Poster for Print and Web

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mtngigi
Posted Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:14PM

I'm designing a poster that wiil be printed. But first it will be posted on a website. What is the best way to save an InDesign file for a web person? Is it as simple as just saving it as a PDF?


I have ID CS3
Whiteway
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Posted Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:25AM
I do a lot of work for design companies that originate in InDesign. I always get a PDF.

Depending on how important colour is in your project, you may want to consider that your poster output may require use of the CMYK colour space, while the web uses RGB. I find that PDFs are excellent for carrying through the general design, but very poor when it comes to converting the PDF (via Photoshop, for example) to a graphic format.

The same applies when saving in EPS format from InDesign. If the idd file is created in CMYK, then an exported EPS is unlikely to carry the proper colours for web use.
mtngigi
Posted Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:23AM

Thanks Whiteway ... I'm aware of the cmyk to rgb issues and will try and make sure colors look as close as possible. I'll open in PS and trust my judgement and monitor when checking the colors.


Guess I was wondering is web folks preferred PDFs or jpegs or .... 
modesigns58
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Posted Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:46AM
Web designers prefer a jpeg.
mtngigi
Posted Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:21AM
Thanks modesigns
Darkcat_studios
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Posted Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:28AM
It depends if it will be posted as a "click here to open" or fully posted on a page. 
if its a download (click here type) then i would say PDF - BUT remember to export as RGB.
if it is to go on a page outright then JPG or PNG (again in RGB) 
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