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png comes out pixelated in PDF

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Sep 09, 2022 Sep 09, 2022

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hello, i'm creating a portfolio PDF in indesign, which has my logo shown in two different sizes on the title page, the smaller one in the top right corner always comes out slightly pixelated though, i've changed the resolution of the exported PNG to 300 dpi (from AI) that it's linked to but still comes out pixelated, any ideas?

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Contributor , Sep 09, 2022 Sep 09, 2022

they were vectors, it finally worked by closing/reopening acrobat , thanks for the help

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Sep 09, 2022 Sep 09, 2022

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Don't use PNG. You write that your logo comes from Illustrator. Use the AI instead.

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Sep 09, 2022 Sep 09, 2022

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thanks for your reply but i don't understand, "AI" is Adobe Illustrator to me, that's where i designed it

 

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Sep 09, 2022 Sep 09, 2022

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Right, so in InDesign, choose File > Place and place the .ai file. Why on Earth would you rasterize it?

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Sep 09, 2022 Sep 09, 2022

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Save the Illustrator File as AI or PDF/X-4 and place this file. PNG makes no sense here.

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Sep 09, 2022 Sep 09, 2022

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Hi @nadrojxinnam ,

your logo is easy enough to draw it in a couple of minutes.

Use a vector graphic for it instead of a PNG pixel file.

 

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Uwe Laubender
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@nadrojxinnam said: ""AI" is Adobe Illustrator to me, that's where i designed it"

Perfect. Then either copy the paths over to InDesign or save the vector graphic as Illustrator file with PDF enabled and place the Illustrator file. Do not use the PNG file format.

 

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Uwe Laubender
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i understand now, but i tried both PDF and .ai file and it still comes out looking exactly the same . . 

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Are the forms vectors in Illustrator?

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Sep 09, 2022 Sep 09, 2022

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Have you tried printing the PDF?

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they were vectors, it finally worked by closing/reopening acrobat , thanks for the help

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If you are exporting a PDF and overwriting an open PDF with the same name, you have to close and reopen the file in order to see the changes.

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Sep 09, 2022 Sep 09, 2022

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Have you got your indesign view preferences set to low resolution? 
Right click off page > Display Performace > High Quality

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Drag the illustrator file (.ai) into your InDesign document, instead of using the png.
You shouldn't need to export it to be able to place it onto your InDesign page.

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