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ID 2019 - JPG 72dpi export Pixelation

Please fix this. 2018 InDesign used to export the most crisp and sharp 72dpi jpegs but this new update has created a serious bug. Attached you can see the difference.

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  • Monsta commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi all, I had this issue too. Though not a permanent solution, I found that when I selected the items in indesign and/or changed the preview mode to high quality it made a high quality jpeg. If I kept the file at typical quality I got the jagged edges. Go figure, I hope they fix the issue soon, I don't really want to be changing everything to high quality every time before I export. Not a very productive way to work.

  • Aurora Martinez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When I export a file from InDesign as a 72 dpi jpg, a vertical line comes out in the image saved damaging the final file.
    (I put it inside a red line to show you). It is something that is happening suddenly. So, I need to save it as a PDF and then converts it as a jpg. Too much for 200 files.

    Thank you for your help.

    It happens to me and in my colleague computer :(

  • Liam Hamer-Nel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have been exporting InDesign files to PNG for use in emailers.

    The quality was great until I did the latest update, not quite sure if this is me or has something changed.

    I found PNG rendered text better than jpg but this is no longer the case.

    Any help appreciated.

  • Uwe Laubender commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Armin,
    what is you version of InDesign? What OS?
    I cannot see this behavior on InDesign CC 2018 for Mac OSX.
    Tested with InDesign CC 2018, Mac OSX 10.11.6 (German).

    Do you export a selection or the whole page?

    A workaround would be to export to PDF/X-4, open and render that to pixels with PhotoShop. In one of my tests this gives me the more accurate result. With InDesign's export to JPEG a 100Y and 100K object turned to 99Y and 99K. Not so with rendering an exported PDF.


  • Chris Milani commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I realize that the examples I had uploaded might not show the issue best so I can add more images that showed the issue more prominently if needed.

  • Chris Milani commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I often need to export both jpeg and pdf documents but for some reason since I updated to the most recent version of indesign the jpeg exports have had pixelated or jagged edges.

    The issue seems to to be more prominent on vector elements within the project but text isn't show as clear either. It doesn't seem to be causing as much of an issue with images though.

    If I save as a pdf then export the pdf as a jpeg it looks a bit better but still not as good as it should.

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