Using the JPG Pass-Through filter


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Using the JPG Pass-Through filter

When you're exporting your layouts to SWF or FLA, InDesign assumes that you have to have your images at 72 PPI. If your images are above this resolution, InDesign will downsample them to 72 PPI for you when you export. While this is helpful, Photoshop can do a much better job of compression on your images. Looking at our layout I have an image placed twice. On the left-hand side it is placed at 25%, and our right- hand side it's placed at 100%. Let's take a look at this if this was exported to SWF. In the SWF file, it might be hard for you to see, but the one on the left looks a little softer than the one on the right.

The reason is the image on the right was placed at 100%, and it took advantage of an undocumented feature inside InDesign called the JPEG Pass-Through filter. What that means is if an image is placed at 100% inside the InDesign layout, it will be passed through to a SWF or FLA file untouched. InDesign won't touch it at all, whereas the image on the left is a ...

Using the JPG Pass-Through filter
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Using the JPG Pass-Through filter provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by James Fritz as part of the InDesign CS5: Interactive Documents and Presentations

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Design Web
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