When preparing files for print (or the web), you can check the maximum image size (i.e., image dimensions) for a given resolution, using Capture One’s Process Summary dialog.
For example, newspapers typically require image files at 150 ppi, magazines and book publishers at 300 ppi (or 350 ppi for higher quality printing), while desktop printer drivers are usually optimized for files between 240-360 ppi.
As the pixel dimensions are known, simply add a required image resolution in the Basic tab of the Process Recipe and the maximum size will be displayed in the Summary dialog (you can switch between inches and mm/cm in the recipe).
When the maximum size is too small, resample (i.e., up-scale) in Capture One. If too large, it is generally recommended to submit files with a higher resolution and let the service bureau, desktop printer driver, or RIP resample (i.e., down-size). If images are intended for the web and are too large, then resample (i.e., down-size) in Capture One.
- Select an image in the browser.
- From the Process Recipes panel, select a suitable recipe, such as TIFF Adobe RGB (1998) (8-bit), or create a new dedicated recipe (the default recipe adopts the previously mentioned settings).
- In the Process Recipe - Basic tab, ensure Scale is set to Fixed 100%.
- In the Resolution box, set the desired image resolution and select either px/in or metric alternatives (px/mm or px/cm) as desired.
- Go to the Process Summary size field to see the resultant maximum image size for the resolution specified in Step 4.