4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 24, 2010 1:29 PM by 33 Steps RSS

    Quality loss exporting jpeg and PDF to jpeg

    33 Steps Community Member

      Mac OS X Version 10.6.2/2.66 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon/Snow Leopard


      Creative Suite 3


      Trying to get an understanding on why the difference in quality when creating a JPEG from InDesign using 2 different methods.


      1st Method (best quality—Sharp & Crisp):
      InDesign/Export JPEG
      Export settings:
      Quality: Maximum
      Format Method: Baseline
      Resolution (ppi): 300
      Open in PhotoShop/ Save as JPEG


      2nd Method (looks washed out):
      InDesign/Export PDF [High Quality Print]
      Open PDF and Save As JPEG
      I used default settings except changed
      Colorspace: RGB
      Resolution: 300 pixels


      Thank You to all responding!