Add image sharpening before output
We should be able to apply sharpening (such as "unsharp masking") to images on the InDesign page.
Currently, the only solution is to place an image, scale it to size in InDesign, and then go back to Photoshop to scale it, resample it (change to proper resolution), and then apply appropriate sharpening… and then go update or re-place it in InDesign. It is very inefficient!
I want InDesign to apply global-sharpening to an image at the proper size, when it outputs to PDF or prints.
Harry Hall commented
This would save a whole heap of time AND storage. The number of versions of images I have to suit a variety of sizes and methods of print that each need their own level of sharpening means that I have Terabytes of space used keeping them.
LinkOptimiser is a brilliant idea . . . but it's MAC only.
And if David B reckons it's a good idea, it kinda is!
Paul Nylander commented
Just as a note for anyone waiting for this still: LinkOptimizer is a plug-in which will do this in InDesign. https://zevrix.com/linkoptimizer/
+1, this would be a very useful feature!
A very useful feature, that is currently missing.
(and GPU acceleration, of course)
David B commented
In response to someone who said PS might be better than ID at doing this, I reply:
InDesign and Photoshop show virtually the same data in virtually the same way. As long as High Quality Display is enabled in InDesign, it looks the same. (There have been times I’ve been zoomed into an image when I’ve lost track of which app I’m in!)
Remember that Photoshop is ALSO showing you a proxy-image at any zoom level other than 100%/Actual Size. I agree that it may be hard to get 100% size in InDesign (because the image has been scaled), but I believe the image-rendering quality in InDesign is plenty good enough to do sharpening for print (which is always a crapshoot anyway due to the vagaries of half toning) and on-screen output (which is also a crapshoot, due to the myriad of devices the document will be displayed on).
Mattias Karlsson Sjöberg commented
I want this as well. It would save me hours in the final phase of a book.