Nodexl Image Quality

Apr 22, 2009 at 12:17 PM

I am very impressed with your software. However, I am unable to save a good quality image of the outputed graph so that I can insert it into a wordprocessed report. Pllease could you advise me on a solution


Apr 22, 2009 at 3:26 PM
Edited Apr 22, 2009 at 4:06 PM

You didn't say what you've tried so far, but the trick is to avoid resizing and to use a lossless image format.  Do this:

1. Right-click the graph pane, then select Save Image to File, Set Image Size and specify the exact size of the image you need.

2. Right-click the graph pane again, then select Save Image.  In the Save as Type box, select TIFF or BMP.  Do not select GIF, JPEG, or PNG, all of which involve compression.

3. When you insert the resulting image into another program, do it in a way that avoids resizing.

Because the graph consists of edges and vertices that might be just a few pixels wide, image compression and resizing can introduce ugly artifacts.  You want an exact-pixel reproduction for maximum quality.

-- Tony

Apr 22, 2009 at 3:44 PM

Thanks for the reply

I will try out some of your suggestions

Thank you very much