rasterize pdf in indesign

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I am searching for a way to use pdfs in indesign and to rasterize them there. Now I am opening them before in photoshop to rasterize them. I only need the pdf-image rasterized not the whole page or the hole file, is there any way to do that faster in indesign only without a second program?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 09, 2021 Jul 09, 2021
You can force rasters when you export an InDesign page with placed PDFs or vectors as a flattened PDF (Acrobat 4). Try creating a Flattener preset with a low Raster/Vector Balance (0 will rasterize the entire ID page), something like this: Add a transparent object anywhere on the spread and export to PDF/X-1a with the custom Flattener preset selected in the Advanced tab:

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Why not export the PDF in Acrobat Pro? You can do multiple pages at once or create an action to do dozens/hundreds of files at once. Then import the image into InDesign. 

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Thanks for the answer: There are two problems: it is again a 2 program work

second: Acrobat pro tells me that there is no image to export when I want to export the pdf as png. That is correct because it is a vector drawing so it does not solve the problem.

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I think it is a misunderstanding: I need the whole pdf which is a vector drawing rasterized to layout it in indesign and I am searching for a way to rasterize it in indesign itself

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Publishing is a multi-program process. InDesign can do a lot of things but not everything. That being said, there may be a script that can process the image in the background.

 

I'm referring to exporting the entire PDF page as an image. It won't matter what is on the page--vector or otherwise. If you are dealing with very thin lines, they could be dropping out, but Acrobat has a feature to thicken the lines beforehand. 

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Thanks for the quick answers! I am gonna try it

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Let me (us) know if you still have problems.

 

The Fix Hairlines tool is under the Print Production category in Acrobat Pro.

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You can force rasters when you export an InDesign page with placed PDFs or vectors as a flattened PDF (Acrobat 4).

 

Try creating a Flattener preset with a low Raster/Vector Balance (0 will rasterize the entire ID page), something like this:

 

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Add a transparent object anywhere on the spread and export to PDF/X-1a with the custom Flattener preset selected in the Advanced tab:

 

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Thank you! Both options work for me!

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