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Jagged Edge Fonts with AA On ?


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After I updated my computer the other day, Paint.net is now not adding AA to fonts above 216, and font sizes smaller than that have almost no AA, and I've made sure it's on by clicking it off and on.

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Is this happening to anyone else, or am I special ?

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What version of Windows? If you're on XP, that's just the way GDI does things. If you're on Vista, make sure you've got all your Windows Updates installed. All of 'em.

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I checked windows updates, And I'm using Vista, the last update i installed had .net framework stuff in it, but all that's left to update is Windows Mail Junk Filter and Microsoft Office Validation thing, and in Optional is for IE 8 & 9 and Zune.

Now that I think about it, when I was trying to install the updates last, it hung on Installing 1 of 6 for hours, in which i finnaly had to turn it off and pray that It didn't screw it up too bad, which resulted in a Disk Consistency Check.

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The update in particular that affects this on Vista is called Platform Update for Windows Vista or something similar.

See here: http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/16682-how-to-get-directwrite-support-on-vista/

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I've checked for updates numerous times, and even uninstalled the previous update that I thought caused it, but it's still doing it.

Okay, I've reinstalled numerous updates and restarted my computer I don't know how many times, and it's still causing it. I really need this fixed.

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Double post, sorry but.

I noticied when i put in a custom number, the AA is fine up to 225. Everything under 225 looks crisp and smooth, but once I put in 225 or above, it gets a mess.

Nevermind, it's still really jagged...

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Some fonts will be more prone to looking jaggy, esp if there is a lot of curves in them. (Pixels are what make up images & pixels are square.)

These are my preferred options to deal with this problem.

1. Use 4 x larger canvas than the finished product. Better explantation look for David Atwell's "DPI & you..."

2. Use large as possible font size then use whatever means you like to resize to size you like. I prefer the Move pixels over Rotate/Zoom.

3. Use Feather & AA Assistant to get rid of as much jagginess as possible.

4. Resize to required sized canvas.

Alternatively you can use the line tool with the right click function to get better curves & do each bit on a new layer to recreate the text. I usually choose contrasting colours & these can be change later. This method is very time consuming but it will give you really good results if you take the time.

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