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Sep 17, 2020

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Working on a single source file to export as a .pdf and .html 5. Dozens of images, all screen shots since this is a software IFU. All of the captions were added in FM.

 

This looks great in .PDF.

 

However, the images are too blurry to read the screen content. I can get them to the correct size, but the distiller just shrinks the quallity too much. I am going to have to find a very time consuming workaround if i can't fix this. Any guidance is appreciated. 

 

I did create a distiller setting that does not compress images . . . to no success.

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Blurry Images in .html publish

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Working on a single source file to export as a .pdf and .html 5. Dozens of images, all screen shots since this is a software IFU. All of the captions were added in FM.

 

This looks great in .PDF.

 

However, the images are too blurry to read the screen content. I can get them to the correct size, but the distiller just shrinks the quallity too much. I am going to have to find a very time consuming workaround if i can't fix this. Any guidance is appreciated. 

 

I did create a distiller setting that does not compress images . . . to no success.

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What image file format for import (BMP, PNG, etc?)
What color model (contone, indexed, grayscale, B&W bitmap?)

re: I did create a distiller setting that does not compress images . . . to no success.
The looks-great-in-PDF suggests that the problem is in some other output workflow, perhaps HTML, but maybe eBook, in which case the Distiller settings would not apply.
What would apply is Publish settings. FM by default wants to convert to JPG or PNG for HTML, for example, and there probably are some resampling settings for that.

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Thanks for the response.

 

To my understanding, the Distiller is needed to include the captoins and arrows used in the final images. There is a box to check in the .HTML output settings (see attached), and when i don't check it, no images are produced. in the final output. 

 

When processing the file for .html, the distiller goes through each image in a frame. I clicked on one of the files within the distiller window and it was a perfectly high res .pdf -- but when the process was done, all those images had been downsampled and saved as the .png files i requested and i couldn't find the good versions. Very wierd. 

 

I'm looking around for other settings. Will update.

 

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Are all your images (with captions & arrows) inside anchored frames?

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yes. 

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. . . all are native .png files and i'd like the export to be that way, too. but i'll settle for quality and readability

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What version of FM are you running? Are you all patched up? Check Help > Updates to check.

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Hi

1. I believe the "distiller" here is not the same distiller as PDF.

2. I looked at your settings, Try to clear the settings of Width in Preferred Dimensions and the settings for Maximum dimensions.  Then it might be OK. In Preferred Dimensions select "Maintain Aspect Ratio"

 

If you wish to make responsive HTML, then setting a Preferred Width will make this not responsive

 

 

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