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Procreate Export Issues

Louis88Louis88 Posts: 19 Enthusiast

When I export from Procreate, my drawings looks simply awful on Facebook and Instagram. I’m using up to 600DPI and yet the output is considerably less beautiful and crisp as compared to all the other people I see posting their digital art. Does anyone have any tips or suggestions? Thank you so much.

Best Answers

  • Barbara.ABarbara.A Posts: 706 mod
    Accepted Answer

    600 dpi is really best for high-quality print jobs. It's possible that in trying to condense your drawings, Facebook is losing some of your data. My first suggestion would be to try saving at screen resolution (72dpi) for uploading to the internet, and see if that helps a bit. One of my favorite links for determining image sizes for different social media platforms is: https://sproutsocial.com/insights/social-media-image-sizes-guide/ . The closer you get to the perfect size before you upload it, the less editing the platform will have to do to your image, and that's always a good thing!


  • Louis88Louis88 Posts: 19 Enthusiast

    Thank you @Barbara.A for your quick and clear response. I will indeed experiment and check out that link you offered. I appreciate it, and I’ll post my results.

  • Louis88Louis88 Posts: 19 Enthusiast

    Thank you @Richard Lyall for your helpful ideas and info. I will continue to experiment and share my results!

  • Richard LyallRichard Lyall Posts: 1,187 mod

    @Louis88 said:
    Thank you for your helpful ideas and info. I will continue to experiment and share my results

    You're welcome!

    Another thought, to offer a more precise answer than I did previously ... normally images are exported at a particular pixel resolution (pixels wide x high).

    Strictly speaking an image is not exported at any particular pixel density (72/300 dpi) - a 1600x1200 72dpi JPG is exactly the same file size\quality as a 1600x1200 300dpi one. Pixel density only comes into play when printing on a page or displaying on a screen.

    True, most JPGs store a pixel density setting in the file (the same way a JPG can store camera settings), but this is only to inform software such as InDesign what the intended use of the image is, and as far as I know it does not affect the contents of the file in any way.

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