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  1. Some fx will keep vector.. outer shadow for example needs not to rasterise the object as it is above the shadow. But of course exporting to PNG will rasterise all. OP is probably more worried about the quality of rasterisation, the text looks a bit soft in the example.
  2. Umm... spiral binding would need bleed also in the inner part/spine. But if you prepare a normal publication there is usually no need for inner bleed or it is not possible, former because glue binding (hides inner part anyway), latter because sheet is printed and stapled and opposite pages are not cut at the spine.
  3. I do not know what is the problem. Mini-DVI>HDMI works just fine in my MBP, of course also USB need to be plugged. XP-Pen 22 was 350 € at Amazon Prime sales, but it is now higher again..
  4. One detail: I would prefer the GPS record to be converted also to textual address. Sometimes it is much easier to search images by street address than with map view. I really like how iOS shows human readable address with iPhone images – those though disappear when I move photos to Lightroom.
  5. You can also try Photoline, while it has not as pretty interface as AP it handles RGB/CMYK and 1-bit at the same file with their own resolutions (300/1200 dpi). Don't know how well it handles inking. Clip Studio on tietty suunnattu piirtämiseen paremmin vektorityökaluineen.
  6. You could also try vectorising the PNG using appropriate software and use that in your EPS.
  7. Sorry, the font name is Interstate. My bad. It is TTF, though FontBook says Kind OpenType TrueType. Copyright 1994, 1999, Tobias Frere-Jones. Designed by Tobias Frere-Jones. Produced by The Font Bureau, Inc. I have no old PS T1 fonts in my system, only OTF versions anymore. Univers LT Std 45 Light, OpenType PostScript (OTF) works fine.
  8. Yes, that is a problem. If the inner bleed is set to 0 there should be no slice from opposite page. I wish this would be corrected (devs!).
  9. You can do this. If printer really wants pages as separate files you have to separate them in other software, though. Exporting one page at the time is not very practical with larger amount of pages.
  10. Easiest explanation is that your originals are 1-bit which compresses nicely, and when you bring them to Publisher they are converted to CMYK. Known issue that Publisher does not handle 1-bit images well.
  11. Still Photo opens Photoshop generated layered TIF files just fine... it should not be impossible to make it work vice versa.
  12. I can confirm there is something weird going on in PDF export. I used 2 typefaces in text run; Interface Black and Agenda Black (both old TTFs). Agenda was fine, Interstate turned to curves on export.
  13. I request that PDF export More dialog box would be supplemented with optional Unsharp mask filtering part: That would allow sharpening document images during export as batch operation. Operation flow would be then resample > sharpen > convert to CMYK, which is optimal. Let me explain how I do this now with InDesign. Typically I have publication with 48 pages and 55 images, which should go to press within 2 hours. And all the images are original, not photoshopped at all! How to handle this situation? Easily. I select in InDesign menu command Zevrix>LinkOptimizer: And click Analyze Document, check if all files are OK, and click Process. LinkOptimizer opens all images to Photoshop, resamples them to 300 dpi, applies USM, converts to CMYK, and saves both images and ID document as copies to project folder. This happens while I drink a cup of coffee, in about 4 minutes. After that I select Export in InDesign, upload the resulting PDF to press service website and go home early (instead of spending the night processing images by myself). Me happy. Be like me and go home early. Now, factually Publisher can do the very same processing in PDF export, except the sharpening part (well, InDy can too, without expensive ID add-on, except that sharpening part). Resample, sharpen, convert colours. If this part is added, you too can go home early! I know there are people who insist that automatic processing is not going to give good enough quality. I say if source material is good enough this is qualitywise so good that it is fine 90 % of cases (I certainly fixx obvious image problems like white balance), (also if you do just fine art coffee table books this is obviously not good enough for you). And I know there are people who do not do anything to images (like who cares, customers do not see any difference). For those this would increase print quality a lot. I hope this can be added to PDF export without too many problems – I would guess PDF libraries are so modular that this can be fitted in easily enough.
  14. This is a regular problem with any software. Things were so much better when we had Adobe Type Reunion It would really help if all font families were forced to groups, not like now when some font are families, some spread all over the place.