Images blurry in Pages

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  1. Maysun macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2015
    I am fixing a new CV to apply for a job and using Pages for this (5.2.2). However, whenever I insert an image, no matter how great the pixels or resolution was or how much I sharpen it in Photoshop, it ends up like a very blurry unsharp image that is of no use!

    Does anyone have a solution?
  2. Mac-lover3 macrumors 6502


    Dec 2, 2014
    Can you post a screenshot?
    You could try it this way. Insert ->Choose... or just do shift + CMD + V
  3. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
    I posted a similar response in another thread, with the user pasting images into Word, and my suggestions fixed his problems.

    Your image(s) that you're looking at are likely proxies of the actual files - for instance, TIFF files have a lot going on and they're "multi-layered" image files - which include a very-low-resolution screen proxy, a representation of what the actual file is going to look like in order to keep screen refreshes reasonably fast.

    I was dealing with this very question in the mid-90s with QuarkXPress. A dev created an XTension that better approximated the on-screen appearance of an image, but had no effect on the printed image - it was basically a placebo for users of QXP.

    Print out your page, that's the real proof you're looking for. If the image(s) in question don't satisfy your needs, you should look to increase the resolution of your source file.

    Don't ever judge your final document until you've evaluated the final source document. TIFF files are great for print files - on-screen files, there's better file types to use.

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