View > Display Performance > High quality.
Thank You Very Much, Bob, for your quick reply. I've done that. That's why I wonder if PS CS5 is giving me a poorer preview? But I don't find a similar setting for PS.
The photoshop preview is probably more accurate, especially if the image is saved at a high resolution. In photoshop yo are looking at the actual image pixels, but in ID, even on a high quality preview you are looking at just that, a preview image, most likely downsampled.
How is the output?
Thank You, Peter! The PDF output is much better, even on Press Quality or no-compression .TIFF. Prints from the original files on 8x11.5 photo paper are also clear and noise free.
I should add that I do see the noise that InD captures - something like it - at about 400% enlargement in PS. That's what makes me wonder about PS's previews. It seems like something like that noise is present, but not discernable at my usual 8x11.5 size. I should add that I come from years of analogue photography and have been using PS since version 2.5. Happily, until I bought InDesign.
Thanks to everyone for their thoughts on this. I wonder if anyone else has experienced it?
If its any conselation, I'm a professional photographer who has just upgraded from years of using indesign 3 & 4 to 5.5 and I'm finding the images displayed with more noise- I've espcially noticed the B&W's carrying more grain. Open it in PS5, it's not there.
Strange one this, I'm waiting for my first wedding album back from italy using it, to see if it's $crewed it up or if its just a display issue.
Thanks! That's interesting. I never had a version before CS5.5. Please let me know how your wedding album looks!