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Mystery line added to PNGs exported out of INDD

New Here ,
Dec 02, 2022 Dec 02, 2022

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I have a document that has a single TIFF/PSD per page, 35 in total. Each image has been scaled to the others in InDesign, which is why I can't just save out of the original linked files in Photoshop. Each page/image needs to be exported as a PNG with a transparent background. The products have a drop shadow created in the original file. When I export them out of InDesign as jpgs, this issue doesn't arise. But as PNGs, most of the images are exporting with a black line in the drop shadow. Not the same length or width, that changes image to image. I tried several attempts and even which file gets this mystery line seems to randomize.
I checked the usual suspects, looking at the frame and the contents, accidental strokes, I also removed all guides and margins. I tried on a different computer as well. Same crappy result.
Using InDesign 18.0 on an iMac (24-inch, M1, 2021) running Monterey 12.6.

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Dec 02, 2022 Dec 02, 2022

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That line looks like it corresponds with the margin. Can you set the margin to 0 an see if it still happens?

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Dec 03, 2022 Dec 03, 2022

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Thanks for responding I thought of that too, so I did put the margins at zero and tried again. Same result. 

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Dec 03, 2022 Dec 03, 2022

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Hi @Aron25216856zst9 , Could you share the InDesign page and the placed PSD that are causing the problem? You can just attach the .indd page and .psd to your reply.

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Dec 03, 2022 Dec 03, 2022

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Unfortunately, I cannot share that stuff as it's work for a client and the images are embargoed. It's also why I cropped those screenshots so tight

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Dec 03, 2022 Dec 03, 2022

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Will be difficult to troubleshoot without an example. Have you tried exporting a PDF/X-4 and opening the PDF in Photoshop?

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Dec 05, 2022 Dec 05, 2022

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The black line doesn't appear when I export an X4

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