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Bitmap Export on Mac clips edges of objects

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:12 pm
by ts232
When exporting a bitmap there is no padding around the objects, and they get clipped slightly. I posted a bug report on this many months ago, and just now noticed that you had replied with an "unable to reproduce". I am attaching the dxf and image files to this message and subsequent ones. My settings for export are the standard 640x480, white background. It does not seem to make any difference what file format I use. With Qcad 2.x I would get a nice few pixels padding around the objects.

Re: Bitmap Export on Mac clips edges of objects

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:13 pm
by ts232
Here is the dxf file that produced the previous image:

Re: Bitmap Export on Mac clips edges of objects

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:15 pm
by ts232

Re: Bitmap Export on Mac clips edges of objects

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:27 pm
by Clive
Hello
I can reproduce this also on win 7-64 in QCAD 3, agreed the 'padding' as you say is absolutely perfect and this does result in a tightly cropped fit when exporting to a bitmap image, maybe a 'padding' border size option could be added to the export dialog here!

For now a workaround you could use is set out below, it`s not perfect but it may help you out for now :wink:

1.Set up new layer 'Marker' with color set to something you can see well e.g. Yellow.

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2. Working on this new layer 'Marker' draw small circles where you need the border 'padding' to be.

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3. Finally select these added circles and in the property editor change the radii to ' 0 '.

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4. Export your file to bitmap and you should get a better result :D .

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Hope this comes in useful for now.