Why is my company Logo in the title block of my ArcGIS map blurry? The logo was inserted into the title block as a PNG image and appears blurry when I export the map to PDF.

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    Can you include your logo image and screenshot of what it looks like in your PDF? Is it resized up or down in your layout?
    – Midavalo
    May 24, 2016 at 23:25
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    It depends on several things in combination: pixel dimensions of the PNG, the size you make the PNG inside the map layout, the DPI setting you make the export. Ideally, you should only ever shrink a PNG inside the map layout, never enlarge it. Then make sure your DPI is set high enough so it doesn't "pixelate" your PNG.
    – alexGIS
    May 24, 2016 at 23:26

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For best logo results, make sure you start with a PNG that has high pixel values, like 3500x3500 (if it's a square).

Next, make sure you shrink that down to at most a couple inches.

For export settings, set DPI to 600, and Image Compression to "LZW".

Then export to PDF.


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