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I'm creating a PDF for print as a poster. I've tried several times saving my Photoshop PSD image as a PDF yet no matter what options I select (High Quality, X1A, etc. it always downsizes the resolution. I have turned off compression and everything else. I can't figure out why. I've pasted the file info from the "Get Info" option on Mac's Finder. The resolution is 1314x1746 px yet the image is 5475 x 7275px when I look at the PSD file in Photoshop.

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    Hi. Welcome to GDSE. What are the compression settings for the PDF export? Do you have downsampling enabled? Have you tried setting it to "Do not downsample"? – Billy Kerr Apr 19 at 22:43
  • Hi Billy, thanks for answering. I have disabled downsampling and have set it to no compression. Today when I tried saving I actually got an error that I didn't before: Could not save a copy as “Yoga Poses poster 24x36.pdf” because the document exceeds the 2.00G limit for saving Photoshop PDF files. See Help topic “Saving and Exporting Images” for more information – bigvibes Apr 21 at 8:53
  • It would seem your poster is way too big. Does it also have multiple layers? Perhaps check the answers given here about what resolution a large format print should be. Also, why switch off compression? It will help keep the file size down. – Billy Kerr Apr 21 at 9:01

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