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File types: JPG and GIF files are generally "lossy" files; that is, information is lost due to the compression scheme. EPS and TIFF files are most often used for professional printing, but you generally need to have the original graphics (and fonts, if there's text embedded in the graphic) handy in order to get a good printout.

In my experience, bitmapped files (PICT for Macs, BMP for Windows) are generally best for your situation. You can save them at the proper resolution for printing and import them directly into FMP.

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File types: JPG and GIF files are generally "lossy" files; that is, information is lost due to the compression scheme. EPS and TIFF files are most often used for professional printing, but you generally need to have the original graphics (and fonts, if there's text embedded in the graphic) handy in order to get a good printout.

In my experience, bitmapped files (PICT for Macs, BMP for Windows) are generally best for your situation. You can save them at the proper resolution for printing and import them directly into FMP.

Bitmapped files such as PICT and BMP are horrible for this kind of situation, since they are not compressed at all and you need huge resolutions to get acceptable printing.

Remember that printing is typically done at 300dpi, while the screen is only 72dpi. You need 4 times the resolution for printing, which is 16 times the file size.

If possible, an EPS is the best way to do printed header and logos, since the size is very small for the required resolution and they are basically scalable to any resolution.

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EPS only print correctly on PostScript printer, don't they? On non-PS printers the ensacsulated bit-map image is sued, and this image is usually crappy at best.

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