Acrobat export to JPEG font smoothing
TLDR: expected result is that fonts will look the same in exported JPEG as they do in the PDF (when displayed 1:1). They currently don't.
When exporting to JPEG from PDF, even at max quality setting, embedded fonts have no smoothing/anti-aliasing applied when rasterized and look very choppy. Especially if exporting for web at 72ppi. Only way to mitigate (without fully resolving) this is to export at some absurdly high resolution (600+). We need not only resolution settings but dimension settings for JPEG export settings, and the embedded fonts need to be rasterized at that size and resolution / have proper smoothing or anti-aliasing applied.
In attached example, the JPEG is output at max quality and 144ppi
Jack Myers commented
I only just stumbled across this stupid, stupid situation. I have a client with dozens of PDFs that I have to export to JPEG so they will operate well within Adobe After Effects. Of course I output using Acrobat and only just now discovered all the images are aliased. WHAT ON EARTH IS ADOBE THINKING???? WHY WOULD WE EXPORT TO IMAGE WITHOUT ANY ALIASING????? Ugh, I am so sick of Adobe's failures.