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Old 04-04-2018, 05:53 PM   #1
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Default Image Formatting Question

My client designed a product package in Pagemaker, and now I'm re-rendering it with Creative Suite. He gave me all the raster graphics in a 12-page PDF. The images are each about 7" wide and appear to be good quality. They'll all be scaled down greatly in the final print design. Here are my questions:

1) Should I reformat all of the images into 200-ppi TIFFs before importing into my layout?

2) Do I need to scale down the image files to more closely represent the final scales on the package, or is it fine to leave them larger? He proofed them at home and was satisfied. We have an established small package, and later on, plan to design a larger package with the same graphics.

3) Does color mode matter anymore? Anytime I've printed lately (local print shop and newspaper press) I'm told CMYK conversion isn't necessary.

4) Should I lay out in InDesign over Illustrator?

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