I am trying to import high resolution images for a large scale project. Every time I import the images, Corel downsamples them to 300px. How do I work around this?
The import tool for import for high resolution output is greyed out. I don't remember this being a problem in the past (I've been using Corel since 1990).
I can't find any help on Google and am not sure what changed. It's been a while since I've needed large scale images. What changed?
Could you provide a link to a representative image that behaves this way for you when importing to CorelDRAW?
This image is representative of the file size. I've downloaded a number of high resolution images. Every time I import them into Corel, the resolution is downsampled to 300dpi. I need the full resolution for a large scale project.
24.5 x 16 (document set to inches)
WindwardDG said:24.5 x 16 (document set to inches)
Adobe Stock claims that the image is 7360 x 4912 pixels.
At 300 dpi, that would be 24.533" x 16.373".
At 400 dpi, that would be 18.4" x 12.28".
At 600 dpi, that would be 12.267" x 8.187".
...and so on.
Do you still think that CorelDRAW is "downsampling" the image?
I need to retain a minimum of 150 dpi for an 8' wide format design. I used to do a lot of wide format jobs, but it's been a couple of Corel versions ago since I did. I don't know how I can get a stock image for the background that will meet the criteria. I never had a problem before. Any suggestions if Corel isn't downsampling quality?
If you need an image to have a particular dpi at a given size, then you need to get an image that meets your criteria.
Another option is to use software that is designed to "upsample" the image to get higher resolution. I have essentially no experience doing that, so I can't make any specific software recommendations.
CorelDRAW 2018 and 2019 include a BenVista PhotoZoom Pro plug-in that can be used in Photo-Paint to do that sort of job.
Thank you. I will check into the plugin.
Draw doesn't change the pixel count when importing an image, but you already know that by now.PhotoZoom does a really good job, or at least as good as it can be, but you can also try to upsample the image inside Draw: Bitmaps > Resample...Maybe it will be good enough.