Choose level of transparency / raster merge on export

11-12-2019 04:40 AM
Status: Implemented
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New Contributor III

Previously in ArcMap, any layer that had a transparency on export would take that layer and any layers below it and convert into one raster. Any layers above that transparent layer would then stay as vector information if relevant, and so the title block too.

In Pro, I have noticed that various layers on top of one another is trying to replicate those layers as true transparency individual layers in the PDF but causes problems especially of loading time of the PDF.

There is the option of export as image which does replicate what ArcMap previously did, however, this even converts the title block and everything else as a raster.

Are we able to have an additional setting to decide how it treats the transparent layers, so giving the option of what ArcMap does, are can it just do what ArcMap did previously as there were no problems with this.

Status changed to: In Product Plan
Status changed to: Implemented

This Idea has been implemented in ArcGIS Pro 3.1. You can now choose to rasterize individual or multiple layers upon layout export by selecting 'Rasterize layer in exported file' in the Layer Properties 'General' options.

Please see the What's New documentation for more new features in Pro 3.1.

The Ideas in ArcGIS Pro 3.1 blog will be wrapped up soon, highlighting all Ideas implemented in this release, including this one. Once complete, I will add the link to this comment.