Poor image quality

Wed, 2007-05-16 03:54
Divals
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I've found two problems with image quality in my cards so far. The first one is that the pictures that I import have a somewhat blocky quality to them, as if they are low-quality jpegs. The second problem is that any card I export has the same problem, usually when different colors meet. I try to save as tiffs for higher quality, but saving as a tiff makes MSE give me the following error message:

TIFF: Error writing image. [OK] [Details]
Details gives me the following three lines:
tiff module: image
TIFF library error.
TIFF: Error writing image.

An example of the output is attached.

Thank you,
=Divals

Wed, 2007-05-16 04:10
BunnieRein
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Try saving as a .png to fix the export

Custom File Library:
http://mtg.pifro.com/

Wed, 2007-05-16 04:41
Divals
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Yah, I'm doing that now, but I can still see fragmentation in the original picture (import).. and it doesn't seem to matter what I save that as.

=Divals

Thu, 2007-05-24 18:55
marjanovich
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Question for ya (or 2)

What version? with .33 i'm only experiencing bad previews the cards themselves export fine (http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/node/842) just exported em 5 minutes ago.

As a thought in the style file there's an option for DPI couldn't we just raise it to like 300 (or 1200) and make an enlarged template to use it? 300 DPI will still be printable on a standard inkjet and 1200 DPI is usable on a laser.

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Thu, 2007-05-24 20:48
jpxsat
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(sorry, english is not my mother language)

Hi everybody, i`d like to ask, how can i print high quality cards? it`s a fact that the esportation doesn`t work very well; i`ve tryed with the dpi`s thing, but when i print them the only thing that change is the card size... to a smaller size.

Wish to print my set to can work with it, and that the cards doesn`t look fake beacause of a resolution problem, that`s all. Can somebody help me in this? please?

(hope that i don`t write so bad)

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Thu, 2007-05-24 22:30
Divals
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I'm using .33 as well.. but I'll try the DPI thing, arigato

=Divals

Fri, 2007-05-25 02:35
marjanovich
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doitashimashite (my romanji sucks sorry)

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Tue, 2017-12-12 09:51
Supermana

Hi, I want you to share what i have done to solve all these Poor image, text, font and dpi issues.

I am not an active member so i can't create a new post.

1.Poor Image quality:
MSE limits use in image quality for legal restrictions, so all image that you put on your cards will loss in quality. The solution is to use MSE 2.0.1, an unofficial version that allows you to keep a good image quality while using PNG format in your cards.

2.Poor quality texts:
To counter the poor quality you have to go to Edit > Preferences > Display > up Zoom to 200% and check Use zoom and rotation settings.
That will export the card in higher resolution (more than 1000px instead of 500px) and texts will be much clearier.

3.Better background/template quality
You can't do anything for the templates that are already in the programe but you can create new ones with a tool called mse designer v0.3 , it allows you to create you own custom templates. However you can't put a background in the designer tool. The trick is to put an Image box to the entire surface of your template and set it to a lower Index (-2 or less) than other boxes you will put(images,text,choices...).

Using photoshop or paint.net you can create you own template background in high quality (always using png for quality reason) and then put it in background using Magic set editor (2.0.1).

4. 96 ppp to 300ppp (or dpi/ppi)
MSE limits all exports to 72-96ppp, you can just change it by using a software.
Just use paint.net or a similar software, Click ctrl+R and change the dpi to whatever you want.

Please share this reply.
Supermana

Mon, 2018-04-02 18:07
Leon.The.Prony
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Thanks for the advice, Supermana!
I had the same issue with horrible image quality, but once I installed the aforementioned version, I could export my cards in lossless format. I still had to reload all the artworks manually, but it did the job.

My only remaining problem is that the software still uses Helvetica in the rules text, despite I installed all the fonts provided with the editor. Oh well, I think I can live with that!

Cheers!

Mon, 2018-04-02 19:04
spazlaz

@supernana: where can we find 2.0.1? i hate how it converts .png to .jpg

Wed, 2018-04-04 19:29
Leon.The.Prony
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I used this, because this version was compiled the most recently: https://github.com/amarillonmc/MSE201_w_ygos10

I you want to use the most recent templates, you need to override the data folder with the latest package (There's a maintained 2.0.0 version in the discord group's list of resources). Once you're done with it, you need to reload all resources, because the old version stores them in low quality JPEG format. To reload the images, go to File->Reload Resources, or just simply hit CTRL+F5; this will effectively remove the jitter you can see on the preview images.

To export them in PNG, you only need to change the output file format to "{card.name}.png".
The method described above solved my quality related issues.

You should check the new MSE site too, looks like there's a bundled version of 2.0.1 in the download section: magicseteditor.boards.net
(Haven't tried it yet.)

Wed, 2018-04-04 20:20
CanterburyEgg
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There is! I can verify that it functions as MSE. I can't verify it's the same version you linked to - that'd be Cajun who could do that for you.