I need to export a clear image of a design.

Asked by Casey Ingram on 2018-01-11

I'm unsure how to get the quality of image I'm aiming for. I've looked this up on my own and have found no helpful resources. I'm basically trying to get an image quality where when it is zoomed the edges are crisp and clear. If you could help me or point me in the direction of some helpful sources I'd be grateful. Thank you.

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2018-01-23
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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

Casey, vector images (the kind that Inkscape produces) are by default independent of the zoom factor.

Can you be more specific in describing what you're trying to do?

Casey Ingram (minatos) said : #2

I have a design with many unconnected parts, I need to make it into a high quality PDF. The only thing I was told was that it should be of high enough quality that when you zoom in on it, there are no extra pixels. I'm sorry if it's so vague, I will try to get the exact quality soon.

Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #3

Yes, that's vague, indeed.

By default, Inkscape exports vector graphics to pdf, so zooming should work flawlessly, if you don't change anything.

Unless you have raster effects or raster images in your drawing, e.g. an imported photo, or another jpg/png file that you have imported, or a blur filter, or any other filter effect.

For the photos, you need to import large enough images. For every inch in the final product, the image should have at least 300 px (or might be they need even more, but 300 is pretty common).

For the filters, you need to set a high enough dpi value in the pdf export dialog.
A standard dpi value would be 300 (as above, dots per inch), or rarely, 600. A very high value would be 1200 dpi. A very low value would be 150 dpi.

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