New PDF viewer quality on Canvas

Use case or problem

I use the Canvas to organize PDFs all the time. But the new PDF viewer shows all PDFs in lower quality. I cannot read the text even when I zoom in all the way on the canvas. It is a blurry mess. The old PDF viewer showed text crystal clear. It looks like a low resolution rasterized version of the PDF.

Proposed solution

Make it adjustable in a menu setting how detailed to load PDFs.
I can tell that this is much faster than the old way, but I would much rather trade away performance for clarity. While I understand that many people might not wish to trade away the speed of this new implementation, for me this is a dealbreaker. I will have to roll back to the old version in the meantime.

Current workaround (optional)

The only “workaround” I’ve found so far is to select the PDF on the canvas so that it’s highlighted in the file explorer and then Ctrl+Hover over the file. That view is rendered in a proper full quality vector render.

Interesting. I am searching the forums because I have the opposite problem. I have a QR code on a pdf, and it looks blurry in Mac Preview and when I print it, but very crisp in Obsidian!

As you can see here, I have drag and dropped a research paper in pdf format and its totally blurry even though I have zoomed in the canvas in the max.

I have tested it in 3 Windows devices. 1 Windows 11 and 2 Windows 10 devices with Obsidian Release versions 1.3.5 and 1.5.8. And also in their Sandboxes and also Obsidian Sandboxes. Other than manually zooming in the PDF or stretching the PDF large enough and then the actual PDF readable zone shrinks a lot. I have tried to scale the display manually from windows or scale the size in Obsidian from appearance section from the settings to no avail. But interestingly enough I haven’t been able to find this issue in my iPad 9.7 inch (6th Generation). My iPad doesn’t have any scaling issue whatsoever. It is slightly blurry but very much readable.