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Reduce Drawing Image Size in Paint.net without sacrifices resolution?

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I have some really large blueprints (black and white). Some of them exceed 30000 x 8000 in size. I want to reduce the overall size of these but when I try this my image gets really fuzzy. Is there a way to make these images smaller without messing up the clarity?

 

Thanks a million!

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resize the image in factors of 1/2 (ex: 50%, 25%, etc). If the size you want isn't exactly 1/2 of the size of the full sized image, first resize to twice the size you need, then resize again to 50%

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Keep in mind that if you have an X by Y sized image, and reduce it to an X/2 by Y/2 image, you are discarding

75% of the image information. One would expect a little fuzziness to be the result. Don't you have these drawings

available in some CAD drawing format? I think the associated CAD software scales them down using

completely different methods.

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When you resize the image, be sure to change the resampling method to "nearest neighbor" and see if that helps.

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You could always try sharpening after shrinking (Effects -> Photo -> Sharpen). I find that sometimes works really well with screenshots that I'm reducing the size of, for instance.

 

Be sure to set the "Amount" to 1 (the default is 2).

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Thanks all for your information! We don't have the cad versions as they are just sent to us as TIF or pdf documents.. Some of these are so old the original files probably don't even exist anymore :)

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