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insert a TIFF into a PDF_showing all of Photoshops edits

Aug 7, 2012 9:03 AM

Hi All,

I was trying to create a PDF with some modified TIFFs.

The TIFFs were opened, manipulated and flattened in Photoshop to reduce file size.

I then took a few TIFFs and tryed to create a new PDF.

When the PDF was created I zoomed into one of the pages.

Noticed that the Photoshop editing has shown thru (all of the good and removed editing).

It was like all of the Photoshop editing had come thru, all though I had flattened the image at its final output.


I then tryed to create another PDF.

I took the flattened TIFF images and saved them as PDFs in Photoshop.

This helped.  However, the file size was super huge.

The 'reduce file size' destroyed the clarity of the pictures.


Is there a way to create a PDF from flattened TIFFs without all of the Photoshop edits to come along?





Acrobat 10

Photoshop CS5

Windows 7 HP x64

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    Aug 7, 2012 9:06 AM   in reply to c_starsky

    What you're describing does not make sense - the pixels in a TIFF file are what they are, there's no "history". You will only see in the PDF what is exported from Photoshop, so that's where the mistake has happened. Are you exporting the layer pyramid?

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    Aug 12, 2012 12:15 PM   in reply to c_starsky

    You can't include attachments. You need to use the camera icon in the editor window to include screen captures (usually JPEGs).

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    Aug 13, 2012 12:23 AM   in reply to c_starsky

    If you wish to share sample files with us (privacy and copyright permitting) then you'll need to post them to a sharing site (, dropbox, etc.) and reply with a link.

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    Sep 20, 2012 4:17 PM   in reply to c_starsky

    The designer always has sharper eyes for a problem than anyone else. They look the same to me. What should I be looking for?

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    Sep 21, 2012 12:28 AM   in reply to Test Screen Name

    This is a Ps question and not related to Acrobat, so I have moved it to the correct forum.

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