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    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.


    • #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?


      • #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.


        • #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?" Winnie the Pooh


          • #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.


            • #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.






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