I like very much to wrap Mathematica images by
Panel, which gives many of them a much better view. To be precise, if image is some illustration, plot etc. I would like to put it in Mathematica document as
Panel@image Then I typically mark the output as Figure in the JournalArticle StyleSheet.
However, most of my documents should be later transformed into PDF for further use. This is unavoidable, since in my company nobody else uses Mathematica.
In the PDF document version the panel loses most of its attractiveness. The gray color becomes almost white, and the fine rim details (which made the panel looking in Mathematica like a 3D-relief) disappear. In this form Panel makes the view worse, rather than improve it. To be more precise, here is an image wrapped by a panel: please execute the following in Mathematica notebook:
As you see the panel looks a 3D relief. It does not exist any more in the PDF version of the file that you can see below.
Besides, the panel color is much worse now.
Have you any idea of what could be done to improve the
Panel view after the document is transformed into PDF?