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Having completed an extensive planting scheme, I am unable to export image files for the views without the text objects becoming corrupted.

Any help please

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If using a Mac try printing 'save as' pdf. You can also use a screen capture. To avoid prolonged 'redrawing time. I often just use a screen capture from my Cinema display 1680x1050.

Takes 10sec versus 20minutes to re-render . Also using the zoom in VW sets up the view perfectly prior to capture.

Try export images from the ViewPort.

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I am working from a PC platform and found that the print to pdf was where the error occured. I need to pull off a scaled image and found that the only way I could successfully do this was to use the export image command but at a smaller image size. Provided I used a sufficiently high enough resolution I could then rescale through a graphics package and covert to a GIF image to minimise the file size.

Thanks for your help.

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Aqueous,

Prior to OSX that's basically how we did it on Mac. Although, instead of the severe limitations of GIF you should consider 'lossy' jpeg or lossless PNG.

I prefer PNG for archival images. ( see VW Preferences ) Additionally, if you're using an Image Editor like Photoshop Elements, you can save the file as a TIFF and it also saves all the layers with it, if necessary.

TIFF is recommended for hi-res Grayscale output such as scanned images.

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