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Bug or by design regarding Publisher (337) large file size with linked Photo documents.

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I am not certain that my memory is correct but I think the withdrawn version of Publisher would treat Photo and Designer files the same way as TIFFs JPEGs PDFs etc and present us with a much smaller document size than the current version does. Could just be my memory playing false. Is this expected or designed behaviour? Meaning that the Photo and Designer files add so much weight to the Publisher document?

A simple test:
A Publisher document: 374,619,769 bytes (385.9 MB on disk)
The three Photo (beta) files total: 375,050,363 bytes (391.5 MB on disk) not much of a savings there...

A Publisher document: 754,917 bytes (791 KB on disk)
The three TIFFs (from the beta) files total: 257,688,748 bytes (257.7 MB on disk) Significant savings.

I really don't mind the jagged previews if that is the price to pay for a reduction in size.


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Someone else had reported in the 377 beta thread the same result, that there was little to no size savings when using native Affinity files. It's unclear if this is intentional but I can't see why it would be.

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6 hours ago, >|< said:

The first version that was supposed to have true linking had the same problem as you've noticed in .337.

Thanks for clearing that up.

 

13 hours ago, Jeremy Bohn said:

Someone else had reported in the 377 beta thread the same result, that there was little to no size savings when using native Affinity files. It's unclear if this is intentional but I can't see why it would be.

It does seem odd. But I am old school and use TIFFs or JPEGs etc for placement.


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Personally I save everything in native Designer or Photo formats and link them in Publisher. I would of expected this to be the 'default workflow'. I'd assume when a Designer or Photo file gets placed into Publisher a preview is generated for visual purposes and the large file is linked, resulting in a small Publisher file. Is that not the case?

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11 minutes ago, >|< said:

What happens when you try it?

So as a test I place a 115meg afphoto file (linked) into a fresh Publisher doc and save. The Publisher doc is 172meg in size.

As another test I exported the same image as a PDF from Photo - now a 157meg file - and placed this in Publisher instead. Saved and the Pub doc is 55meg.

In both instances, with it being linked, I kind of expected the Publisher file to be tiny?

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I think this problem persists disregarding file format.
I have problems with my pdfs. I have multi page pdfs which are 6MB or even larger to 20MB. I know it is a huge pdf but this depends on my profession. The file size of the afpub is still huge.

When placing one page of a 20mb pdf: the afpub already is over 100mb. when placing another page of the same pdf it kind of doubles or triples the afpub file size.

When I tried it on beta .330 my file size was just 3MB.


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Hi all,

I've done some investigating here, and logged an issue relating to PDF/afphoto/afdesign filetypes leading to larger than expected afpublisher files.

When linking multi page pdfs, I would expect the publisher file to be a bit larger than it would with for example a JPG (I wouldn't expect a tiny filesize for example with a linked multi page PDF) but I wouldn't expect it to end up larger than the PDF that was linked.

Thanks for reporting this

 


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