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Problem is that all too often AD will rasterize all content in export to PDF. It should be possible for example to keep shape edges vector and rasterize only contents. Noise fills should be able to have vector bounds. Shadows should be bitmap elements placed inside affected shapes (InDy had this right from version 1).

 

Please beef up PDF export.

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Same for SVG.  Many effects can be pure vector.  Outer shadow is one effect that could be pure vector, but gets rasterized.  Another is Outline.  I like the how effects can be quickly added and adjusted, but do not like that they are rasterized when exported to SVG.  I can create the same effects manually by creating additional separate shapes in AD and Inkscape.  AD would have a big advantage if it did not rasterize effects that could be exported as vector.

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Problem is that all too often AD will rasterize all content in export to PDF. It should be possible for example to keep shape edges vector and rasterize only contents. Noise fills should be able to have vector bounds. Shadows should be bitmap elements placed inside affected shapes (InDy had this right from version 1).

 

I thought we were doing most of that, but looking into it I see the code got broken early last year. We'll get it fixed for 1.6.

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We'll get it fixed for 1.6.

 

That almost rhymes if you read it aloud. :D


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Outer shadow is one effect that could be pure vector, but gets rasterized.

Just curious if this is correct because I thought that shadow effects were always raster. Maybe Dave you could shed some light on to this matter (pun intended). Maybe things have changed and there are now vector shadow effects?

 

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Just curious if this is correct because I thought that shadow effects were always raster. Maybe Dave you could shed some light on to this matter (pun intended). Maybe things have changed and there are now vector shadow effects?

 

SVG has a shadow effect, but it does not look identical to Affinity's, so currently we don't attempt to use it. Same with other SVG filters.

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