Reader is just going to view what you have. It doesn't "save" anything (unless it's a form that has been specially enabled using Acrobat).
Maybe you can be a little more descriptive about what you are doing and what the result is. ""Washes out my content" doesn't mean much. What is the content, what is being "washed out" and how are you creating the PDF's are some goos places to start.
I have a 2-page InDesign newsletter that I want to send to my
membership in .pdf format. When printing from InDesign, the text is
clear and bright; the semi-bolds are clearly semi-bold. From
InDesign, I have exported the file in .pdf format. When loading
that .pdf file into Adobe Reader and printing it, the bolds, semi-
bolds, and regular text is all much lighter than the original, the
regular being a light gray. The .jpg photos are also somewhat lighter
and not as clear.
Ok that's better.
It's probably nothing to do with Reader but more to do with the way you have your color controls set in the export function of InDesign.
So when you export from ID, under Export to PDF>Output>Color, what are your settings?
No Color Conversion.
My other choices are: Convert to Destination or Convert to Destination
As an experiment, try setting Color conversion to "Convert to Destination" then Destination as sRGB IEC61966-2.1.
Under "profile inclusion policy set "Include destination profile".
Much improved - thanks ~graffiti!
I found the answer to the compressing of the printout in the Adobe
Reader print profile, so I'm all set now. Much appreciated.
You're welcome. Glad that worked out for you.