Make sure your document window is set to 100% display. It looks like you have zoomed in on the object.
Yeah, I did zoom in on it, but not by a lot. Even when I scale objects up
by about 25% the edges end up being distorted.
I tried saving the image as a jpeg and the output had the same problems.
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Try making your objects 2 or 4 times as big as you want them to be, export to a bitmap format (PNG32 or PNG24), re-open, and scale by the appropriate amount.
You can't have perfect edges, because you are dealing with an output medium that is made up of blocks. Reducing an image seems to give a smoother look than starting with fewer blocks to begin with.
If you have hard edges (especially where the colors are very different), don't use the JPEG format, because you will get compression artifacts that will distort both color and edge clarity.
I'll try that, thank you.
I meant that the objects are pixellated while I am editing as well as when it is exported.
Scaling could help though.
Yes, the pixelation while you're designing is intentional. Fireworks is intended for screen output and it's WYSIWYG that way. Fireworks is not intended to be a general purpose vector drawing program. If you intending your output for print, you can change the document dpi. (I am not sure if you need to do that when you first create a new document or if you can do that on the fly. I either use FW for screen/Web work or I have a target pixel size.)