3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 6, 2013 9:20 AM by groove25

    PDF dimensions 4x bigger than PNG's

    123JulienA

      Hello,

       

      I'm working on a print document from Fireworks CS6.

      The file in Fireworks is

      sizeinFW.jpg

       

      When I export the file in PDF suddenly the file size becomes 4 times bigger. From: 4.13 inches to 43.75 and from 10.57 inches to 111.92.

      sizeinPDF.jpg

       

      Is there anything I'm doing wrong here?

       

      Thanks a lot,
      Julien

        • 1. Re: PDF dimensions 4x bigger than PNG's
          groove25 Level 4

          As I recall, Fireworks' PDF output doesn't respect the print resolution PPI setting. It looks at the total number of pixels, and prints at 72ppi.

           

          With that in mind, you may want to create a copy of the document at a lower resolution (72ppi) and print from that, to obtain the correct size. It won't have the resolution you want though. Alternatively, perhaps there's a method outside of Fireworks for modifying the PPI of the original PDF to obtain the correct size and the full resolution.

           

          Another strategy would be to export pages as full-resolution PNGs, and then assemble them into a PDF outside of Fireworks.

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          • 2. Re: PDF dimensions 4x bigger than PNG's
            123JulienA Level 1

            Hi Groove25,

             

            Thanks for your quick reply.

            I really need it to be at least 300dpi so I think I'll go with the final option.

             

            Would you know any software (on Mac even better ) like this?

             

            Thanks again,

            Julien

            • 3. Re: PDF dimensions 4x bigger than PNG's
              groove25 Level 4

              Sorry, not really. I tend to use Preview for PDF-related stuff.

               

              Another strategy might be to open the Fireworks file in Illustrator and print from there.