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Graphic Designer Tip: How to fix image resolution in InDesign

Learn how to find and fix image resolution in InDesign using the Preflight tool:

How to fix image resolution in indesign

If you're preparing a file for print, such as a seed catalog, shown here in this video, there is a handy tool that allows you to find any low resolution images in your document before preparing the file for print. It is important that your images have an effective resolution of 300dpi if you are printing files for fliers, catalogs, brochures, etc. If your effective resolution is lower than 300 dpi, the images won't be as crisp (and they could appear pixelated) in the print-version. One thing to note: it's best to find the original images at higher resolution and replace the low resolution images, rather than "fixing" the images by scaling them up in Photoshop, which can still result in blurrier images. Effective resolution is more important than actual resolution, as that shows the resolution of the image at the size it is being used in the document.

Here is how you can quickly identify low resolution images in your InDesign documents using the Output > Preflight tool window. Watch the video below to see where to find this handy tool and how to use it:

Happy designing! As a Seed Catalog designer, I love working with seed companies to create beautiful seed catalogs to share with gardeners!

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