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Old 02-13-2008, 09:24 AM
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magic extractor tool

I have PE4 with hidden elements.
When I use the magic extractor tool, everything is fine until I click preview
and then layer flatten.
The image is sharp but all around it is a jagged edge which I have tried to
fix with the clone tool.
Question: Is there another way to remove that jagged edge?
It says to use the eraser tool and the smoothing tool but I don't know if that would work. I've never used either of those (2) tools.
Anybody have a solution.
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Old 03-13-2008, 05:49 AM
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Re: magic extractor tool

Can you post some examples of what you see? Right now going by your description I am a little blind...
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Old 03-13-2008, 10:02 AM
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Re: magic extractor tool

This is (1) example of those jagged lines. At 100% they are quite obvious.

DSC_2448 copy.tif

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Old 03-13-2008, 10:54 AM
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Re: magic extractor tool

Here is another one with the same problem. (This was made with Appleworks)

Picture 1

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Old 03-13-2008, 11:55 AM
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Re: magic extractor tool

Your images are not linked... Here's some info on how to attach images
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:09 AM
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Re: magic extractor tool

Swampy,
Thanks for the info. Lets see if I got that right.

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Old 03-14-2008, 07:12 AM
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Re: magic extractor tool

Swampy, I forgot to mention that that attachment is from appleworks 6.
I cannot get PE4 to accept it...any ideas?
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:17 AM
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Re: magic extractor tool

I'm guessing here, but it looks like your graphic was done in the "draw" module of Apple Works so it contains vectors not bitmap information. PE deals with bitmap info not vector. If you can take a screen shot of the artwork you might be able to open it in PE. Or if you can save or export it from AW as a JPEG, TIFF, or GIF, you may be able to open it in PE.
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:36 AM
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Re: magic extractor tool

Swampy,
That attachment is a screen shot but I will go back to appleworks and
see what I can do. Thanks.
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:52 AM
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Re: magic extractor tool

Swampy, I went back to appleworks and saved it as a jpeg and PE4
accepted it ok. The original problem is the jagged lines. I've always
thought that vectors didn't have jagged lines. Any thoughts there?

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Old 03-15-2008, 09:18 AM
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Re: magic extractor tool

Vectors will render as per their pixel base when converted to bitmap file types.

Still waiting on examples.
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Old 03-15-2008, 09:45 AM
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Just what Richard said. Vectors, when saved as JPEG, TIFF etc. get rasterized and turn to pixels in the process, ergo, jaggies.
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