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  • Indesign to PDF - compression issue?

    I have to make this interactive PDF for a class I'm taking. It's basically a mailer of my portfolio in CD format. The problem is that all my images look perfectly fine in InDesign, but when I export into PDF all my images look fuzzy. I've played with the compression settings in the Export to PDF, but what am I doing wrong? Please Help!!!

  • #2
    Need more info. Are this vector or raster art? What are you transparency flattener settings? What are your PDF export settings?
    Ned Yeung, A.C.E.
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    cyclopsphoto.ca

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    • #3
      Did you save the pdf as press or high quality?

      did you scale your images?- if so are they at least 150 - 300 dpi?

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      • #4
        Raster. 72dpi (which maybe that's the problem).

        I don't know the answer to the Transparency Flattener settings.

        PDF Export Settings: High Quality Print

        Color Images: Don't Downsample; Compression: None

        Grayscale: Bicubic downsampling to 300 ppi for images above 450ppi; Compression: Auto (Jpeg) Image Quality: Maximum

        Monochrome Images: Bicubic downsampling to 1200 ppi for 1800ppi; Compression: CCITT Group 4

        Both Compress Text and Line Art and Crop Image Data Frames are checked off.


        I've been fiddling with all of the settings, but I believe that's the last way I saved it. The problem is mainly with the thumb nails I created, those are 72dpi, I'll try re-making them and see what happens.

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        • #5
          72dpi is definately definately your problem.

          Do you have the original high resolution (300dpi) images? If you resave a 72dpi image as a 300dpi it will still look like poop.
          It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" ľ Winnie the Pooh

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          • #6
            Yeah, I have all the original images. I think I was trying to cut corners and just grab everything from the website I already made.

            Since I started swapping them out with the higher dpi stuff things be looking up.

            I'm chalking this one up to a late night freak out, when the answer was so obvious! d'oh.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by budafist
              Do you have the original high resolution (300dpi) images? If you resave a 72dpi image as a 300dpi it will still look like poop.
              Actually, they look worse. All you do is amplify the pixelization.
              Ned Yeung, A.C.E.
              mediamainline.com
              cyclopsphoto.ca

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