When exporting to PDF, XD rotates the images upside down (on PDF)
When exporting to PDF it rotates the images or breaks them like in the images
Hello Rene, Heather:
I think what you’re seeing may be a known limitation with Mac Preview application which is not something we can solve on our end. It should look as expected when viewed on Adobe Acrobat reader (free).
Hope this helps!
I fixed this in Preview. Instead of "export as pdf", I went into "print", hit the "show details" button, unclicked the "auto rotate" button, then "save as pdf". Again, this is all happening from the "print" option, not from the "export as pdf" option. The problem I guess is coming from Preview's autorotate feature, which is the default, and you have to turn off.
This issue still occurs, even when the you save the PDF out again as optimised, or reduced or any other PDF option, the images still appear flipped in the PDF. And it's not contained to OS Mojave anymore either - this is occurring on PDFs sent to client, and being viewed on PC's.
All using the latest Adobe XD, but not the latest OSX System.
Actually this issue extends not only to preview in mac but to Xcode also, when importing the assets even though in Photoshop or Acrobat looked fine in Xcode were upside down. The first thing I did after reading the coments was to check the opacity of my assets... but surprise...100%
Maurice Balde commented
I got the fix.
There is 2 ways to use masked images in XD.
1. Is to drop the Image from the finder into the shape, like a rectangle. The image is masked this way and can be edited etc.
2. Is to select a shape and an Image and use the Mask Function. This will cause the issue on Preview on Mac.
Just stick to the option1. Took me 2-3 hours of bugging - Cheers -
Jayadeep Gowda commented
I have also facing same issue... while exporting to pdf images are looks rotated
I am a paid user
This answer about being a limitation regarding preview completely solved the issue for me. The file should open correctly on Adobe Acrobat reader. It was the case for me, saving me a ton of hours of headache trying to solve it. Thank you for this answer. It saved me a lot of work. (I just want to note, I am a Mac user, and always use preview, but in this case, using Adobe Acrobat reader seemed to be de simplest solution, so maybe worth considering if Preview keeps having this issue. In my case I plan to always from now on double check in both programs) I think its just a display issue in Preview.
It seems implausible it's not a problem that could be solved by either end. Some additional detail would go a long way.
Thomas O commented
still have this issue
this major bug is costing me HOURS of time to try to fix adobe's screwup. i would really like to hear from adobe folks what their timeline for fixing this bug is. if this is a "known limitation" with mac preview, then why does exporting the same design using sketch never have this issue? heck, even other ADOBE software can export PDFs correctly. so i am calling BS on your claim that it is a limitation of preview. if that were the case, then all of these other software's PDF exports would produce the same error. give us a timeline of when you will fix your software. i'll keep checking back. this is a non-negotiable functionality.
[Deleted User] commented
i am having the same issue
June 10 and nothing happen.....
following up several months later. no one from adobe has answered my question. when will this be fixed?
i agree that this is a huge issue, and not something just shrugged off as "it's someone else's fault." i'm really trying to give XD a chance... but the more and more i use it, the more and more i see that the app is NOT ready for prime time yet. (even some simple functionality within adobe products is missing for some reason. it's incredibly frustrating.) can you share a timeline of when this issue will be fixed?
Just FYI.. I tried the opacity tricks mentioned below and did not help. I did find that if you mask an image that is currently in XD it gets flipped on MAC OS 10.14.4. However, if you drop the image into a mask (object) from outside of XD it seems to be okay. I haven't tested it extensively but seems like a workaround if you keep using XD. Another workaround is to just use Sketch.
Wow! This is not a "preview" problem.. XD export needs to work WITH preview. That's a concerning point-of-view coming from a program manager. I can't control where my clients preview the exported file. This needs to be fixed by Adobe. I really like AdobeXD, but these things NEED to be prioritized otherwise it's a counterproductive and useless tool.
Hello! I have the same problem. I believe that is the Mac Preview app, when you mask or group your images with an element it will rotate your images, the only way to avoid this is to export your images in png or jpg and import them again. :( is there no another way to avoid this?
yes, when i leave the opacity at 100%, image appeared as expected.
I think I'm gonna have to use different program for now.. so unfortunate, XD is so light and efficient program
This issue arises when you tweak the opacity settings of the image from within XD. At 100% opacity the image doesn't flip. Atleast this was how it was for me. As a workaround I had to tweak the opacity outside of XD, say on Photoshop or other softwares and save it as image and then use this image in XD.
Heather White commented
YES this is a HUGE problem and requires me to instead export ALL artboards as individual images and then create a PDF manually. HUGE waste of time