Poor quality pdf export

Hi all,

I’m trying to export publication-quality vector graphics but struggle with the quality.

im2.pdf (3.7 MB)

I find the pdf export of really poor quality. Do you guys know how to increase it ?



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This is a bug in the current release, 5.8.0. It has been fixed in the nightly build, i.e., the developer’s code. This fix will land in both 5.8.1 (out next month) and 5.9.0 (out in September). Try downloading from paraview.org/download. With regards to this bug, it was fixed here: https://gitlab.kitware.com/paraview/paraview/-/issues/17639.

Hi thanks for the answer. My question wasn’t really on the colorbar location but rather the quality of the 2D field itself.
Using the nightly build I obtain this result : im3.pdf (3.6 MB)

I still find the png export to me of better quality. Is there a parameter I need to tweak ?


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When you save the .pdf, you get an option panel with a few options to select. If you look at the advanced panel, there are more options. Click the little gear at the top.

Having said that, I suspect you will get the best images by taking Save Screenshot, and outputing’.png’s. I don’t know where the .pdf codec comes from, I’m pretty sure we didn’t develop it.

Hello community!

I have the same issue, facing non-vector quality of mesh instance after exporting .pdf, .eps, .svg and so on. I am using Paraview 5.9.0 on Windows.

Can you please provide a reliable solution for this matter?


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