I'm making a catalogue of greetings cards, so I need to place pictures of the cards (about 30 to an A3 size page) so far they are coming out really bad quality and detail- what would be the best way to save the originals (currently in photoshop)- and then the finished catalogue?? I've tried jpeg and playing with the resolution- but no luck so far.
What preview setting are you using? If using default, right-click on a particular image and choose Display Performance, and set it to High Quality Display.
Have you tried exporting to PDF and viewing the PDF? ID uses low-res previews for page display, not the actual image itself. I would use PSD files, not JPG files.
Thanks Mike- I'll give it a go
Export a PDF/X-4 from InDesign and place these files into another InDesign. You can prepair it with masters with place holder frames with an object style which will autofit the images.
Don't use JPG for that as it will pixelate fonts. Same problem with PSDs. PDF/X-4 will keep transparency and fonts and vectors alive and crispy, doen't matter how they are scaled down.