You can control the resolution of graphics placed in your document. You can change the display settings for the entire document or for individual graphics. You can also change a setting that either allows or overrides the display settings for individual documents.
A document always opens using the default Display Performance preferences. You can change the display performance of a document while it is open, but the setting won’t be saved with the document.
If you’ve set the display performance of any images separately, you can override the settings so all objects use the same settings.
Select Object > Display Performance, and choose a display setting.
Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) the image, and choose a display setting from the Display Performance submenu.
To remove an object’s local display setting, choose Use View Setting in the Display Performance submenu. To remove local display settings for all graphics in the document, select Clear Object-Level Display Settings in the View > Display Performance submenu.
These options control how graphics are displayed on the screen, but they do not affect the print quality or exported output.
Use Display Performance preferences to set the default option used to open all documents, and customize the settings that define those options. Each display option has separate settings for displaying raster images, vector graphics, and transparencies.
Draws a raster image or vector graphic as a gray box (default). Use this option when you want to quickly page through spreads that have lots of images or transparency effects.
Draws a low-resolution proxy image (default) appropriate for identifying and positioning an image or vector graphic. Typical is the default option, and is the fastest way to display an identifiable image.
Draws a raster image or vector graphic at High Resolution (default). This option provides the highest quality but the slowest performance. Use this option when you want to fine-tune an image.
Image display options don’t affect output resolution when exporting or printing images within a document. When printing to a PostScript device, exporting to XHTML, or exporting to EPS or PDF, the final image resolution depends on the output options you choose when you print or export the file.
The Display Performance preferences let you set the default display option, which InCopy uses for every document. You can change a document’s display performance using the View menu, or change the setting for individual objects using the Object menu. For example, if you work on projects that contain numerous high-resolution photos (such as a catalog), you may prefer to have all your documents open quickly. You can set the default display option to Fast. When you want to see the images in more detail, you can switch the document view to Typical or High Quality (leaving the preference set to Fast).
You can also choose to view or override display settings applied to individual objects. If Preserve Object-Level Display Settings is selected, any settings applied to objects are saved with the document.
To save display settings applied to individual objects, select Preserve Object-Level Display Settings.
To display all graphics using the default display option, deselect Preserve Object-Level Display Settings.
Each display option has separate settings for raster (bitmap) images, vector graphics, and transparency effects.
You can customize the definitions of each display performance option (Fast, Typical, and High Quality). Each display option has separate settings for raster (bitmap) images, vector graphics, and transparency effects.
Managed (linked) InCopy stories include low-resolution proxy data for images so that the full-resolution image doesn’t have to be downloaded from the server whenever the file is checked out.
Draws an image as a gray box.
Draws images at proxy resolution (72 dpi).
Draws images at the maximum resolution supported by the monitor and current view settings.
Displays no transparency effects.
Displays basic transparency (opacity and blend modes), and transparency effects (drop shadow and feather) are shown in a low-resolution approximation.
In this mode, page contents are not isolated from the background; therefore, objects with blend modes other than Normal might appear different in other applications and final output.
Displays low-resolution drop shadows and feathers. This mode is recommended for most work unless the document is particularly transparency‑heavy, or has many transparency effects.
Displays higher-resolution (144 dpi) drop shadows and feathers, CMYK mattes, and spread isolation.
When a document’s blending space is CMYK and you have either enabled the overprint preview mode or soft proofing, opacity matting is done in CMYK rather than RGB. This means that partially transparent CMYK colors display as tinted CMYK colors.
To reset all controls back to the original default settings, click Use Defaults.