Different page duration can be done in InDesign! I don't know now the English Term, in German the panel is in the Window > Interactivity Section and named „Seitenübergänge”.
High Qualit Print PDF is not a good selection for screen PDFs. Use PDF interactive.
But your workflow would not end up in decreased image quality.
What is the effective resolution of your images?
What is the size of your PDF?
What is the size of your screen? Or do you view them on a Retina Display.
Thanks for your help,
I cannot seem to find an English version of Seitenübergänge in Interactive
panel. I have exported as Interactive PDF where I have set
page durations for 10 seconds, but it does not have an option to set
individual page durations for individual pages.
The answers to your other questions:
Effective resolution of your images: Lots of different sizes
Size of PDF: 2.2 MB
Screen size Retina display
MAC OS: OS X Yosemite.
On Sat Dec 06 2014 at 3:52:19 PM Willi Adelberger <email@example.com>
The possibility to set individual page’s duration was an error on my side. But nothing the less, I would recommend to start with an interactive PDF and with the default duration and change it after the export to the wanted time.
When you say that Acrobat is degrading your images, are the images ok, when you export them from InDesign?
Be aware that High Resolution Displays have a higher resolution and that many images may look pixelated even if they would look phantastic on a normal display. So you have to set an effective resolution by a real size of full screen view which is much higher, as the retina displays have a resolution between 220 and 400 pixels per Inch.
What file type are your images in InDesign?
And with PDF size I meant here the width and height of the pages.
The images are fine when I export them from Indesign. My default PDF viewer
is Preview, and the images are very clear and not blurry.
It is when I open the PDF in Acrobat and Reader that they become heavy and
blurry. It would usually not matter, but as the images are of architectural
drawings, they do need to be very clear and precise. I am very surprised
that Mac Preview seems to be better than an Adobe product!
On Sat Dec 06 2014 at 4:26:42 PM Willi Adelberger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
You should be aware, that Apple Preview is not a reliable PDF viewer, it does only support a sub selection of the PDF standard, don't use it to proof PDFs.
You talk your images become heavy, what does it mean? Can you show us a screen shot?
What kind of images are they? Photos or drawings?
Drawings? Vectors or Pixels? What file type did you use? EPS? Don't us it!
Is transparency envolved? How? Or how not?
In your Acrobat Preferences turn off Enhance Thin Lines in the Page Display tab and see if that helps.