I need to send a Press Quality PDF to print ASAP, when I export out my InDesign file (I have an 18mb image on my ad) and select Press Quality as my PDF setting - once it exports out the file size is only 600kb! Can anyone help me and tell me what I need to do to sort this problem out?
I have never come across this problem before on other versions of InDesign and I send things to print all the time! I think there could be something wrong with the PDF settings? I don't know but help!
The PDF is probably fine.
Did you scale down or crop the image? Remember that Press Quality downsamples and uses jpeg compression on images, as well as clipping the data to the frame, so if the effective resolution of your image is more than 450, or you cropped it, the PDF will have less data, and it could be quit a bit smaller after compression.
Hi thanks for this, it was an error on my part the image was not high res enough.