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jpeg vs. pdf vs. png?

Mar 23, 2012 8:49 PM

Tags: #jpeg #pdf #cs5.5 #dps #png #ipad #indesign #import #folio #digital #indesign_cs5.5 #format #layout #interactive #magazine #article #digital_publishing_suite

what are the pro's and con's of the different formats?

 

would pdf's make for a smaller size download? do all support interactivity? video? audio? hyperlinks?

 

thanks for any help!

 
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    Mar 24, 2012 5:09 AM   in reply to sttmsam

    PDF is smaller and the text is sharper, even when zoomed in.

     

     

     

    Files are smaller but there is no support for it on the desktop viewer nor on Android or Kindle Fire.

     

     

     

    If you use that format on pages with interactivity, the interactive portions will still be rasterized.

     

     

     

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    Mar 26, 2012 10:19 PM   in reply to sttmsam

    You can mix and match articles with different image formats in a folio.

     
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    Mar 27, 2012 4:03 AM   in reply to Bob Bringhurst

    Mixing and matching formats seems impossible when your importing multiple articles to a folio. My average folio contains around 40 articles in both orientations. I generally add a batch to the folio using "import multiple articles", however you loose the option to assign formats, which I can understand but it seems impossible to change the format once imported in into the builder. Seems like the only way to mix and match is to import each orientation sepeartly and for me thats over 80 imports I'd have to do to take advantage of this.

     
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    Oct 3, 2012 10:46 AM   in reply to Yellow Christian

    There should be option for format setting in sidecar. we are missing this too.

     

    btw, what are real life cons for jpeg folio?

     
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    Oct 3, 2012 10:54 AM   in reply to Martin Lér

    And a tag  for setting "Protection" for the web viewer!

     
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    Oct 3, 2012 10:55 AM   in reply to Mike Lipson

    Oh yes, i need this too!

     

    3. 10. 2012 v 19:54, Mike Lipson <forums@adobe.com>:

     

     

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    Oct 3, 2012 11:54 AM   in reply to Martin Lér

    JPEG folios will render much slower than any of the other options given how iOS decodes JPEG images. If you are targeting iPad, you should use PDF.

     

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    Oct 3, 2012 11:54 AM   in reply to Martin Lér

    And yes, there should be a setting for this in the sidecar.xml file

     

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    Oct 3, 2012 12:03 PM   in reply to Neil Enns - Adobe

    Interesting, and i can't agree - PDF is according to our experience slower than JPG and we have issues with overlays.

     

    Just tested it again just now and really would like to know more about this "much slower". Only issue which i can see is with long articles with smooth scrolling.

     

    We tested JPEG because we are looking for best size/quality/performance. But seems that JPEG have no issues, it's fast (iPad 1) and small. Size simillar to PDF, cca 20 % smaller then PNG, and working MUCH better then PDF. PDF is nightmare (absenting support elsewhere then in iOS reader - desktop, Android, folio producer on web...).

     
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    Oct 3, 2012 12:15 PM   in reply to Martin Lér

    What issues are you seeing with overlays in the PDF documents you created?

     

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