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!
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.
Hey Adobe what's going on? You have been quiet on this issue since 2018? You are pissing off loyal fans of XD by ignoring this bug that makes sharing PDFs with clients, not practical. An update from Adobe would be most helpful.
Looking at alternative products as this is now totally prohibitive to not only our workflow but the way we present and interact with our clients. Average sizes are well in excess of 500meg for 12 page design layouts which is beyond ridiculous.
Hi there Adobe XD developers,
Please (as I can see, it`s been asked many times before), could you implement same compression options for exporting tot PDF ?
Thank you in advance!
minal bombatkar commented
When exporting the artboards as PDF, it gives a very huge file size i.e. around 65 MB or more (depending upon numbers of artboards). So that it is hard to attach to an email and share with clients.
To make it small, I need to use Acrobat or export as jpg and then insert into other programs to create small size pdf. I have to do it manually and this takes time. If there will be additional features to get small size pdf, this will save a lot of efforts and time.
This is a major issue. One that needs Adobe's top attention to fix.
Studio PJ commented
Hi Adobe, i don't know what is the "state of art" of presenting and sending layouts to a client? For me it is since years, to create PDFs and send it to the client via e-mail. Do you (the developers of Adobe) use something new, something better? Upload the prototype to a server and share a link, or something like that? Sorry, i am so oldschool, i use just PDFs. Even for my file-archive. But i love XD for its new possibilities, why not optimize the PDF-Export like InDesign? Thanks, Paul
sam passmore commented
come on Adobe this is ridicilous
Adobe can you give an ETA on this? I'd rather you not work on adding any new features until something as basic as presenting to a client a clean pdf is accomplished. I may have to go back to Sketch if this doesn't get resolved.
Chris Hawkes commented
This is a big issue in XD, Adobe PLEASE sort this ASAP!
The PDF export is pure crap on XD. Sometimes the file is bloated other times it is a low resolution mess. Terrible. Adobe you invented the PDF format. You should really get your shit together.
Shahril aidi commented
same and critical issue on my XD, seeing this issue has been reported for more than 2-years but still there.
Yes please fix this! So difficult to send to clients when the file sizes of the PDFs are this huge!
Sean B commented
XD does something strange with embedded images... even if they're small and compressed the PDF export dramatically increases the file size.
Yes. Please implement some compression options for PDF export!
It's insane that this is still an issue! Please fix this – low-res PDF export should be a top priority. The lack of this one feature is what keeps me from using XD for any large-scale deck work.
yes totally agree, add compression for export options