These forums are, as far as I know, a repository of techniques and advice for future questions as well as the original poster's question. Otherwise why would so many moderators tell people to' search the forum'?
Upon examining the file I find that Lazur's advice is most relevant, given the OP's use of an undefined term 'HQ' (which only refers to video playback in any technical sense). I don't understand why so many users, who must know better, simply do not point this out, because their silence makes it seem as if Lazur's point really must be irrelevant (-phant). Even though I might be punished for it, (as soon as the punishment tools are in place!) I can't let my silence be used for such purposes.
To point out the good sense of what Lazur has said here for future readers of this topic:
There is NO benefit in checking the 'rasterize filter effects' box and choosing a DPI if there are no filter effects used in the file. None.
The DPI of an embedded bitmap is not affected by the DPI field in that export dialog box. The pixel size of the bitmap you put in is what you are stuck with. It is a waste of time to tinker with this box to fix a poorly printing bitmap. (Sorry, Ragnar! I hope you don't mind my saying that about your comment! )
There is no point in referring to a PDF as having a particular DPI, since it contains so many vector elements. This usage is misleading, especially for novice users of the format. Rather one needs to look at the pixel dimension of the embedded bitmaps and relate that to the size they are going to be printed. In this file that would be just about 2600 PPI, more than enough for any print application. Other problems in the file such as transparency and 1700 unused definitions which may not contribute directly to a particular problem but may be creating other problems should be fixed before sending off to a printer and possibly wasting a lot of money. It's like seeing someone getting ready to drive off with a bag of groceries on the roof of their car.
Lazur's point as I see it, was to direct the poster to the possible problems in the file, pointing out which aspects of the PDF export were not relevant for this file, while discussing issues that apply to files like these in general. I for one don't see what could possibly be off topic about any of that.
And finally, although the OP may have been satisfied that their problem was solved if a user should disagree, for the sake of future readers with a similar problem I would say that disagreement is still on topic.
Also having some trouble reconciling these two quotes taken from different topics. Appreciate any help. Converting them to binary and running the program caused my 56 core 2000GB RAM machine to crash.
BobSongs wrote:And the point of adding this post? You're telling the artist how to do his job?
BobSongs wrote:If we see a glaring error in a person's file or work methods, why not benefit the entire community...?
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Oh no - what have I done?
This all started yesterday with my "Bird - Show Off" - Lazur-Show-Off.
I have led another soul to the "witty" corner!
1. If you don't have any constructive suggestions to offer another member who has asked for assistance, please simply refrain from replying!
2. If you don't posses the technical skills and knowledge with which to participate constructively in the discussion, please simply refrain from replying!
3. If you're not going to answer the OP's post, then surround your message in [offtopic] please.
Ragnar! Been nice knowing you, man!
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