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  1. Actually I have no problem with 1.7.3. I guess there was a misunderstanding. With the beta version of 1.8.4 and at 85% jpeg compression, the file size when comparing to the same settings with 1.7.3 were relatively the same. However, under 97% jpeg compression documents weigh up to four times more! I personally see no difference between the results for the two compressions, so will continue to use compression at 85%. PDF/X-4 setting with 85% jpeg compression under 1.7.3 for 96 page document with 300 dpi colour images on every page weighed 192.5 MB. Same document with same settings under Beta version 1.8.4 weighed 182.2 MB. So slightly lighter than with version 1.7.3. However, since the difference is so small, it's not a major problem. That said, under InDesign my documents weighed around that size (less than 200 MB for a 96-page full-colour document), and frankly the images look the same! However, under 1.8, I have problems inserting or importing pdf files (as adverts). Won't accept imported pdf when setting under PDF/X-4, and says there is an error. Although will accept imported pdf file under any other pdf setting. I've noted this on another entry under bugs with Publisher. Unfortunately your colleague couldn't work around the problem, so I have to convert imported pdf files to tiff or jpeg files first. Don't have this problem under 1.7.3, although Publisher tends to distort text from a pdf file. I just noticed this recently, so I still have to convert any pdf file (not done in Publisher) into a tiff or jpeg file before importing into a Publisher document.
  2. And under the other pdf settings it weighs twice as much than under PDF/X-4, which is why I'd rather do the pdfs under X-4.
  3. As I mentioned before, it works with all the other pdf settings, but not under PDF/X-4
  4. For the time being I am converting pdf Ads to tiff in Photoshop. However, with an ad I created and for which I have the fonts, worked in 1.7.3, and doesn't work anymore with 1.8. So for the time being I'm only working under 1.7.3. And after using Adobe software for 30 years, I am not going back to renting it and paying it all over again. That's why I've switched over to Affinity. However, for the time being I am not upgrading to 1.8, as I have had no problems with Affinity under 1.7.3, aside of squashing some unknown fonts on imported pdfs.
  5. I already sent the files to your dropbox. Notice that the problem is only when I want to do a pdf with PDF/X-4, which is what I sue wit the printer. Other pdf settings accept the file.
  6. I mean to say, this only happens when you want to convert a pdf under PDF/X-4, not with the other pdf settings.
  7. I have Futura fonts as part of my fonts form my font files in my computer. I never had problems with this under 1.7.3, and now with 1.8 it is a problem if you want to convert a pdf file under PDF/X-4. Again, this didn't happen wunder 1.7.3. So, I acn't use PDF/X-4 under 1.8, but another pdf setting instead. Why?
  8. Hi, I'm testing beta version 1.8.4 for a magazine that goes to print. Most advertisers send their ads as PDFs. Unfortunatley, under version 1.8.4 when I put a pdf advert, Publisher changes the fonts, and under PDF/X-4 document won't print if there are sans serif fonts like Futura on a PDF image. Under Pub 1.7.3 I never had problem with PDF ads (although it tended to squash some of the fonts it couldn't read). Also, can't notice difference of quality under JPEG comprssion 85 or NEW default 98. Under 98 compression the PDF document is three to four times heavier than under 85. Again, image quality is exactly the same in both cases.
  9. Why has the default Jpeg compression quality setting been changed from 85 in version 1.7 to 98 in version 1.8? I don't see any difference in quality, besides the size.
  10. Again, it depends on what you want to print. I don't work with RAW photography, only with artwork usually scanned, or shot from a digital camera (no RAW) or done digitally. At 300 dpi, I don't notice any significant difference between having the compression at 85% or 100%. If the difference can only be seen by zooming 10 or more times on the image, who cares? It won't be seen in print. The main problem I had was the document weighing 6 times more when converted into a pdf with 1.8., or at three times the size under 85% compression. Now I don't notice that with 1.8.4. So it works fine for me. At 300 dpi you can't see the half-toning with the naked eye. Unfortunately, printing doesn't look as sharp as looking on a high-definition 10K digital screen. So I guess doing lossless compression is only for the digital domain and not for print, although we can argue this forever, and everyone will have a different opinion, but in the end, the longer it takes to print, the higher the costs, and no one will notice the difference. Happy Easter everyone!
  11. Yes, I know, but at 85% it works fine. Any lower can affect the result. I only noticed a light difference when zooming on both documents, but once printed it goes unnoticed, if you use high definition images. Might be more noticeable with images at lower resolutions. I guess if you want to print engravings it would be better to go at 100% or no compression for top results, and avoid the moiré patterns you get from working digitally.
  12. I forgot to mention that creating a pdf file takes almost twice as long as it did on 1.7.3, but came out 10 MB lighter, as I've mentioned above. Don't know if this is a problem, but since they mentioned that it worked faster to create a pdf, well... it doesn't seem to be the case.
  13. Thanks, Thomaso. Have just tried out the beta version (1.8.4.xx) and creating a new pdf with a document I had prepared in 1.7.3 and using the same settings as on the previous version it came out of the same quality, but 10 MB lighter (the original was at 192 MB, the new variant under 1.8.4 came out at 182 MB). However, this was using a compression at 85%. I did another version with the compression at default (98%) and it weighed the double (475 MB). The differences between using the default settings as opposed to lowering the compression are practically insignificant, especially if the document is going to print. So, if used for printing, keep the compression at 85%, as the default setting doesn't make it any better, it will only weigh twice as much. I still have to do further tests, but at least for printing it seems to work fine. Thanks to Thomaso and Lagarto for all the information. My faith on Affinity has been restored!
  14. OK, I'm doing this under PDF/X-4, which is what I normally use. If I put a JPEG image at A3 size (5000x3500 pixels) 300dpi into an A4 size document in Publisher 1.7.3, at 85% JPEG compression, pdf = 5.6MB. the same document at 98% JPEG compression, pdf = 11.6MB. But if the image is at A4 size (3500x2500 pixels), 300 dpi in A4 size Publisher file, (and 85% JPEG Compression), pdf = 2.66MB Same image A4 in A4 Publisher file at 98% JPEG compression, pdf = 4.71MB So if I understood your numbers, the pdf size is smaller under 1.8.3. However, what pdf setting did you use?
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