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When exporting an ArcGIS Pro layout containing PNG images (e.g. Logo, Photo or Chart), I cannot open the generated PDF file.

Export works fine without the image. It does also not work when using a TIFF or BMP image. However, it does work using a JPEG file.

When opening the PDF file, the following errors occur:

  • A drawing error occurred.
  • Insufficient data for an image.

First dialog after opening PDF file Second dialog after opening PDF file

The error occurs with different images from different sources.

I am using ArcGIS Pro 2.2.4. Unfortunately, I do not have admin rights on this computer to upgrade to 2.3.

My current workaround is using a JPEG image with an acceptable resolution.

Update 2019/04/13: still looking for a solution to preserve vector data. I posted the question on GeoNet as well:

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This does require ArcGIS Pro 2.3

There is an Output as Image Option

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Option 2: PDF Print Drivers

A non-upgrade approach is to have a pdf print driver installed

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