I've just had a first look at the April 2019 ABN on Pocketmags. Has there been a change in how photos are incorporated into pages? If you enlarge pages to full screen width (1280 pixels on my lap-top) the text remains crisp but the photos look pixellated , and they didn't before. M West 17763
Comparison of March 2019 (top) with April 2019. I get the impression that the images are only being saved by pocketmags at about one third the file size previously used (or are they being assembled in a Word document by Air-Britain at a smaller image size?)
As far as I am aware we haven’t changed anything at this end. I distil the Indesign file using parameters that were originally supplied by Jellyfish (Pocketmags) when they took over the contract.
The images are down-sampled to 200 dpi (rather than 300 dpi for the hard copy). This is normal for items viewed on screens (and the colours are RGB rather than CMYK for the printers). Some web stuff is 150 dpi. The text is fine because it is treated as a vector rather than a pixellated item.
So if anything has changed, it will be by Pocketmags rather than us.
PS: I can make the files much larger but Pocketmags will quite likely reduce the quality as they upload it.
Thanks for the response, Sue....I've looked at several images in the April ABN and I'm convinced something has changed...perhaps Pocketmags could be asked if they've deliberately downsized the image file-sizes as policy or if it's just a bungle. Another example on p5 (G-CKWT not really readable on photo)