Pictavo has many built in mechanisms to identify and alert you to potential quality issues. The most common warnings consist of images that are not high-enough quality to reproduce well or items that fall outside the green safety margin. With each warning, you have the opportunity to either correct the problem or leave the item as is.
In the case of images with low resolution, you will notice that the selection box surrounding the image on a page will turn red as soon as you have enlarged the image beyond an acceptable image (DPI) resolution. You will also get the following warning as soon as you let go of the image after enlarging it.
It is highly recommended that you reduce the size of the photo until the selection box turns green and you no longer receive a warning. Please note, however, that Pictavo does not prevent you from enlarging images beyond the recommended DPI in case that is the desired design effect.
In the case where an item extends beyond the green safety margin, you will notice that the selection box surrounding the item will turn red as soon as it extends outside the safety margin.
You will also get the following warning as soon as you let go of the item after placing it.
If you wish to allow the item to extend beyond the safety margin, such as when bleeding photos off of a page, you may click “Yes” and continue designing your page—just make sure it is a deliberate choice.
For further information on image specifications, please see “What size should my candids and/or clipart be?”