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Can't import a PDF with a distorted background containing currency into Photoshop AND resizing

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Oct 05, 2022 Oct 05, 2022

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Photoshop 23.5.1

Mac OS X 12.6


Step 1 - Create an page layout in inDesign with currency as a background. This currency image is black & white and distorted.

Step 2 - Export the layout as a PDF

Step 3 - Import the PDF into Photoshop AND resize to 1,500 pixels

Step 4 - All pages import except for the one with distorted currency - "This application does not support the printing of banknote images."



1) The stock image of currency, in full colour, opens in Photoshop with no issue.

2) I can export the page in question as a JPEG from inDesign and import into Photoshop with no issues.

3) I can import the PDF with no issues if I do not resize it on import.

4) I can import the PDF with no issues if I resize it to around 1,600 pixels or higher on import.


The issue ONLY happens when this PDF is imported and resized to under 1,600 pixels.


Screenshot of the error message and the layout.

Bug Unresolved






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