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How to Correctly Reduce Drawing Size?

by FredS / July 31, 2005 6:33 PM PDT

Background Info
I have a business logo I want to use on a web site I'm developing (with Web Page Maker 2.0). The logo is a red circle with a thin black outline. Inside that red circle is a smaller black circle (with no outline). On top of the black circle are three large initials of my company's name and below those are three short words in text. I made the drawing in CorelDraw.

Why when I export the logo as a .gif or .jpg I can never reduce its size enough to make it usable in on a web page. Anything below, say, 350 x 350 pixels makes the logo start to loose its sharpness and it begins breaking up. I'd like to make it small enough to use at about 50 x 50 pixels.

Yet I see that some people can make gif-formatted, web site buttons and similar images so small while they still retain sharp lines and letters in their images? What do I need to do to make my CorelDraw drawing retain its sharpness and yet still be reducible to something as small as 50 x 50 pixels?

Thanks for any help.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 31, 2005 9:20 PM PDT

Reduce it to 50x50 then open it in your editor and touch it up to your standards.


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Thanks, it worked . . .
by FredS / August 1, 2005 7:02 PM PDT
In reply to: Try...

. . . in principle because I started off with a smaller drawing and ended up re-creating the original vector-drawn logo in a paint program (Corel Photopaint).

Also, what helped was my changing the logo type face from serif (Times Roman) to sans-serif (Arial). That more block-style text helped keep the drawing ''cleaner'' when moved to my web site in progress.

Again, thanks, that was a good idea.

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re: saving a MS word drawing image
by micromatters / September 16, 2007 11:22 AM PDT

I read you post and wonder how do you save your MS word drawing images so they open as an image
I've been doing it fine when saving it as a text rich document...
but now that no longer works
how do you save yours?

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