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Old 06-29-2006, 04:24 PM   #1
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Whenever I place a Photoshop EPS file into InDesign CS2 the program slows to a crawl while ID reads the EPS. Each time you display a page with the EPS, ID finds it necessary to read the file again (so you go and make a cuppa while it's doing it). Is there some way of getting round this other than going back to Quark?
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Change your Display Preference to Typical, which is roughly equivalent to what QXP uses.

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Change your Display Preference to Typical, which is roughly equivalent to what QXP uses.

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Hi Shane, but this is very roughly equivalent ;-)
While Xpress uses the native resolution of the EPS-Preview (72 dpi most of the time), Indesign CS2 render this preview down to 36 dpi, which may speed the display, but at cost of low preview qualitity. I always wonder, why indesign does this, may to allow smaller files sizes of Indesign documents.

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I always wonder, why indesign does this
I presume it's the presumption that you're using the previews for speed, and 36dpi pics can be drawn four times quicker than 72dpi pics. I seem to recall there was a method of using 36dpi in QXP, too.

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I presume it's the presumption that you're using the previews for speed, and 36dpi pics can be drawn four times quicker than 72dpi pics. I seem to recall there was a method of using 36dpi in QXP, too.
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Hi Shane,

i think in this case a choice in Indesign would be great... Drawing pics in screen resolution should not be a performance problem anymore and i doubt that it will slow down the display speed in Indesign with factor four. (And it would be still much faster than Highres-Preview)

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I understand what you're saying, but I have to say it strikes me as something of very low priority, given how easy it is to switch between the various modes globally and pic by pic. Lots of other things I'd like to see first.

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