4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 4, 2014 2:58 PM by Derek Cross

    What are the Best Practices for Optimizing Images in InDesign Files

    johnlewm

      Is there a best practice for using images InDesign to optimize the document before converting to a PDF? Specifically, what I'm asking is, will the PDF file compress better if the images are cropped prior to placing them in Indesign? I'd like to know the answer for both creating PDF files for printing using images that are 300dpi and for creating PDF files for online delivery using images that are 72dpi. I have an employee that insists images need to be cropped to actual dimensions before placing in the InDesign document. I've never done it that way and believe that her recommended process is way too time consuming and leaves you with no leeway to tweak your page design since the images are tightly cropped.