Blurry Pictures Quark 2015 11.1.0.0

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Please note that since Dec 1, 2018, QuarkXPress 2015 is not supported anymore.

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pnbh75
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Blurry Pictures Quark 2015 11.1.0.0

Post by pnbh75 » 23 Mar 2016, 13:20

Good afternoon.

I am haveing a problem with some pictures in my project. Some of the pictures in my project's became blurry for some reason. I was working on one project but it seemed to have happened to all 3 for some reason. It seems like a quick fix, I just can't seem to undo what I've done by accident. And every time I go into "preferences" it says "Declared range separators are the same character [145]???. Then I have to force my way out and go back into Quark.

Please help, I have to deadline this catalog asap and I'm already running late. I wish I knew how to upload a screen shot of one of the pages but I am new here and don't know how to upload pictures yet.

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pt11055
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Re: Blurry Pictures Quark 2015 11.1.0.0

Post by pt11055 » 27 Mar 2016, 20:14

I have the same issue. Regardless of how big the file or how high the resolution, Quark 2015 renders images at very low resolution, both on screen and printed.

I also tried to use my older Quark 8.5, which was working fine, but now does exactly the same thing! I was on deadline too...not anymore.

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Re: Blurry Pictures Quark 2015 11.1.0.0

Post by pt11055 » 27 Mar 2016, 20:28

Through experimentation I found that if I use images that are at 72dpi but HUGE and let Quark scale them, they are good. If I use images at 300dpi and at the exact size needed, with Quark scaling to 100% (no scaling at all) they look like crap. That's backwards from what I've done, which was to always scale outside of Quark because it's scaling wasn't as good as Photoshop.

BTW, this all is the same in 8.5 as 2015, and apparently, 8.5 changed (read: broke) when I installed 2015.

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Re: Blurry Pictures Quark 2015 11.1.0.0

Post by Sarbjit Singh » 27 Mar 2016, 23:44

Try these steps to delete QuarkXPress Preferences:
1. Quit QuarkXPress, if running.
2. Navigate to MAC HD/Applications/QuarkXPress <version>. Rename (or Delete) the Preferences folder, if any.
3. Hold down the option key, on the keyboard. Click Go -> Library. Then go to Preferences, then Quark. Rename (or Delete) the folder named QuarkXPress <version>.
4. Re-launch QuarkXPress.

Deleting QuarkXPress Image Cache:
Run the QuarkXPress Cache Cleaner Tool from the "Tools" folder in QuarkXPress Application directory.
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