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Adobe XD exports bloated PDFs, why?

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Sep 12, 2019

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Yep. That's my basic question. We still route PDFs for reviews in many situations for many reasons I won't go into here.

 

Now it may be that we just need to use low rez photos in our mockups. For example, I mocked up an html email design that is 600px by 3320px. It has one large photo [540 x 270] and two smaller photos [90 x 90 each]. There are also a couple of svg files places — logo, small icon art. When I make a PDF of this file, it is over 55mb. Even after optimizing it for mobile, it's still 51mb.

 

Why? Thanks.

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@Paul_Bunyar :hundred_points:it's not that Adobe didn't invent the Portable Document Format (PDF) in '93 – they maybe just forgot about looking left/right (Indesign/Illustrator/Acrobat Export etc.) when implementing PDF Export to XD 🤣

 

At the moment it's easier to Export JPG/PNG and then, with 1 click create a single PDF inside Acrobat.

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Adobe XD exports bloated PDFs, why?

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Yep. That's my basic question. We still route PDFs for reviews in many situations for many reasons I won't go into here.

 

Now it may be that we just need to use low rez photos in our mockups. For example, I mocked up an html email design that is 600px by 3320px. It has one large photo [540 x 270] and two smaller photos [90 x 90 each]. There are also a couple of svg files places — logo, small icon art. When I make a PDF of this file, it is over 55mb. Even after optimizing it for mobile, it's still 51mb.

 

Why? Thanks.

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Correct answer by Toughmedia | Adobe Community Professional

@Paul_Bunyar :hundred_points:it's not that Adobe didn't invent the Portable Document Format (PDF) in '93 – they maybe just forgot about looking left/right (Indesign/Illustrator/Acrobat Export etc.) when implementing PDF Export to XD 🤣

 

At the moment it's easier to Export JPG/PNG and then, with 1 click create a single PDF inside Acrobat.

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Hi Paul_Bunyar,

 

I understand that it could be frustrating, this feedback has been already been raised here: - https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/16653397-pdf-expor... Please feel free upvote it and share your comments as well. I'll raise it to the developement team. 

Thanks,

Atul_Saini

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@Paul_Bunyar :hundred_points:it's not that Adobe didn't invent the Portable Document Format (PDF) in '93 – they maybe just forgot about looking left/right (Indesign/Illustrator/Acrobat Export etc.) when implementing PDF Export to XD 🤣

 

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