While I have been using Fireworks MX2004 for a while I have a
lot to learn.
I have traced and greatly changed a graphic that is made of
single curved lines. The graphic appears so pixelly, if that could
be considered a word.
In an effort to change the pixelly appearance I changed the
resolution. While its not as bad, it still appears more rough than
I would like it to be. Also, though, in lowering the resolution,
the size of the printed picture has changed. It is much smaller. .
. . but the listed image size, in the program remains the same?????
First, how do I change the lines from having such a pixelly
appearance. Why does Fireworks list the image size as 6 x 6, but
yet the image prints as 2 x 2?
Fireworks renders the image the way it would appear
on-screen, that's why it appears "pixelly." If you want a program
that doesn't show your drawing the way it would look aliased for
screen output, you want to use Illustrator (or Expression Design or
the open source Inkscape, something that isn't necessarily geared
to making screen output.)
The resolution setting in Fireworks is pretty much
meaningless. More important are the pixel dimensions (height and
width). An image isn't a certain number of inches (like an artist's
canvas), it is a certain number of pixes. The resolution of the
device you're using to output figures into determining the image'ss
For example, suppose you make an image that is 600x600 pixels
square. On a monitor that shows about 100 pixels/inch, that image
is about 6 inches square. On a printer with 300 dpi (dots per inch)
resolution, that same image would normally print at 2 inches
square. If your printer is 1200dpi, then the image would be 1/2
inch square. That's if you print one-to-one each pixel of your
image is represented by one dot of ink. You can always print things
bigger or smaller.