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I am trying to create a digital design from one of my drawings. I autotraced it in Inkscape, cleaned it up in Designer and now have to export it as a png file. The image now looks a bit pixelated. How can I fix this? The end result has to be a png file. Is there an easier way to convert my drawings to png? Please help!

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Hi ElspethJ,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
The PNG should look exactly the same as what you see on canvas when both are seen at 100% zoom (assuming you are not scaling the PNG on export). What's the size of the original document and the size of the exported PNG in pixels? Are you checking/seeing the PNG at 100% zoom/size?

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Thank you for your prompt reply. I have now checked PNG at 100% and it looks fine. The original document is 7016 x 4961 px and it has to be exported at 4950 x 3500 px. I also selected 'bicubic' when exporting.

I then upload it to a website for printing. It can then only be viewed as a very small image. See attached. 

It is also supposed to be PNG24. Is that the same as PNG?

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1 hour ago, ElspethJ said:

I then upload it to a website for printing. It can then only be viewed as a very small image. See attached.

If you can establish the required pixel dimensions for printing, then that should be the one you specify. Most printing websites will only show scaled-down images on their viewing pages. 4950 x 3500 would be rather large to show onscreen.

1 hour ago, ElspethJ said:

It is also supposed to be PNG24. Is that the same as PNG?

PNG-24 is one flavour of PNG. The other one you will come across is PNG-8. This has only 8-bit colours and is better for greyscale or black-and-white images such as yours. For colour images use png-24 for continuous images (such as photographs) and png-8 for diagrams with relatively few colours. Nevertheless, if they require png-24, then that is what you must supply. On the png export dialogue, you have a dropdown list allowing you to choose.

John


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