4 Replies Latest reply on May 28, 2015 4:18 AM by remir67747004

    Photos with white background in indesign for print


      I have been searching an answer for this simple question on the web, but cannot find an answer. Help would be appreciated.

      I have designed a page in indesign CS5 for publishing in a magazine. I have a photo with a white background. The photo is a photoshop image. I placed it in indesign as a psd.

      On screen, the white background merges with the default indesign white paper color. No problem.


      I am wondering if I have to worry when the page is going to be published in the magazine: If the color of the magazine pages is not perfectly white, will the images edges show in the magazine? Do I have to work in photoshop to make the background of my photo transparent so that the edges of the image do not show?


      On screen: no problem

      Screen Shot 2015-05-28 at 10.21.58 AM.png

      On paper:

      I am concerned that the page will look like this with photo edges showing if the paper is not perfectly white. Here, I have changed the paper color in indesign to grey(color on the left). You can see the edge of the image with its white background:

      Screen Shot 2015-05-28 at 10.25.29 AM.png

      Cheers, Remi