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If the image looks to pixelated in affinity photo or designer what can I do to touch it up and make it not look so rough?

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Hi Josie,

If it is very pixelated I would say there isn't much you can do I'm afraid. If possible could you provide an example picture?

Thanks

Callum

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Depending on how rough it looks & the subject matter, you could try adding a very small amount of Gaussian blur to it. You can also try resizing it to larger dimensions using the Document > Resize Document with "Resample" ticked & experiment with Bilinear or Bicubic resampling, followed by adding a bit of Gaussian blur.

Basically, the more pixels you have to work with, the smoother you should be able to get the image to look.


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How can I smooth out a pixelated image so it doesn’t look so rough when I’m doing art in affinity photo or designer? Using the iPad? To put it up to sell online thanks.

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What format are you exporting? All pixel formats will, by definition, be somewhat pixellated. Of the various formats, .gif is usually the worst (its the oldest, back when everything was pixelated), .jpg not compressed or only slightly will be good,  as will .png. Only .svg can be made close to no pixels/dots, because it is not a pixel image till rendered at whatever the highest resolution of the rendering device is.

How are you making the art? Are you adding images from other sources into ones made w. Affinity apps? If those are pixellated, you might be able to process them into something useful. As R C-R mentions resampling, which is often helpful.

Again, give an example.


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Those wanting to increase resolution of a photo to reduce pixelation by following the procedure mentioned above by @R C-R will find it helpful to watch the Affinity Revolution tutorial How to Increase Resolution - Affinity Photo Tutorial

 

 

 


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The original file could contain bitmap images. I just d0loaded the youtube logo as an .eps, and it included a badly pixelated image for the shiny screen glint. It needed to be blurred.

I suspect that the pixelization problem may be because the .png file is not large enough to start, or is being exported at a smaller size. As I mentioned above, all bitmaps will have shapes w. pixelated edges. 

 


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