Add Image display blurred

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#1 Add Image display blurred

I am using the Add Image feature in the Drawing menu on a diagram to display an image of a product. I browse to the image to select it, then click on the diagram to select the image insertion point, and then drag the mouse to the desired size. While I'm dragging, the image displays clearly. However once I click again to complete the insertion, the image immediately displays blurred. This happens with all images. 

What am I doing wrong? Why are the image displaying with such poor quality?

The source image is probably too large.

Thanks for posting on the forum.

When using an image, SkyCAD attempts to adjust its size (in width and height) in order to optimise performances.  If the image is much larger than needed, the reduction process makes it so the end result is a blured image.

If you open your image with an image editor (which can be as simple as MS paint) and reduce its size and save it, you should get better results.

Let us know if this works out!

Blurry!

I have the same problem and no way around it, need an overide to stop the software 'attempting' to optimise and screwing it up!

Blurry!

This is using a lower res image as you suggest.

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Indeed...

Thanks for posting on the forum.

We have indeed identified a bug with our image reduction process that has been fixed in the next version.   Once that version will be available, you won't have to do anything with your currently blurry images, they will show clearer automatically.

I am having the same issue. I

I am having the same issue. I cannot determine a size of file that will display correctly.

I've tried 64x64px, 25x25mm. The original image was 5100x5100px, way bigger than necessary for a small logo like this. I just want to add our company logo to the drawing title block.

Even using the built in images in the catalogue for a VFD, etc. are blurry when inserted.

 

 

Please upload your company logo here

Please upload your company logo here and we'll see if we can resize it in the best way.

Even using the built in images in the catalogue for a VFD, etc. are blurry when inserted.
If we open an example project (that come with SkyCAD by default and use built-in catalogue parts and images) using your environment, the images on the panel layouts look quite clear when inserted onto a sheet:

Does it look this way to you too?

I tried it with this 3 phase

I tried it with this 3 phase disconnect includied in the skycad defaults. It is still blurry in a general sheet. I've been trying to add to the title block using drawing -> add image.

I'm not sure where the example projects are located.

 

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Yes

I tried it with this 3 phase disconnect includied in the skycad defaults. It is still blurry in a general sheet.
Ah, OK. Yes, this is normal. It looks blurry when zoomed in, but when it's printed out on a sheet, it looks quite fine.

I'm not sure where the example projects are located.
Select SkyCAD in the tree view, go to the Create/Add tab, select Open Project, and find IEC Example Project and IEEE Example Project.