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Trouble creating PDF from PS

New Here ,
Sep 28, 2019 Sep 28, 2019

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Hello.  I'm trying to create a PDF from mulitple image files in Photoshop via Automate.  I've done this before and it has worked.  Now when I do it, I'm getting the error messages

 

Unable to include 1 file(s) because they are not image files, are too large, or are PDF files not created by Photoshop.

 

Cannot create a PDF Presentation with no images.  (But there are images)

 

PDF Presentation was cancelled.

 

Thanks in advance!  I have no idea what to do and see nothing on the web for this issue.

 

Morgan 

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Community Expert , Sep 28, 2019 Sep 28, 2019

What type of files are you using? If you do have large psd files, it's best to move all the files you want to use into another folder, and flatten them, and maybe size them down, so PS doesn't freeze. I had to do that with a PDF presentation that I was making.

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What type of files are you using? If you do have large psd files, it's best to move all the files you want to use into another folder, and flatten them, and maybe size them down, so PS doesn't freeze. I had to do that with a PDF presentation that I was making.

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Ah. I've created huge files somehow. I'm self taught whichI should really rectify. I think when I created my template, I may have inadvertently made selections (like 32-bit) in which each background is about 70 MB. My actual images which I am placing on the background are only about 3-4 MB. I'm doing this for a self published book written by my mother. Do you have a recommendation on changing the file settings so that the files are smaller but will still print ok?

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I found where to change it to 16-bit but honestly, I'm not even really sure what this means. It did reduce the file size by about 30 MB.

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If you mean the choices on the Image > Mode menu, the bits there are about how much tonal detail you can store, per channel, in a pixel. In the real world: If you shoot a JPEG photo with your camera it will have 8 bits per channel; 8bpc is the most widely used and a typical setting for a family or small business project. Professionals might edit at 16bpc for more quality, but those files are twice as big. 32bpc is the least commonly used, mostly for extremely wide dynamic range images like HDR, CGI scenes in Hollywood, etc.

 

For your mother's book, 32bps is way out there, 16bpc is probably still a bit much, and 8bpc is probably just right.

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Frankly, I would just select all the files, run them through Image Processor to cut the size down and flatten them into a new folder, then make the pdf. It's another step, but pretty easy.

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Jan 27, 2023 Jan 27, 2023

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I was searching for a solution for the same problem, I found that this option called "Compatibility" can be the solution if you choose a more recent version like Acrobat 9/10 (PDF 1.7+)

Hope it can be helpful to others.

 

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