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Placed Image Size and Quality Difference

Mar 17, 2013 4:30 PM

Tags: #place #image_dimensions #image_sizing #indesigncs6 #scale_decrease #lowerresolution

Hi Everyone,


I'm running Adobe Indesign cs6 Version 8.01

I have a document that is 2048px x 1536px (for iPad Retina display Resolution).



I reszied all my images to be roughly 1140px x 760px at 300PPI

When I place the images in Indesign it Resizes the image to 272px x 180px


The effective pixels are and actual pixels are 300PPI at the resolution I resized them in photoshop according to the links section

The quality of preview is set to High Quality

In the preferences under File Handling Preserve Image Dimensions when Relinking is on


I tried saving the image in Jpeg, Tiff, and PNG formats to solve the problem


I set my default object style to Place Gun Frame and make sure Auto-fit is checked and Content Fitting is set to None.


What can be done to rememdy this problem?

I just want the images I resized in Photoshop CS6 to be placed in the exact dimensions as I resized them to make placing files simple and easy.


If you can please help with this problem as soon as possible I would greatly appreciate it.


Thank you so much

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    Mar 17, 2013 4:39 PM   in reply to chromoprinter54

    Save the images at 72 ppi (without resampling), or scale them in ID.

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    Mar 17, 2013 5:23 PM   in reply to chromoprinter54

    Not likely to change, I suspect. ID comes from a legacy of preparing documents for print, and pixel based files are a new phenomenon. ID uses a 1:1 correspondence between points and pixels, and there are 72 points in an inch so placing 72 ppi cintent at 100% yeilds a true correspondence between pixel dimensions and tuler units.

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