InDesign can create and edit massive documents that contain huge external assets such as Photoshop files. To keep the program as responsive as possible, InDesign may display assets at a lower quality on screen without affecting the output quality. These display settings can be easily overridden which can make for a more comfortable design experience.
0:00 – Intro
Demo file contains a high quality raster image and a vector file. So why do these images look so pixelated?
0:54 – Display Performance options
- These are display only options and will not alter the output of any content.
- Fast Display: All graphics grey out.
- Typical Display: Graphics are displayed as a mid-quality, pixelated proxy.
- High Quality Display: Graphics are displayed at a high quality.
2:31 – Object-Level Display Settings
- The display quality can be changed on a per image basis.
- All of these local overrides can be cleared with a single setting.
3:45 – Display Performance in the Preferences
- The default global Display Performance can be set from here as well as the individual settings for the 3 Display Performance options.