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!