Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Swapping high-res for low-res FPO images, part of InDesign Insider Training: Working with Photoshop and Illustrator.
- I want to address a common problem…some InDesign users have regarding working…with linked images,…especially Photoshop images, FPOs.…You know FPO means "For Position Only," right?…And the idea is that you can place a bunch…of low-resolution images,…and then crop them, scale them, and so on,…and then swap them out for the high-resolution versions…of the images later.…This is really helpful if you're working…with remote freelancers,…because you don't have to send them all the huge,…high-res graphics.…
So this document is just a very simple example…of a bunch of low-res images…that have been laid out in a grid.…I'll select this image, here,…and I'll zoom in to 200% by pressing command-2…or control-2 on Windows.…Now you can see that doesn't look very good,…because this is just a preview image.…I'll go to the view menu,…choose Display Performance,…and then choose High Quality Display.…Now, if you look closely, you can see…that it's still pretty pixelated…because this is a low-resolution image.…But here's the thing,…once you get this InDesign file back from your freelancer…
Here David Blatner, cohost of InDesign Secrets.com, goes over placing images from Illustrator and Photoshop, copying and pasting InDesign artwork, managing color and transparency, and dealing with linked images, vectors, layers, and more. By the end of the course, you should be able to move seamlessly between the three tools, getting the results you want and without losing formatting, sharpness, or quality.
- Placing Photoshop and Illustrator artwork in InDesign
- Copying InDesign artwork into Photoshop and Illustrator
- Sharing color swatches
- Managing transparency in linked artwork
- Keeping Photoshop text and vectors sharp
- Converting images to CMYK