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Exporting to pdf and resaving as a jpeg

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I am happily exporting my drawings to pdf and they can be opened by my Adobe Reader 7 and then printed. Thats ok. I want to import into Corel Photopaint X3 to colour up the drawing so opened the drawing in Acrobat 6.0 to resave as a jpeg. However parts of the drawing are missing in Acrobat 6.0 (although complete in Reader 7.0) and this gets worse as you zoom in and out.

I have tried exporting from VW as a jpeg but it is very pixelated and also rather small - how can I get the drawing neatly and easily into my paint programmes? I have tried opening with Photoshop 5 to no avail - the pdf is not a Photoshop one apparently. I dont remember this being a problem in VW 11 (I have upgraded recently)

Thanks in frustrated hope that someone can help!

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Exporting an image file from VectorWorks would be the way to go. You need to adjust the Resolution and Pixel Dimensions in the Export Image File dialog box to get the image quality you want.

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Thanks, I'll play with the jpeg settings. Its certainly not as crisp as a good pdf conversion but it will do. I wanted to colour up an A1 drawing and creating this as a jpeg is very memory hungary as a jpeg. Could you recommend any settings?

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You can make the image quality as good as you want. Experiment with different settings. I don't do it often enough to remember settings, it usually take a couple of tries to get where I want.

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Some things do not appear to export when using the VW export function. Transparency is such an example. Because of this I export as a PDF and load the pdf directly into photoshop which rasterizes it into a flat raster image that can then be output as jpg or whatever.

It is a shame that VW requires this intermediate step. NNA claim its because jpeg does not support transparency but that like saying that you can't shoot a photo through a window because the window is transparent and jpeg does not support that.

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