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Exporting to PDF Large File Size After Troubleshooting

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Aug 25, 2020

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Hi all,

 

So I'm making a presentation (pitch deck) that will be roughly 8 slides in total. The slides themselves aren't too complicated, around 10 - 15 layers. When I Save As > PDF for a single slide, the PDF is 70mb+.

 

I've looked up almost every forum post on here about getting file size down and tried things like flattening layers or merging layers in the PSD; I've turned off "Layers" before getting into PDF settings; turned off "Preserve Photoshop Editing Capabilities" and it still only reduces the file size by 2MB so it's 68MB+. If I compress the document to an acceptable file size, the quality is horrendous.

 

I've tried virtually every option in the PDF save settings and I can't find a good mix between file quality and file size. Keep in mind this is just one slide and there would be another 7 slides going together.

 

So far my workaround is exporting slides as JPGs then using Acrobat to build the PDF which is working, maybe 5% compression on quality but file size is 600KB. Would just love to know if there is something I'm doing wrong in PS.

 

Thanks

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Exporting to PDF Large File Size After Troubleshooting

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Hi all,

 

So I'm making a presentation (pitch deck) that will be roughly 8 slides in total. The slides themselves aren't too complicated, around 10 - 15 layers. When I Save As > PDF for a single slide, the PDF is 70mb+.

 

I've looked up almost every forum post on here about getting file size down and tried things like flattening layers or merging layers in the PSD; I've turned off "Layers" before getting into PDF settings; turned off "Preserve Photoshop Editing Capabilities" and it still only reduces the file size by 2MB so it's 68MB+. If I compress the document to an acceptable file size, the quality is horrendous.

 

I've tried virtually every option in the PDF save settings and I can't find a good mix between file quality and file size. Keep in mind this is just one slide and there would be another 7 slides going together.

 

So far my workaround is exporting slides as JPGs then using Acrobat to build the PDF which is working, maybe 5% compression on quality but file size is 600KB. Would just love to know if there is something I'm doing wrong in PS.

 

Thanks

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Instead of File > Save As PDF, have you tried File > Print, and select the PDF print driver?

Are you able to post the PSD file so that we can see if we can troubleshoot it?

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