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*Harding
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Poor print quality from raster images

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01-22-2001 07:00 AM
I have imported a bmp file for use in an Autocad Drawing, but the print
quality from Autocad is horrible.

The same bmp file imported and printed through MS Photo Editor or from MS
Powerpoint, looks great. But printing from Autocad is grainy. It looks
like the resolution is just poor. I can't figure out why that should be or
what to do about it. Does anyone have any ideas?

The display resolution in the MS products is also good, while the display
resolution in Autocad is, again, poor.
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Re: Poor print quality from raster images

01-22-2001 09:49 AM in reply to: *Harding
I'm having the same problem--import a raster image, scale it and it prints out TERRIBLY! I've questioned friends on how scanning procedures might affect it but they ony work with photographs--I took my image to a "high end" scanning shop and the image printed even worse than as a simple bmp.--the "help" files don't elaborate on this nor do any of the books on AutoCAD that I've pored through in several bookstores--there must be a smooth routine for this.
*Schroeder, Bud
Message 3 of 5 (520 Views)

Re: Poor print quality from raster images

01-22-2001 01:24 PM in reply to: *Harding
Hi Harding,

What printer are you using? Also have you tried to adjust the Raster slider to
max quality to see if that solves the problem? Last but not least, resolution
of the raster image as well as the size your printing to can have a lot to do
with ho wit looks. For example if you scan a low res image and print it to say
an E size print, your going to have problems with the resolution looking low.

On your existing printer, create a PC3 file and the edit it. go to the Device
and document Settings. Take a look at the Graphics leaf. Then click on the
Raster Graphics leaf. Move the Raster slider all the way to the right.

Hope this helps.

Bud

Harding wrote:

> I have imported a bmp file for use in an Autocad Drawing, but the print
> quality from Autocad is horrible.
>
> The same bmp file imported and printed through MS Photo Editor or from MS
> Powerpoint, looks great. But printing from Autocad is grainy. It looks
> like the resolution is just poor. I can't figure out why that should be or
> what to do about it. Does anyone have any ideas?
>
> The display resolution in the MS products is also good, while the display
> resolution in Autocad is, again, poor.
*Harding
Message 4 of 5 (519 Views)

Re:

01-23-2001 04:48 AM in reply to: *Harding
HP 5000N

Went to printer properties within the Autocad print dialogue - slid all the
sliders to the right. That appears to have done the trick. Thanks for the
help.

Also, I tried both OLE and "Insert Raster Image". The latter provided much
better results.

I don't know anything about a raster slider.
"Bud Schroeder" wrote in message
news:3A6D159E.73B5BAEA@sonic.net...
> Hi Harding,
>
> What printer are you using? Also have you tried to adjust the Raster
slider to
> max quality to see if that solves the problem? Last but not least,
resolution
> of the raster image as well as the size your printing to can have a lot to
do
> with ho wit looks. For example if you scan a low res image and print it
to say
> an E size print, your going to have problems with the resolution looking
low.
>
> On your existing printer, create a PC3 file and the edit it. go to the
Device
> and document Settings. Take a look at the Graphics leaf. Then click on
the
> Raster Graphics leaf. Move the Raster slider all the way to the right.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Bud
>
> Harding wrote:
>
> > I have imported a bmp file for use in an Autocad Drawing, but the print
> > quality from Autocad is horrible.
> >
> > The same bmp file imported and printed through MS Photo Editor or from
MS
> > Powerpoint, looks great. But printing from Autocad is grainy. It looks
> > like the resolution is just poor. I can't figure out why that should be
or
> > what to do about it. Does anyone have any ideas?
> >
> > The display resolution in the MS products is also good, while the
display
> > resolution in Autocad is, again, poor.
>
*Harding
Message 5 of 5 (519 Views)

Re:

01-23-2001 04:52 AM in reply to: *Harding
The post below helped me.  Give it a
try.


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
I'm
having the same problem--import a raster image, scale it and it prints out
TERRIBLY! I've questioned friends on how scanning procedures might affect it
but they ony work with photographs--I took my image to a "high end" scanning
shop and the image printed even worse than as a simple bmp.--the "help" files
don't elaborate on this nor do any of the books on AutoCAD that I've pored
through in several bookstores--there must be a smooth routine for
this.
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