PDF Export - compression options to reduce file size
Exported PDF are too big. Please add compression options like InDesign.
As of XD version 26, exported PDF file size is down by up to 90%, while retaining the current quality level.
Thank you for all your feedback!
Please fix this
Kenneth Moller commented
Exporting to PDF results in a file 4 times bigger than the actual MB of images used.
Its a MUST!!!
Yes please. PDF sizes are outrageously large. They certainly aren't 'Portable Document Formats'. Should be a fraction of the size.
How a program is released without this basic function is beyond me. This is one of the many reasons why I barely utilize Xd.
I have the same problem. XD is such a great tool, but only 3 artboards have nearly 50MB when exported as PDF file and after optimizing in Acrobat just 2 MB less. Conclusion: this function is useless then. Could you PLEASE add compression options. Thanks a lot!!!
[Deleted User] commented
Please introduce this! It's so basic and hard to share files with clients that have no internet connection in meetings!!
Stuart George commented
Come on!!! Why has this not been escalated ???
Ryan Wong commented
almost 3 years! nothing changed
Jasmine Yap commented
Save as PDF in XD: 4 pages, 35MB.
After optimising it in Adobe Acrobat: 34.826MB
After optimising the optimised PDF: 34.827MB
Adobe fix this, please.
Korre Kater commented
4 pages, 145mb pdf, wtf, still not solved, work together Adobe, contact Illustrator, Acrobat or Indesign team. Should've been fixed by now. Thanks!
Please do sort out this aspect - it must be within Adobe's power to make this very effective. The lack of reasonable file sizes in PDF exports stopped our plans to implement XD across far more stages of our work flow.
Please get this plugged in guys. PDF is the global standard for file viewing all clients just take this as a given. Having to save PDF as PostScript, then run Distiller to compress, should not be a manual process.
In a busy studio we are taking up considerable time managing this process.
I know the online prototype is marvellous and great, but a lot of clients just want a PDF for viewing and for their own records.
Any improvements here would be great. Thanks
Just exported my 6 pages-layout to PDF: 480,8 mb.
Compressed it with Acrobat Pro: 480,6 mb.
Dear Adobe (inventor of the pdf file format), how could this useless export feature ever help anybody?
--> Please fix this. Thanks.
WTF - this is ridiculous. PDFs are not even optimizable via Acrobat DC. What knd of uncompressable data is stored in that PDF files? Please fix!
Lucia Otto commented
We need better compression for PNGs too. I was redirected from here: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/36713710-share-for-development-better-compression-for-png
Defo one for me. I often export to PDF for offline viewing of the artboards. The sizes generated are often 20+ MG
We would love this feature as well. It's almost impossible to open some PDF files at this point with how large the files export. Especially if we need to share with a client, it looks poorly. Thank you!
This needs to be resolved ASAP.
Ian Mennie commented
Adobe! Please sort it out!
I've got a 900MB PDF from a 50 page website.
As other comments say, this really isn't good for workflow. Plus don't you feel a bit embarrassed by leaving these bugs in one of your applications???
At least have the courtesy of letting your customers know when you’ll fix this.
If this is any help to people, here’s a fix to reducing the file size but it’s faff: in your MASSIVE PDF, go to ‘Enhanced scanned PDF’ in Acrobat, where you can adjust the quality on a slider and shrink the PDF. This will take about 30 minutes for Acrobat to process, but saves a bit of embarrassment when sharing MASSIVE files with clients. My file is now 40MB.