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Policies: Designing 4:3 Images PDF of this article

Last modified on 02/15/2018 12:51 pm CST


Graphics with a 4:3 aspect ratio are used to advertise scheduled events sponsored by UW-Eau Claire academic departments and administrative offices. Meeting Minder room schedule displays used for building-wide events also require graphics with a 4:3 aspect ratio.

Creating a 4:3 Image in InDesign

  • Create a new web document measuring 1096 pixels wide and 822 pixels high, or a new print document measuring 15.2222 inches wide and 11.4167 inches high.
  • Design the graphic for your event. The smallest type should be no smaller than 14 point.
  • Export the graphic to JPEG format (File > Export > JPEG).
  • Set quality to High; format method to Baseline; resolution to 72 pixels per inch; and color space to RGB.

Indesign 4:3 Print

Indesign 4:3 Web
 

Creating a 4:3 Image in Photoshop

  • Create a file 1096 pixels wide and 822 pixels high, with a resolution of 72 pixels per inch, in RGB color mode.
  • Design the graphic for your event.
  • Save the file (File > Save As) as a JPEG.

Photoshop 4:3

Creating a 4:3 Image in Illustrator

  • Create a file measuring 1096 pixels wide and 822 pixels high, RGB color mode, with raster effects set to Screen (72 ppi).
  • Design the graphic for your event.
  • Export the graphic to JPEG format (File > Export > JPEG).
  • Set quality to 10, the highest setting, and confirm that the image is in RGB color mode.

Illustrator 4:3
 

Creating a 4:3 Image in PowerPoint

This method creates a smaller image that will not appear as clearly, but the proportions
are correct.

  • Create a presentation slide in standard 4:3 slide size.
  • Design the graphic for your event.
  • Save the file (File > Save As) as a JPEG.

PowerPoint 4:3 Image
 

Printing Services has student graphic designers on staff who can create custom graphics for student organizations, academic departments, administrative offices and external clients.

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