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Logic X problem resizing the score PDF export

Discussion in 'Logic Pro X' started by Pete Thomas, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. Pete Thomas

    Pete Thomas Administrator Staff Member

    I'm a bit of a newb when it comes to graphics, here's something that has me stumped.

    I want to use examples from Logic score as images on a website, they need to be about 600px wide.

    When I export a page of the score via PDF (camera tool) it is a huge image, and so I resize it in photoshop, but the lines of the staff always go very blurred.

    Does anyone know a good way to do this and keep the lines nice and sharp looking?

    PS: yes, I could do a screenshot, but there seems to be no way to lose the padlock icons you get as guides when you have changed the bar layout, plus the background is cream not white.
     
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  3. EdgarRothermich

    EdgarRothermich Senior member

    How about
    • Print the score in Logic to pdf file
    • Open in the pdf file in Preview
    • Here you can make your screenshot
    • Open the screenshot in Preview again and resize it to 600width (no Photohop required)
    Of course, the smaller the size, the less resolution (possible blurriness) occurs.
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  4. Pete Thomas

    Pete Thomas Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Edgar, many thanks. I did try that but it still seems a bit fuzzy. I would like to get it back to the sharpness I see on Logic.

    maybe in Logic I need to show a smaller size page.

    Also, I can't find how to resize excatly to 600px or whatever in preview, only the crude changes via the + and - icons.

    How do you get an exact size?
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2015
  5. EdgarRothermich

    EdgarRothermich Senior member

    In the Preview Main Menu Tools ➤ Adjust Size...

    The + - commands are just Zoom in/out
     
  6. Pete Thomas

    Pete Thomas Administrator Staff Member

    Ah, that is greyed out though. Maybe I need preview pro???
     
  7. EdgarRothermich

    EdgarRothermich Senior member

    It is grayed out because you might have a pdf file. You only can do that on graphics file like png, jpeg, and tiff
    Screenshots are usually png
    .
     
  8. Pete Thomas

    Pete Thomas Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, I was meaning the default export from Logic which is PDF.

    I have since found a reasonable way which is to set the page setup at slightly smaller than A5, then export as PDF and in Photoshop reduce to 10%. This ends up at 640 and looks quite decent.
     
  9. bayswater

    bayswater Senior member

    Note that you can also use Preview to export a PDF as a PNG or JPEG, and then use Preview > Tools > Adjust size to scale to an exact pixel count.
     
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