Re: Exporting image files #HowTo #dxf


For many years i have exported my layout files as Very Large BMPs and dropped them down to a usable size by converting them to a JPG or even a PNG. Both are suitable.
I don't recall ever having a problem with the definition of the BMP. I  mean, in graphic terms it has everything that appears on your layout, every BIT of it ;)

My graphic tool of choice has for many years been XNView and I have exported countless layout images over the years.

On Sat, 25 Jan. 2020, 5:42 am Radgoate via Groups.Io, <> wrote:
I wouldn’t class a BMP as being inferior....

In fact, a BMP is more ‘pure’ than almost any other format. I often use them when I want faithful, hi-def images - which for the output from XTrackCad seems spot-on - as most other formats, whilst taking less storage, are distorted....
> On 24 Jan 2020, at 18:18, Martin Fischer <Martinfischer8@...> wrote:
> Tony,
> your problem seems to be caused by the program that is used to show the BMP.
> I did an export with 25dpi.
> On Windows 10 I checked with:
> - Irfan View: good
> - Paint: good
> - Paint 3d: good
> - Fotos: not ok
> In any case, the next release will have a PNG export under Windows and GTK.
> Regards
> Martin
>> Am 23.01.2020 um 07:47 schrieb Tony Scott:
>> Hi Martin
>> The layout file is attached. It is incomplete as there is a station and yards to be added on modules 4 & 5, just in case you thought it looked a bit odd.
>> Cheers
>> Tony

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