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Strange Colors when viewing my PDF in Acrobat Profesh

Jan 5, 2013 6:23 PM

Tags: #color #acrobat #pdf #professional #strange

I just finished an image in Indesign and viewed my saved PDF in Acrobat Professional and this is the color difference that I saw:

 

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Strange... Anyone know why? I'm hesitant to send this to my client because I am afraid that it won't be the right color on her end either...

 

Thanks for any help you can offer,

Sarah

 
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    Jan 5, 2013 7:40 PM   in reply to sarahpeller

    Are you sure it's the wrong color? Are there spot colors or duotones involved here?

     

    In InDesign, turn on overprint preview to compare.

     

    Bob

     
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    Jan 5, 2013 8:24 PM   in reply to sarahpeller

    Looks pretty strange to me. Like profile mismatches in the cider label image and possibly ID...and into the PDF.

     

    Mike

     
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    Jan 6, 2013 6:52 AM   in reply to sarahpeller

    Try using the PDF/X-4 preset when you export.

     
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    Jan 6, 2013 3:06 PM   in reply to sarahpeller

    What is the color mode of the label image?

     

    Waht is the transparency blend space? (Edit > Transparency Blend Space)

     

    Is suspect transparency on the page, a mismatch, and export to a flattened PDF version.

     
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    Jan 6, 2013 3:43 PM   in reply to sarahpeller

    Although it says unsynchronized, ID and Photoshop are, in fact, using the same settings. These settings are only defaults, however, and are probably not the source of your problem.

     
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    Jan 7, 2013 5:59 AM   in reply to sarahpeller

    Can you package and post the spread somewhere so we can take a look?

     
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