PDFs are low-res when output settings are hi-res

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Re: PDFs are low-res when output settings are hi-res

Postby Fin » 21 Jun 2017, 09:48

Thx Mike. Quick update that Quark is looking into this for me at the moment which is great news. I tried several other outputs but no joy and a Quark service engineer came on my machine and did their best to get it to work as well but only got the same results. They are doing further tests and will get back to me. Fingers crossed!
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Re: PDFs are low-res when output settings are hi-res

Postby grumpiestt » 22 Jun 2017, 07:45

I've just checked and the same seems to be happening to me: photos imported into QXP 2017 documents at 300dpi or more are coming out at around 120dpi in the PDF.

This is when I print to Postscript and use Distiller (my usual procedure). I've just done a few tests and it doesn't seem to be happening if I use one of the built-in Quark Export to PDF functions.

Swift clarification would be welcome.
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Re: PDFs are low-res when output settings are hi-res

Postby Sergio62 » 22 Jun 2017, 11:15

Hi, very strange here are some screenshots made by XPress 2017 -> Distiller.

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Re: PDFs are low-res when output settings are hi-res

Postby max.peter » 22 Jun 2017, 11:16

You could check the settings used in Distiller. If the images in exported PDF from QuarkXPress are good, this is the only answer I can find.
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Re: PDFs are low-res when output settings are hi-res

Postby UtahLlama » 22 Jun 2017, 11:32

Have you tried creating Brand new PDF Options / Settings file with 2017, as opposed to reusing /importing the one you used in 2016?
Have you tried downscaling say to 600dpi for images above 601dpi rather than "Keep Resolution"
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Re: PDFs are low-res when output settings are hi-res

Postby A Palaniappan (Quark) » 22 Jun 2017, 23:09

Hi,

I have re-verified this and we do not see an issue.

When we output the images it will be outputted twice of the screen frequency. (in this case 60) the image is outputted in 120 dpi.

The following info already there in the QXP user guide:
If Full Resolution TIFF Output is unchecked, images greater than 1-bit will be subsampled to twice the lines per inch (lpi) setting.

Kindly select 'Full Resolution TIFF output' and print and verify by distilling the PS file. At my end it is working fine and outputs with the actual image resolution.

Kindly let me know if you need more info.

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Re: PDFs are low-res when output settings are hi-res

Postby Fin » 27 Jun 2017, 08:22

13.0.1 fixes this issue. PDFs are now the resolution you choose when outputting. Make sure you update. I would dearly love more info from Quark since being on my computer but at least the issue is resolved.
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