Export problems PDF from Layout: The Ghost of SU2018 is Back!

When I export from Layout to PDF with raster images the images are ghosting in the PDFs. This was a problem with Sketchup2018 resolved with SU2019 but has returned with the update to Catalina. Running SU2019 on MAC Catalina 10.15.1.
Looks like this in Layout: http://bit.ly/2WLdsLh
Looks like this once exported to PDF: http://bit.ly/2CemEhM

Interesting. Do the red strike throughs on the text show up as well or was that done purposely?

Is this happening with all your files or is it specific to this one?


Thanks Trent… No the Red strikethrough is me. It happens every time I insert an image into layout like the photo shown. I understand from previous posts in 2018 that this is due to the color profile?

Hey trent. Anything further on this. still happening… Thankyou!

Please download this file and let me know if it displays correctly for you.
191106 tree fixed.pdf (1.3 MB)

I’ve made a one byte change to the pdf that appears to fix the problem.

Thanks s williams. It displays correctly as the pdf now.

Did this issue get resolved? Like most folks I’m working from home now. I bought a new Mac Catalina 10.15.4 and upgraded all software SketchUp 2020 and Adobe CC etc. Did a bunch of arch details brought them into Layout as I have always done but got the ghosting on placed images Ie logo in title block and a few screen caps. I did a quick work around exported as jpg and then opened the jpgs in Acrobat. A bit of a pain but was able to get the work out today. Looking for a solution directly between Layout and Acrobat. any recommendations?

It’s a little temperamental… the issue is with the compression out of layout. If you turn off compression when you export a PDF the problem goes away. You then have to compress the pdf in Acrobat to make the file size managemable. A bit of a pain. Also I think it ghosts out .png files more readily than .jpg but don’t quote me on it.