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!
I guess this is still an issue. :( 10 pages = 40 MB...
Please add this feature! The inability to export as a small file size is making me revert back to InDesign.....and I *really* don't want to go back there :-)
This is ridiculous.
I even tried using Acrobat Pro and Mac Preview to reduce file size after, and neither of those options work either. I've used those options in the past many times on documents far larger that the one I'm working on with XD to great effect.
Theres something embedded within the PDF from XD that makes it impossible to apply compression to later on using a 3rd party program.
These designs are pretty simple. Mostly SVGs and Vector art, with some JPGs and PNGs embedded as well, but nothing out of the ordinary for an app design, let alone a website which frequently uses far more images and pngs.
I don't understand what's causing the bloat, but theres definitely a problem when Adobe Acrobat still can't compress the images further after export.
Starting to notice too many problems in this app to take is seriously for web design.
Small Size pdf please!
Nastasia Spyrou commented
A 12 page website just exported to 215mb. I've noticed this happens when using JPGs within the artboards. Removing all jpgs exports to a super lightweight 500kb file. Exporting functionality in XD needs improving ASAP (including jpg and png exports that look incredibly pixelated, but that's for another thread).
Same request here... Light-weight the app made me sure that exporting PDF will be as light as it enables me to communicate and share designs to managers and customers via email.. Please, Consider this request as an Urgent one.
Projects with multiple pages are very large when exported as PDFs. I usually use the prototype online, but sometimes I need a PDF version, but PDFs created on adobe xD are too big. Having the choice between several PDF export settings would be interesting.
Paul Dev commented
I love the fact that I can export as PDF, but the file size makes the end result of that export completely unusable with clients. The quality on PDF export is significantly better than PNG, but file size is a restriction to using it. Definitely need compression option to make this usable.
This is needed for reasons such as management portals that have limited space to upload designs, avoid exceeding size limit when emailing - Can we just have the option to export as pdf with the 'Adobe PDF preset option' we currently use in Illustrator creating PDF/X-1a
I like how light-weight the app is, but export features are a sure disappointment given the intended purpose of the app.
Please fix problems with acrobat compatibility
Sometimes we want to quickly send PDFs of simple mockups to our clients or place them in an INDD with annotations, however whenever it involved photos, these mock ups export as a 200-300MB PDF. It's way too large and even when we try the reduce size function in Acrobat it doesn't work.
I would be great if we could choose what file size to export the PDF as.
We also tried putting in JPGs / PNGs but they just turned out too blurry.
Eddie Deighton commented
Same request here, please. Loving how quickly I can visualise a site concept but am restricted when it comes to sharing with clients due to PDF file sizes being too big!
Agree! Tried half an hour to reduce file size with adobe acrobat DC, not possible! Even when images a reduced to 20dpi and look really ugly, file size is still >20MB – and I have just 6 pages...
Soni Makarovic commented
Can't you just use the way Illustrator and other programs do?
Even with optimised images XD still outputs massive PDFS! REALLY need to produce optimised PDFs as we are unable to email designs to clients and Tender opportunities specifically ask for PDFs to be emailed. At the moment because of this simple thing we are unable to use XD in our workflow.
I agree. Simple layout with four optimised images comes out at 4.3Mb and can't be reduced in Acrobat
Peter DiBartolo commented
Agreed. PDF Export should have options (as other CC apps)
• Compression (downsample images, text, and line art)
• Output (color, PDFX)
• Fonts (embed options)
• Security (password)