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Hi,

Very strange thing here. 

I've got A4 document with 4 sections - each has exactly same picture frame with exactly same picture linked. The same properties, too.

However when exported, one of the picture frame is washed out and much lighter than the other ones. Each frame has 25% opacity, same everywhere.

I've tried everything - copying frames by copy/paste, copy by dragging, creating brand new frame with the same linked image...

Nothing works. 

How is this possible? It's not always the bottom right as you can see on the screenshots. For example if I Option-Drag the top right to the left, then the top right becomes washed out. But sometimes it's the new frame, I'm not able to follow the pattern.

Well, is there a fix to this? I need to send it to the printer and I'm quite concerned of the outcome.

Screenshot 2021-06-22 at 11.41.56.jpg

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Can you upload the document or at least that page (in a new document)?

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Opacity is set to 25%, that's on purpose. There is a text above this layer, see the screenshot.

Maybe I wasn't clear at first - there is only this one section that's washed out as compared to the other three. You can easily see the difference between the three sections and the bottom right one. 

 

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Is there some particular reason that you've embedded a .afphoto document on the lower right, and a .jpg version of it for the other 3?

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Thanks.

Still just looking for differences, in case they help explain what's happening, I see that the other 3 Picture Frames each have a .2pt white stroke. The misbehaving one has a .3pt black stroke.

Is that intentional?

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2 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

Thanks.

Still just looking for differences, in case they help explain what's happening, I see that the other 3 Picture Frames each have a .2pt white stroke. The misbehaving one has a .3pt black stroke.

Is that also intentional?

I definitely did not set up any strokes, must be a another mistake of mine...

But even after changing strokes to 0, it's still the same output.

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1490613138_ScreenShot2021-06-22at8_13_14AM.thumb.png.4773af97617c08ff21f958c13f7e7037.png  Good one no fill.

1369964279_ScreenShot2021-06-22at8_13_48AM.thumb.png.ff329f015a9f0092fc95d81881a8ab73.png  Bad one has a fill applied.

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Where are you seeing that, @Old Bruce? I don't see it in the copy I downloaded from this post, no matter which layer I have selected. Can we get some more context in the screenshot?

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4 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

Where are you seeing that, @Old Bruce? I don't see it in the copy I downloaded from this post, no matter which layer I have selected. Can we get some more context in the screenshot?

I was using the first file from the first post:

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8 hours ago, SPaceBar said:

I can't reproduce the issue on this document.

I exported it with the PDF for Print preset and the Two on the left are visibly darker.

Then I moved all the frames away from the centre and exported it again and all seem to be closer. I think there may have been some overlap causing the problem.

Before moving

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After moving away from centre (Up/Down and Out by two nudges)

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The Images themselves are still overlapping in the middle but are cropped by the frames. To my eye there may be a problem still.

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