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Export and pixel view mode resolutions are halved

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The problem I'm having is that Pixel View modes and exports are half the size they should be. If I export at 2x, the exported file, while named @2x is actually the resolution of a 1x export. Same goes for the Pixel View modes, they're half sized (see screenshots). So, when I export or preview at 1x, the image is pixelated down to ludicrous mode.

 

Until today, I hadn't used Affinity since the last update (I'm now on 1.4.1), so I suppose this issue could have been introduced in 1.4.1.

 

Here are some screenshots I took while zoomed at 100% (document setup included as well):

  • Vector Mode (Pixel View Mode disabled): post-22468-0-52021400-1456280155_thumb.png
  • Retina Pixel View Mode: post-22468-0-55508300-1456280162_thumb.png
  • Pixel View Mode: post-22468-0-94809300-1456280169_thumb.png
  • Document Setup: post-22468-0-20975800-1456280346_thumb.png

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Hi orokusaki,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

If you set the document dpi to 72 you should get the correct dimensions when exporting at 1x, 2x and 3x. The document DPI is used to determine your intended source dimensions.  

So, if you set it up to 144dpi as you did,  your 1x will be 72dpi (half the size) and you 2x will be 144dpi ( which corresponds to 1x since it's the dpi you set for your document).

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Awesome, thanks @MEB! I guess, even after having read the explanations many times, I still don't understand the value of the dpi setting, then. So, should I be using 72dpi, even when designing high-resolution graphics for Retina displays? Is there a time when it makes sense to use 144dpi?

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