Linked illustrator vector graphics look blurry as sh*t with the Publish Online function

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Why is it when an an indesign document is shared for review, all linked illustrator or creative cloud linked vectors are preserved as vectors, but the moment you publish the document online those assets are converted to low-resolution raster graphics? Even the "high resoltuion" option of 144 PPI with JPG set to maximum makes the the vectors look tragically aweful.

 

Anybody else notice this joke of a development? I expect better.

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Linked illustrator vector graphics look blurry as sh*t with the Publish Online function

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Why is it when an an indesign document is shared for review, all linked illustrator or creative cloud linked vectors are preserved as vectors, but the moment you publish the document online those assets are converted to low-resolution raster graphics? Even the "high resoltuion" option of 144 PPI with JPG set to maximum makes the the vectors look tragically aweful.

 

Anybody else notice this joke of a development? I expect better.

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Hi Matthew,

Publish Online is working that way from day one. Nothing channged over the years.

I think most of the users of that feature know this:

With the exception of editable text ( that is converted to vector SVG outlines ) all other elements on a page, placed PDFs or AI graphics included, also native InDesign graphic frames, are rendered to pixel images.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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I think you're expecting too much from this. The purpose of this platform is to share documents that will be viewed on screen devices. There are some online-publishing platforms may have the option to view on screen (rasterized) or to download a full pdf, some not. As for Publish Online, if there are specfic detailed graphics being rendered unreadable, you can trick it to render higher, but on an object-to-object basis. There's a good article on creativepro about this if you search it up.

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Using the same settings you mentioned, my quality is very good. (Normally, I would use PNG.)

Below is an example of an AI and EPS file. I put a screen capture in the lower right so you can see what they looked like in InDesign. 

Here is the link: https://indd.adobe.com/view/c14a0915-82d6-475d-b905-4bf9a869e878

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I've never had any problem with Illustrator files, they usually look really sharp in Publish Online. Can you post an indd file with the problem images? p.s. no reason to use EPS, just .ai file format is fine. 

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I don't use EPS file normally, but I wanted to show that it wasn't an issue with vector formats, not just AI files. 

(Yes, I know that EPS can also be raster, but my example wasn't.)

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