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I have a file that is a image that has text over the top. I have created it in Affinity Designer. The photo is high res (927 KB when i cut n paste it in. Looks high res when i am working on it and the print file is only 90cm square (the original photo was way bigger).

All looks good until i try and export to pdf to print. The photo pixellates and becomes only 67 KB in size the whole file. Any idea what i am doing wrong. There is no question in forum addressing it that i could find.

Appreciate someones help.

 

Al

coasters example.pdf

coasters example.afdesign

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Hi AlTay,

Welcome to the forums :)

I've downloaded your .afdesign file and I can see your design currently measures 21.3mm squared. This is why you're seeing pixelation upon export and a small PDF file.

I've opened Document Setup and converted your document to 90cm squared, ensuring objects is set to Rescale. Please find this document attached!

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coasters example resized.afdesign

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yes. i thought was missing something. still getting use to AFF. thanks so much Dan for your promptness. Something else you may be able to help with. How do i set up AFF so when i open documents the settings are always in mm (not like the default of picas)  and set to 300 dpi ... (vs comes up 72 dpi).

Al

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No problem at all, happy to help :)

You can create a document preset with Millimeters as the Unit and 300 DPI as default and save this as a custom preset which can be used at any time from the New Document menu. I've included a quick screen recording of this below!

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