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Pixelated .png images

Mar 29, 2013 11:03 AM

My images created in illustrator are crips and clear.  When I drop them into indesign they are pixleated.  Why is that?

 

Just so you know, they are pixleated even when I change the display performance.

 

Any answer would be appreciated.

 

Thanks,

James

 
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    Mar 29, 2013 12:01 PM   in reply to LambertApps

    Do the images from Ai contain raster placed images or are vector showing up pixelated?

     

    Have you scaled up the images in Indd? If so how much?

     
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    Mar 29, 2013 12:19 PM   in reply to LambertApps

    Does the placed image have any warning icons in the links palet?

     
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    Mar 29, 2013 12:47 PM   in reply to LambertApps

    And just to make sure, the object level display performance ie (control click image,> display performance> high qulaity) is set?

     

    Aside from the general performance settings in preferences.

     
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    Mar 29, 2013 1:01 PM   in reply to LambertApps

    does this happen if you save as ai format to  instead of .png

     
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    Mar 29, 2013 1:25 PM   in reply to LambertApps

    You saved as .png, but at what size and resolution? 72 ppi is going to look mighty pixelated at 100%.

     
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    Jul 31, 2013 4:30 AM   in reply to LambertApps

    Sometimes this happens to me when I have an error - for example, if I have a textbox and all the text doesn't fit in, I would have the Overset Text error and the images would be pixelated. When I don't have any errors, the images are fine. Also, in some cases, I've noticed that it takes a little bit of time after you change the display performance for the images to be clear. Are the images still pixelated if you zoom in or out?

     
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    Jul 31, 2013 12:33 PM   in reply to LambertApps

    LambertApps schrieb:

     

    My images created in illustrator are crips and clear.  When I drop them into InDesign they are pixilated.  Why is that?

     

    Just so you know, they are pixleated even when I change the display performance.

     

    Any answer would be appreciated.

     

    Thanks,

    James

    Is there any reason why you use PNG? Place/Import the original AI file, I don't know any case why an exported PNG from Ai should be used instead of the original AI/PDF file from Ai into Id.

     

    When we talk about PNG from Ai there are several ways to create them and several types:

    1. Save for Web & Devices
    2. Save for Office
    3. Export as PNG

     

    In 1 and 3 you can choose between PNG 8 and PNG 24.

    PNG 24 supports transparency.

    In 3 you can also choose a resolution.

    You can also choose between drawing optimized or type optimized.

    All this has influence how jaggy or smooth or crispy your image will be.

     

    All that said, I will not recommend to use PNG in InDesign at all. For me, PNG is useful on web, screen and MS Office in the last versions.

     
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