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80 Points

Thu, Apr 1, 2021 2:08 PM

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«Wrong» size of PDF files

The size of PDF files in Adobe Bridge is specified in pixels. An A4 size has 595 x 841 pixels. When I use the export function to export these PDFs as JPGs, there are no larger JPGs than 595 x 842 pixels, even if I have export settings with 1280, 1920 or 2560. I was told that it has to do with the resolution of (stone-age) 72 ppi.

It would be great to be able to change the unit to millimeters for PDF files. Or to set the display resolution of Adobe Bridge. Or to have small files - which would actually be large - enlarged. But for PDF files the export function is so useless - I would need files in about A2 format to display them sharply on my screen as JPG.

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208 Points

10 m ago

I apologize if I'm misunderstanding, but are you wanting to upsize images via Bridge Export?

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80 Points

no, i only want to export pdf files in the size they were created – but not calculated with 72 ppi. But because Bridge works exclusively with 72 ppi, pdf files in A4 will always be 595 x 842 pixels, although they have a much better quality and a larger size.Test yourself in which size your PDF files can be exported in Bridge. Even if they were created with 600 ppi images in Indesign, more than 72 ppi cannot be exported. This is inconvenient when you need to create high-resolution images from PDF files for websites on Retina displays.

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208 Points

OK. I understand what you're saying now. I'll be honest, the included Bridge Export hasn't worked well for me since CS4 so I've not used it. I made my own export script to use in Bridge.

Good news, I just tested it on pdf files and it exports at the same resolution as the original pdf file. I don't know exactly what features you want/need in your export interface (mine is custom for my workflow to export CR2 files to jpg proofs) but if you don't need anything fancy I might be able to get something working for you.

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10 m ago

Although this will not help with exporting, I once created some inspector panels so that PDF files would display their sizes in Bridge in inches and metric sizes.