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DPI work environment ... HELP!!!!
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* December 20, 2015, 01:46:16 AM
I need to save a very simple drawing at a width of 944 pixels as a jpg. I've saved it in every conceivable manner but when viewing the jpeg, it's stepped/pixelated. Please, how do I fix this???

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* December 20, 2015, 06:05:29 AM
#1
The way I create hi-res JPGs is to first print to PDF (using something like the free PrimoPDF writer) then use another free program (I like PDFill) to convert the PDF into a JPG with whatever resolution I want.
I first create the PDF because PDFs are vector images and can be scaled as much as required without getting the "jaggies". 

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Gary Wooding
Win10 64-bit,
TC21.2 x64 Plat, Bld59
TC16.2 Plat, Bld54.0
TCC 3.5


December 20, 2015, 06:13:44 AM
#2
William
When using Save As you need to go into the setup for specifying your pixel dimensions etc.

What is it? a colour render or just a line drawing?

See attached:
« Last Edit: December 20, 2015, 06:32:16 AM by Darrel Durose »

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Daz…

V2019 Plat 64bit, Lenovo P72 Laptop, Window 10 Pro for Workstations, Intel Xeon E-2186 CPU @ 2.90 Ghz (6 cores/12 threads), 32GB RAM, 512GB & 1TB SSD's, Nvidia P5200 c/w Max=Q Design GPU, Display UHD 3840 x 2160 pixels
TurboCAD user since V3 and Turbocad 3D V1.


* December 20, 2015, 08:11:38 AM
#3
re: …when viewing the jpeg, it's stepped/pixelated…

I would use PNG instead of JPG. A PNG doesn't become pixelated when edited, like JPG's do.

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John R.

V17—V21, 2015—2019
Designer, Deluxe, (Professional, Expert, Basic), Platinum
RedSDK enabled
Windows 10 Pro (1803), 64-bit


December 20, 2015, 12:28:23 PM
#4
Like John Mentioned PNG is preferable as it does not compress and remove image information from the render.

I have quickly created a Image Size Calculator for Microsoft Excel which can help give dimensions from your image size - your printer/DPI - Output size in Pixels.

Let me know of any errors in the attached Excel file which is zipped up.

When entering Inch dimensions please leave a space for measurements like 12 1/2 = twelve and a half inches.

Orange Cells for Inches
Yellow for Millimetres
Green for DPI
« Last Edit: December 20, 2015, 12:52:14 PM by Darrel Durose »

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Daz…

V2019 Plat 64bit, Lenovo P72 Laptop, Window 10 Pro for Workstations, Intel Xeon E-2186 CPU @ 2.90 Ghz (6 cores/12 threads), 32GB RAM, 512GB & 1TB SSD's, Nvidia P5200 c/w Max=Q Design GPU, Display UHD 3840 x 2160 pixels
TurboCAD user since V3 and Turbocad 3D V1.


* December 21, 2015, 09:51:21 AM
#5
Nice Daz,
Thanks for the stocking stuffer :)
Merry Christmas!

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"What do I know, I'm still learning"..
Windows 7 64 bit HP > on a stock HP laptop with 4gb-2.4 GHz.Turbocad 2019-2018-2017, TurboCad Platinum 21.Using LightWorks, Anilab lab 5. ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500/5100 and HP all in one desktop with Nvidia Geforce 210, open gl 3.3


December 21, 2015, 09:56:33 AM
#6
Your welcome Dean

Hope there is still room for a shiny new laptop with a few more threads in your Stocking.... ;D

Merry RedSDK Christmas!

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Daz…

V2019 Plat 64bit, Lenovo P72 Laptop, Window 10 Pro for Workstations, Intel Xeon E-2186 CPU @ 2.90 Ghz (6 cores/12 threads), 32GB RAM, 512GB & 1TB SSD's, Nvidia P5200 c/w Max=Q Design GPU, Display UHD 3840 x 2160 pixels
TurboCAD user since V3 and Turbocad 3D V1.