How to Set Display Performance in Adobe InDesign

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In Brief...

InDesign displays placed images and graphics in low resolution by default, but this can be changed in just a few easy steps.

Instructions

  1. Note the jagged edges around the performer's silhouette.
    Low Resolution Display of Image

  2. To see all images in the document as they would print or appear in a PDF, go to the View menu, then Display Performance and choose High Quality Display.
    Display Performance Options in View Menu

  3. Note the difference around the edges.
    High Resolution Display of Image

  4. The display resolution of only one image can be changed by selecting the image frame, then going to the bottom of the Object menu to Display Performance and choosing High Quality Display.
    Display Performance Options in Object Menu

Author: Kate Cahill

Kate Cahill is a graphic designer, writer, and creative director who has developed content for print and web. As creative director, she has produced award-winning work for agencies focused on the pharmaceutical, and health and beauty aid industries. She has also served as production manager, with responsibility for the successful fulfillment of long-run print contracts. Kate has been delivering training for Webucator clients since 2010. Her enthusiasm for cutting-edge technology, combined with hands-on practical experience, brings an added benefit to her class. Kate teaches real-world techniques and integration of Adobe software, as well as Microsoft PowerPoint to produce a fully-developed and cohesive brand identity.

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