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Affinity Designer: Unable to Export Exact Dimensions?

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I need exactly a 2:1 ratio.

I have an artboard set to 2000px by 1000px.

Place my vector image in this artboard to export as PNG.

When I am on the Export screen for PNG, it changes to 2001px by 1000px. ??

So I change the dimensions in export window back to 2000px by 1000px.

I export and it comes out as 2000px by 999px??

Why can't Affinity Designer export things in exact dimensions.

I made sure nothing was surrounding the Artboard that would effect dimensions.

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5 minutes ago, AffinityBrah said:

Why can't Affinity Designer export things in exact dimensions.

it can but you have to ensure that the X,Y and W,H values in the Transform Panel have no decimal places in them

If you are set not to display decimal places change that in preferences (to a high value)


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2 minutes ago, carl123 said:

it can but you have to ensure the X,Y W,H dimensions in the Transform Panel have no decimal places in them

If you are set not to display decimal places change that in preferences (to a high value)

Attached is my Artboard Transform Screen. Why should the X and Y matter when it is just the dimensions I'm worried about.

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Can you show everything from document setup to export settings? I just did a test in Designer. Made a 2000px x 1000px document. I placed a file, exported it as PNG and placed it in a new document. Size was 2000px x 1000px. 

The PNG export dimensions were locked and made it exactly the document size 

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The transform panel might be only showing whole numbers. You can set the number of decimal places it displays in the preferences

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3 hours ago, AffinityBrah said:

Attached is my Artboard Transform Screen. Why should the X and Y matter when it is just the dimensions I'm worried about.

As others have said, your Preferences determine how many decimal places are displayed. I suggest at least 3 for px measurements (even more would be better in some cases):

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Why do you need to worry about the X/Y coordinates? Because that's the way the program works, and (apparently) the way Serif believes it should work. The Snapping options you use are important to ensure that objects (including artboards) end up with integer X,Y coordinates and width, height values. You generally want Force Pixel Alignment on, and Move by Whole Pixels off. And you want to make sure not to override snapping by holding the Alt/Option key while moving or duplicating an object.


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