Photoshop CS6: Raster a PDF/X3 is a big Problem (bug in PDF creation)

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Photoshop CS6: Raster a PDF/X3 is a big Problem on MacOS 10.7.4. The known X3 tessellation (thin hairlines that always been visible in Acrobat but never on prints) produces in Photoshop CS6 as a rastered image also thin hairlines. And that pixels ARE VISIBLE!
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M Kuehn

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Jutta Stange

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I have the same problem!
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Antonio Kudlek

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A. Kudlek

Yes of course i have exactly the same result when rastering the X3 in CS6. It's a fatal problem!
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Chris Cox

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This looks like a problem we've seen from InDesign saving tiled images -- they don't rasterize well anywhere except Acrobat (and we suspect that's due to luck).

Photoshop CS5 and earlier would show artifacts at some resolutions, but not all.
Photoshop CS6 changed to a higher quality rasterizer, and started picking up the edge artifacts from the image tiling. (and we're still not sure why InDesign saves PDF this way -- it's bound to cause problems)

Do you have an example image you can share with us? We need more evidence to light a fire under InDesign and the PDF folks to get this figured out.
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»and we're still not sure why InDesign saves PDF this way -- it's bound to cause problems«
I suppose the transparency flattening necessary for X-1a and X3 pdfs poses some challenges – especially with affected images of different resolutions and rotations interacting – and the results are intended to be economical about resampling image( part)s.

Edit: Also does Illustrator not behave the same way as Indesign in that regard?
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M Kuehn

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Hi Chris,

i have just created an example package (AI File and PDF/X3) with screenshot documentation of the way you can reconstruct this problem.

The artifacts always appears if you have a spot color like pantone xy, and a dropshadow or transparency or sth else on top.

Hope this is helpful and get to be solved.

Here is the DL Link of the package: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/58619312/PS%...
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Chris Cox

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I downloaded the file - thank you. Yes, something is causing the PDF X settings to create files that just cannot be rasterized correctly except at their original image resolution. The PDF rasterization team is rather frustrated by this.
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Nicolas Grein

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Got it too, this is a very serious problem!
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Tina Wuttke

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I have the same problem and I'm very frustrated about case.
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RGL Displays

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Same problem here. When will this be fixed ?