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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 > 2019-2018-2017, TurboCad Platinum 21,20,19 and 18.Using LightWorks, Anilab lab 5.  HP all in one  23" Touch smart screen with Nvidia Geforce 210, open gl 3.3. Intel Core i5 ,2.27GHz,4 GB ram.


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.