Exporting JPG and PNG (curved text is jaggy)

Explorer ,
Aug 26, 2022 Aug 26, 2022

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Hi there, 

 

Can anyone tell me why my curved text is exporting jaggy?

 

The curved text is saved as an AI file. Place in InDesign, and then exported as a jpg or png. It's a digital ad, that's why it's been exported in those formats. Anti-Alias is checked already. Just the curved text is jaggy. See the screesnshot. ThanksScreen Shot 2022-08-26 at 7.37.51 AM.png

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Community Expert , Aug 26, 2022 Aug 26, 2022

Any raster format is jaggy. Exporting from InDesign is also with less quality as it would be done in Photoshop.

When you need a raster file, export the file as PDF/X-4 and open it in Photoshop and save it as any raster file you want.

Another method would be, export the file in Illustrator in SVG and use that in the internet.

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Community Expert , Aug 26, 2022 Aug 26, 2022

This. If you must export from ID, do it in a vector format, then convert to a raster format in a tool that's good at it. If, for some reason, you must export to raster from ID, export to a higher resolution and then use Photoshop or a similar tool to scale the image down as needed.

 

As Willi notes, ID is not very good at the raster image exports, and this gets multiplied when users try to do a design and then save it in web-ad and web-banner sizes. Export to that sub-100 PPI exposes ID's limita

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Any raster format is jaggy. Exporting from InDesign is also with less quality as it would be done in Photoshop.

When you need a raster file, export the file as PDF/X-4 and open it in Photoshop and save it as any raster file you want.

Another method would be, export the file in Illustrator in SVG and use that in the internet.

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This. If you must export from ID, do it in a vector format, then convert to a raster format in a tool that's good at it. If, for some reason, you must export to raster from ID, export to a higher resolution and then use Photoshop or a similar tool to scale the image down as needed.

 

As Willi notes, ID is not very good at the raster image exports, and this gets multiplied when users try to do a design and then save it in web-ad and web-banner sizes. Export to that sub-100 PPI exposes ID's limitations at this process. Export to 300PPI, and then use Photoshop's more capable tools to scale it down to web dimensions. Tweaks with export settings, blur, sharpening etc. can produce a very acceptable result even for relatively small final graphics.

 

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Thank you. Previously I had tried export a high-res PDF and then when I opened it in Photoshop at 72dpi, then saved as jpg or png and got the same jaggy result. So know I took the same high-res pdf, but opened it in Photoshop at 300dpi, then reduced it to 72 dpi and the result is great.

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You should export as PDF/X-4.

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Hi @katielady1 , JPEG Exports for InDesign have some known quality issues with placed objects. You can try this JPEG Export script, which exports via PDF and can improve the quality of placed objects, but the Resolution you choose will still have an affect:

 

https://shared-assets.adobe.com/link/e62626e4-9f44-45a3-6da0-0a1b51e8ecbf

 

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Thank you!

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It also looks like some of the text isn’t being Anti-Aliased. Here the text is saved out of Illustrator and placed in ID—the top export is with AA checked and the bottom is with AA unchecked.

 

Is the AI file linked (not pasted), and is the Link Status Normal?

 

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Yes, it's linked. Link status is normal. Not copy and pasted and anti-alias is checked. Thanks!

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