I bought 20 EPS line art images from Shutterstock to use in a book. But, all the images are pixelated. I got in touch with Shutterstock and they told me that the images are fine and the problem is on my side.

I also saved the image as AI, PDF, and TIFF, but nothing has changed. I have the View on Display, High Performance and still nothing. I uninstalled the program and reinstalled and still nothing. My project is stalling because of that. Can please anybody help me out? I'm adding one of the images in the Preview program on the Mac and it looks perfect; it's only when it is in ID that looks jagged.

Many, many thanks!!

Preview of one of the EPS images. It looks perfect. Not like this in ID. Here you can see how it looks. I used Blending Mode, Multiply, but even without it, it is still blurry.]1]1

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    Links are identical. Show us what it looks like in INDD. – Lucian Feb 21 '20 at 22:16
  • The one that you see in what it looks like in ID. I meant to add the Preview in Mac, but it didn't load. Does this help? – Sara Suttle Feb 21 '20 at 22:19
  • Lucian, any idea why the images are not behaving in ID? – Sara Suttle Feb 22 '20 at 0:36
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    I can't see anything wrong with the posted image. Is it a vector image? Does it look pixelated when you zoom in? – Wolff Feb 22 '20 at 2:06
  • Maybe you just don't like the way InDesign renders vector? It might just look smoother in Mac's Preview. Try exporting a PDF from InDesign with the placed EPS and open it in Mac's Preview to see if that is the case. – Wolff Feb 22 '20 at 2:16

Ok check to see if you are in high resolution viewing in Indesign or if it’s set as “typical” another option is to print it out from Indesign and check if it prints out clearly.

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