I'm impressed how hard it is to do a simple task: print/save as PDF some transparent vectored images, as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint graphics.
Word can save as PDF and keep the transparency unchecking the
PDF/A Compliant, but non vector images (PNG JPE) quality is very bad (pixellated) and there is no option to customize PDF image compression.
Others apps like PDF Creator gives the user image compression options, but they don't keep the transparency.
- App: Transparency / image quality
- Word builtin .pdf converter (Export or Save As): Keep transparency / Bad images resolution
- PDF creator, doPDF, CutePDF writer: NO transparency! / Configurable images resolution
Adobe PDF works, but it is paid: Print and save transparent artwork
Flattening may be necessary when you print or when you save or export to other formats that don’t support transparency. To retain transparency without flattening when you create PDF files, save your file as Adobe PDF 1.4 (Acrobat 5.0) or later.
I don't want to flatten my images
Is there any free non PostScript(garbage) printer so I can print in PDF version >= 1.4?