Images within InDesign file getting corrupted

Community Beginner ,
Jun 10, 2020 Jun 10, 2020

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I'm new with Adobe CC. Recently, I inserted (Ctrl + D) about 40 illustrations into an InDesign file. When I opened the same file a few days later, I found two illustrations pixelated (or corrupted). One heavily, another mildly. I wonder what might be the reason. It's been an unwanted hassle replacing these illustrations. Below is a image before and after the corruption:

 

Before corruptionBefore corruptionAfter corruptionAfter corruption

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 11, 2020 Jun 11, 2020
Check the Links panel.

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Community Beginner , Jun 12, 2020 Jun 12, 2020
Thanks. Now I know the underlying reason. It's all in the links. I didn't even know that unlike Photoshop or Illustrator, the contents in any given InDesign file actually link to the files in other locations and when I delete or move something from the original location, InDesign is unable to show it. It's all in the links!!!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 10, 2020 Jun 10, 2020

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First, check the display performance in the View menu: is it on Typical or High quality?

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 11, 2020 Jun 11, 2020

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Thanks for the question. It was High quality. It's to note that both the images that I shared in this thread are taken from 2 pdf files created out of the same Indesign file with a gap of a few days. So, it's not the matter of View > High Quality.

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Check the Links panel.

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Thanks. Now I know the underlying reason. It's all in the links. I didn't even know that unlike Photoshop or Illustrator, the contents in any given InDesign file actually link to the files in other locations and when I delete or move something from the original location, InDesign is unable to show it. It's all in the links!!!

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