Confirming Storyline's slide resolution

Aug 30, 2019


I'd like to know what is the resolution of a Storyline's slide, if possible.

Here is my situation:

  • We ask our graphic artists to make us placeholders for slides, so that we can replicate as much as we can in Storyline.
  • Our artists work with both Photoshop and Illustrator, and they use standard resolutions such as 72, 150 or 300 dpi.
  • None of these seem to be adjusted to a slide, as we often get problems with the assets' size, because they are often too big or too small.
  • For instance, the text is often too big, and any kind of formatting doesn't work as cleanly as we would like.

I tested a few things by capturing the slide, importing it in Photoshop and comparing the font sizes for different resolutions. See attachment for info.

Is a Storyline's slide resolution... 96 dpi?

I am looking for ways to narrow down any requirement for our artists so they can make placeholders and assets according to a standard slide.

Thanks in advance

4 Replies
Tom Kuhlmann

Good basic article on DPI.

I'd focus on the image resolution and the story size. Generally, images at about 2000 pixels wide work fine. Create at image at 1000, 2000, 3000, etc to compare the image size and how they look on the slide. 

Keep in mind, the default Story size is 720x540 so anything larger than that gets scaled down to fit in the slide. That's why you want to consider your story size.


Jean-Christophe Goyette

Thanks for the article :)

I would like to point out that the reason I'm asking this is because we... kinda have trouble adjusting the text from slide to slide.

I noticed that the single line spacing in SL... isn't the same as the one in Word, or Flash, or Illustrator, or Photoshop. Each of them is slightly different, to the point where we cannot replicate a 1-to-1 format. We often need to manually adjust the spacing. Back to Photoshop, in order to get SL's single line spacing for a text in 14 pts, I need to adjust the spacing to 16,8 pts.

This is why I was asking for the slide's resolution, so I could get a 1-to-1 without much of a hassle.

I can say the same for colors, as we discovered that some colors didn't come out as intended in SL, even if we used the color code.

Lauren Connelly

Hi Jean-Christophe!

Since Storyline does have particular story size settings you will notice the line spacing is custom to Storyline. These customized settings are offer the highest quality output for Storyline courses.

Secondly, Photoshop and Illustrator graphics are not included in the image formats supported by Storyline. This is where most people see inconsistencies with the way they are displayed in Storyline. One way to fix this is to see if your graphic artist could save the graphics as .png files.

Don't hesitate to share any insight with the community! We are always interested in creative ways to build customized courses.

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