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Some EPS files or parts are pixelated or distorted after export through Indesign

Community Beginner ,
Feb 26, 2024 Feb 26, 2024

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Hello! Please help. We are making a book with my colleague that includes over 200 charts and graphs and illustrations. We made them and saved in the default setting of EPS in Illustrator. And it all looked fine both in indesign and Illustrator. We tried to export to High quality PFD to print. And some of the illustrations are distorted like pixelated or just their parts. there is no "rule" to it. Our only idea is we will have to save them all one by one to EPS with High quality transparency setting. But is there any other way, or way to change the resolution in batch.. or export differently, and solve the issue? Thnk you so much! We´re in a time pressure.  I´m putting the examples. We used the default "Save as" setting in the EPS. Vero

 
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Feb 26, 2024 Feb 26, 2024

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If you're composing the book using InDesign I think you would be better off placing Illustrator AI files into the document. PDF is another option. The EPS format does not support transparency and has other limitations compared to PDF.

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Feb 26, 2024 Feb 26, 2024

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Thank You! We have a lot of the illustrations with some sort of transparency effects (shadows, fogn clouds..). We will try to batch save the eps to ai and place them again. 

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Feb 26, 2024 Feb 26, 2024

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The original art files were Illustrator AI format files, correct? If so it would be better to place those. I hope I'm not misunderstanding; re-saving EPS files in AI format probably won't do any good because any transparency effects in EPS files would already be flattened or simulated.

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Feb 26, 2024 Feb 26, 2024

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Well, weve had them in eps from last edition of the book, and now updated numbers and drawings? My colleague now tried to resave some to aí, só far it has worked and doesn't seem to cause pixelation when exporting.I will try to post the eps file example when on computer again. Thank you! 

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If you saved them as eps from Illustrator, you probably also saved the Illustrator part in the eps file.

Saving the .eps again as .ai will let you keep all the effects and transparancy you used to create the file.

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