Photoshop CC 2018: Exporting Artboards to PDF are much larger in file size

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When exporting artboards to PDF, the files are coming out very large, ex. 13.5mb for 3 email banners? This didn't happen w/2017. Is there a way to adjust the PDF output?
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Julie

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Archana Rajagopal

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I'm having the same issue! I'm exporting a brochure that's coming out out to around 800 mb as opposed to the 15 mb file I used to get in the 2017 version. Any help would be much appreciated
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Thanks. I can reproduce. Let me see if I can figure out a workaround or what setting is causing the problem.
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Caleb Lawrence

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Having the same problem! The web banners are coming out the same size as the file itself. PLEASE FIX ADOBE. OR TELL US HOW TO TURN OFF WHAT YOU TURNED ON.

THANKS!
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Kazaam d'Ouest

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I'm having the same issue. At first I had both the new CC and 2017 to use for exporting but it's just impractical. Please help
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Omega Celeste

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This is insane. I'm having the same problem, 8 page artboard proposal was 23mb, not it's 80+ wth!
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Here is a workaround:

1. Quit Photoshop

2. Back-up these two files which are located in the Photoshop application folder at the following location:

  • Presets/Scripts/ArtBoards To PDF.jsx
  • Presets/Scripts/ArtboardExport.inc

3. Download the zip file from here and double-click it to unzip: https://adobe.ly/2kc2snD

4. Place the two files in the same folder as above Presets/Scripts/  (You may be asked to provide your administrator password to replace the files)

5. Restart Photoshop