Layout PDFs making all images semi transparent


I often use images (PNGs and JPEGS) in presentations made in Layout, however recently unless I either turn off JPEG compression or set the Output resolution to High, Layout seems to making all images semi-transparent when exporting to PDF. This obviously makes the files enormous and means I have to go into Acrobat to reduce the file size.

I recently upgraded to the 2019 version (from 2016) and never encountered this problem before.

Would be great if anyone else had encountered this problem and knew a workaround…?



We are aware of this issue and are working to fix it. In the mean time, one solution has been to disable Jpeg compression in the PDF export options.