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When exporting to PDF (for print), Affinity Publisher 1.10.5.1342 converts drop shadows that overlay a solid color to an odd light-hazy drop shadow. I've seen a "workaround" listed for this issue more than a year ago, so it has been a major issue for longer than a year now. Is Affinity working on this???

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On 6/26/2022 at 1:33 AM, rkdp said:

When exporting to PDF (for print), Affinity Publisher 1.10.5.1342 converts drop shadows that overlay a solid color to an odd light-hazy drop shadow. I've seen a "workaround" listed for this issue more than a year ago, so it has been a major issue for longer than a year now. Is Affinity working on this???

Hi Rkdp,

Please could you provide a screenshot showing your documents drop shadow before and after exporting so I can see the issue? Please could you also provide a link to the previous thread you have found regarding this as it should help me look into this further with you.

Thanks
C

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Attached are screenshots of the orig file, the export settings, and the exported pdf.

The other workaround is to make a copy of the image (Burger text in this case) directly behind the orig image, filled black. Bring it down and to the right as a shadow; in fx, apply Gaussian Blur and click on color overlay in fx. And this will export to pdf properly.

Burgers APub File 2022-06-27.png

Burger Export Settings 2022-06-27.png

Burgers PDF exported from APub 2022-06-27.png

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Note: Don't know why the red background appears different here, but in the orig and pdf, the red background appears the same before uploading them.

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1 hour ago, prophet said:

Indeed, this is still an issue and I use that hack of mine on a near weekly basis.

Yes, that is a nice workaround. And I appreciate you having shared it... very helpful until they correct this... soon I hope :)

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