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Why does a TIF image look blurry when placed in InDesign file?

Jan 23, 2013 10:23 PM

Hi all,


I've placed a logo in my InDesign file that I saved out of Photoshop. It appear blurry when in InDesign and I do have it set to high image quality display so that isn't the issue. It is also set as CMYK and I haven't resized it after saving from Photoshop.


I tried saving a jpg so it would be crisper but then I have a white box behind it when placed in the InDesign file.


Any help is greatly appreciated as I need to send it to print but can't let it go until I'm sure it won't print like a blurry mess.



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    Jan 23, 2013 11:50 PM   in reply to Sukipop

    Sub-pixel sampling. Read up on it. you are placing your images at odd values and it gets resampled. Can be anything from the image inside the frame, the image frame itself, some styling option in ID...



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    Jan 24, 2013 7:15 AM   in reply to Sukipop

    Does your logo have type and/or vector elements? If so, save as a Photoshop PDF, then place into InDesign. Turn on overprint preview in InDesign (View> Overprint Preview) for a more acurate preview.

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