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?
they were images drawn with the pencil tool. There was only a gradent fill. When I exported the images as .png files they were crystal clear. No scaleing up. I scaled down.
Does the placed image have any warning icons in the links palet?
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.
Yup. It's on high guality. Can't figure this out. It has to be something simple.
does this happen if you save as ai format to instead of .png
You saved as .png, but at what size and resolution? 72 ppi is going to look mighty pixelated at 100%.
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?
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.
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:
- Save for Web & Devices
- Save for Office
- 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.