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Image Formats and Considerations in FrameMaker

If ePublisher cannot use an original image in the output, or if ePublisher determines it needs to modify the image based on how it is included in the source document, ePublisher rasterizes the image using the options you define for your graphic styles in Style Designer. For example, you can define the dots per inch (DPI) and format for the final images. Rasterization of an image can cause the image to be less clear in the output.

To avoid reduced image quality in your output, and to avoid an extended transformation time during the Image stage and pipeline, review the following considerations:

If ePublisher determines that any of these conditions apply, ePublisher rasterizes the entire frame and applies the options you defined in Style Designer.

To achieve the best results when inserting images in FrameMaker

  1. Create a unique paragraph format for images. Use the paragraph alignment properties to control the position of your images. Make sure the Fixed check box in the Line Spacing section is not selected for the paragraph format.

  2. Insert an anchored frame in an empty paragraph of the format created in step 1.

  3. Import your image file by reference into the anchored frame rather than copying it into the document. ePublisher supports only .jpg, .gif, .png, and .svg files. ePublisher rasterizes all other formats.

  4. Import the image at the native resolution of the image.

  5. Shrink-wrap the frame (type Esc+m+p with the frame selected) and change its Anchoring Position to At Insertion Point or Below Current Line.

ePublisher/2008.3/Help/Designing_Templates_and_Stationery/Designing_Input_Format_Standards.2.8 (last edited 2008-10-11 06:32:25 by BenAllums)