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Exported PDF color looks different than the working INDD doc

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Sep 27, 2020

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Color Conversion set to No Color Conv.  High Quality Press or Smallest file size both export the color different than the setting in the working INDD doc.  The result is just duller, more peach than pink.  The left side of the attached screenshot is the INDD the right side is the High Quality Press PDF.  

 

What am i missing here?  

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Exported PDF color looks different than the working INDD doc

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Color Conversion set to No Color Conv.  High Quality Press or Smallest file size both export the color different than the setting in the working INDD doc.  The result is just duller, more peach than pink.  The left side of the attached screenshot is the INDD the right side is the High Quality Press PDF.  

 

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- Are your color management setting within Acrobat the same as in InDesign and the same as within your document?
- Did you enabled overprint preview both in InDesign and Acrobat? (sorry, have to ask ;))
- Did you embed profiles?

- Try exporting a PDF/X4 to make sure the document get shown with the correct output intent.

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Thank you for the reply.

And please ask anything that will help.  

My client uses Preview to review the doc and we are not sendimgn to the printer.  It will be reviewed online mostly (so exported smallest file size), with an option to download and print for those who want to (the high quality print version i attached screenshots of) Both have the same color issue.  So since we can't control what people do with their printers that doc is less of a concern.  The screen view is the main issue.  Also- when each page is exported to PNG the color looks correct.  so it's somethign to do with the PDF export. 

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My client uses Preview to review the doc and we are not sendimgn to the printer

 

If your PDF is just for review in either Preview or a browser, set your Output tab to convert all color to sRGB and flatten transparency:

 

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Thank you this seems to have helped. 

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Hi WeAreLumens,

you said: "Color Conversion set to No Color Conv. "

What do you hope to achieve with that "setting"?

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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I am asking for help with a color discrepancy - the appearance of color to be consistent between the indd doc and the exported pdf.  I explained in detail above in the original post and additional conversations. If you think this setting is the issue please elaborte.  

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If you Export with No Color Conversion, the exported PDF can contain a mix of objects with different color modes, all of which may or may not have color profiles embedded. If there are objects with no embedded profiles there’s no way of knowing how a PDF reader will handle the colors’ previews.

 

When you set the conversion to a uniform color space and include a profile, you have a better chance of lower end PDF viewers, like browsers, correctly displaying the color.

 

Also if you work in InDesign with Overprint Preview turned on and want an equivalent CMYK preview in the PDF reader, check Simulate Overprint.

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Very helpful - thank you so much!

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