Quark graphics display

...forgot to add that in quark 7 you need to have "view > full res previews" enabled to be able to right click an image(s) rendering capabilities...

...and also for quark 6.5 to have the same functionality, you need to have the extension if you have quark 6.5 and find that function isn't available, it's downloadable from quark:



RE: Quark graphics display

...and also quark 8 is the same process as above with quark 7, it is only with quark 6.5 that needs an extension if the function is missing...

...do note that the full res preview rendering in quark needs to have images that are higher than 96 dpi i think it is, so 72 dpi wouldn't render any differently...


RE: Quark graphics display

 ...as you can also probably gather, quark is a bit different to that of indesign...

...indesign has the "global", "page" and "object" rendering features, overprints and plate separations. Quark, as yet, is a bit behind with this, so for rendering graphics you have to select groups or one picture at a time and change the rendering capabilities, there isn't really a "global" on or off button...


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