Sorry for the delay in response.
We’ve reviewed the functions available from Acrobat from the current version back to version 4 (1999) and do not see any options to specify that images be anti-aliased during export. From reviewing feature documents, we don’t believe it existed in any version.
Can you provide an example of Acrobat version and steps to show where an anti-aliasing option was available?
If you can provide steps and versions, we may be able to determine a product change that affected your workflow.
If you have a sample PDF and/or some resulting images that show good and bad results, we might be able to investigate further.
Tariq. Talk about a NON ANSWER and a bad way to approach this. Who cares if it was there or not.
OP clearly stated the issue and the workarounds that have bad workflows.
The fact acrobat can not antialias an exported to jpeg format is bad.
As time goes on acrobat PRO (laughable at this point) becomes more and more irrelevant in the world.
How about adobe actually acknowledges the crap output export to raster is and fix it.
you should be able to export a PDF to a screen size JPG and have text readable. Even powerpoint does that, and that is saying something.
Maybe chat to the indesign team, they don't seem to have an issue making antialiased JPGs from their content.
I want to know if it is being fixed/implemented because if not we will start using a third party PDF handler that does this.
rather than waste any more time googling a solution to fix adobe software that does crap output
found this that works. (i tried about 10 different programs but this worked the best)
FM-PDF PDF to image converter.
this works a charm, yes its something you have to buy. (free for low res)
but look it anti aliases text at any output resolution.
Drag and drop pdf files, batch export. Job done.
If they added watched folders it would be perfect.
You never know, maybe Adobe will update acrobat and i will of wasted my $40.......................
I wasted more than that trying to find a solution in adobe world.
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It is regrettable that you chose to attack Tariq Dar as providing a “non answer.” The fact is that he did respond to the original message which in fact was complaining that somehow the feature for anti-aliased text was “lost” going to Acrobat 10. He alerted a number of us internally to this query and internal research was done to ascertain whether we lost an option or quality along the way.
The result of this was that (1) we ascertained that a feature was not lost along the way and that we never did have an text antialiasing option for any of the image export capabilities of Acrobat - image export was very simple and nothing special was done for text (unlike similar options in other Adobe applications) and (2) support for antialiasing of text was added to a list of features to be considered for implementation in a future Acrobat update.
In terms of Adobe solutions for image creation from PDF files, even the original poster to this thread, Giovanni, acknowledges that this functionality (converting PDF page) to raster image with an antialiasing option does in fact exist in an Adobe product that specializes in image handling, Photoshop!
BTW, if and when PDF export to raster image adds antialiasing support, it will be an option. For many applications, you don't want or need such antialiasing!