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PNG Export Issue, Just Sometimes 🤷‍♀️

Community Beginner ,
Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021

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Before this week I never encountered this issue, but all of the sudden when exporting PNGs some of the files from the same document are really pixelate but others are fine. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to which ones are bad, some images look perfect others do not. Going back and reexporting the pages individually solves the problem. But, That's a total pain in the ass. What is causing this issue when the export settings are exactly the same and all pages are being exported at once?

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Community Beginner , Sep 27, 2021 Sep 27, 2021
Thanks for all of the suggestions, the most recent update seems to have resolved the issue.

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Sep 15, 2021 Sep 15, 2021

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What version and what OS?

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Sep 15, 2021 Sep 15, 2021

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I'm running 10.14.6 and just checked to see if I was current on updates on Creative Cloud and it looks like there is a new version of ID. I'll install that update and see if the issue. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 15, 2021 Sep 15, 2021

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Try 

File>Export and choose IDML

open the IDML file in InDesign

and then resave to a different file name.

 

Does the issue persist?

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Sep 15, 2021 Sep 15, 2021

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PNG is a raster image. I would not use it if I have the possiblity to choose a diferent one. Where do the PNG com from? Often they have a poor quality. If you have access of an AI or PDF/X-4 use that. If you have a PSD or TIFF or PDP, use that.

I recommend to avoid PNG at all if possible in InDesign.

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Sep 15, 2021 Sep 15, 2021

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I have to disagree, no reason why PNG cannot be used as long as the effective resolution is enough.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 15, 2021 Sep 15, 2021

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The issue is not with USING PNGs, but rather exporting PNGs FROM InDesign. The PNG is being generated by ID, not used in it. It is an export issue.

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Sep 15, 2021 Sep 15, 2021

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I agree there's something more going on.

 

Perhaps a save to idml and open that and see if it persists.

 

Save as new file name

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Sep 15, 2021 Sep 15, 2021

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Would it be possible to share a sample set of pages that we can test?

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Thanks for all of the suggestions, the most recent update seems to have resolved the issue.

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