6 Replies Latest reply on Feb 23, 2016 7:29 AM by rob day

    Bitmap images in Indesign appear pixelated when exporting as PDF

    helenp51984502

      When I Export to PDF from Adobe Indesign CS5, bitmap images (with a shadow applied) appear pixelated.  This happens even if I choose No Compression for all images in the PDF settings.  Screenshots below show a 1/4 page as it appears in Indesign, and then as it appears when saved as a PDF file. The word "Alex" at the bottom is a .bmp image:

       

      Screen Shot 2016-02-21 at 4.10.18 PM.png

       

      Screen Shot 2016-02-21 at 4.39.44 PM.png

       

      (On a separate note, colors are also brightened to a great extent. I realize this is a different, complicated issue that I need to read up on to address....)

       

      One thing I have tried after reading these forums is choosing >Edit >Transparency Flattener Presets >High Resolution. Did not seem to help.