Issue 4748 - antialiasing vs anti-antialiasing (printing of inserted graphics)
Summary: antialiasing vs anti-antialiasing (printing of inserted graphics)
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.0
Hardware: PC Windows NT
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
: 40308 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2002-05-11 12:48 UTC by halmai
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:32 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description halmai 2002-05-11 12:48:25 UTC

I insert a GIF from a file. The image is shown antialiased. I am a bit confused 
because the image is printed with _no_ antialiasing.

I think the best would be an option in the image properties, just a simple 
checkbox which defines to display (and print) the image with or without 

Best regards,

Csongor HALMAI
Comment 1 stefan.baltzer 2003-01-06 17:21:12 UTC
Reassigned to Bettina.
Comment 2 graaf 2004-08-29 00:58:08 UTC
I don't think it's a good idea to antialias imported pictures. If you want to
import a screenshot for example, you don't want it to be antialiased (looks
fuzzy). Same holds true with any crisp pictures with hard edges (bitmap
diagrams, charts, maps etc.) - just the kind of pictures for which people uses
gif format.

I understand that antialiasing would seem to be desirable feature when printing
photographs as it seems to add more resolution to the image. It does no - it
only makes it smoother.

Including antialiasing would promote bad habits and incomprehension towards
image size and resolution. Correct way is to have sufficiently big (in terms of
resolution) original picture or to use it in so small size that no aliasing is
perceptible in the print.

None of the good lay-out or drawing programs (InDesign, QuarkXPress, Freehand,
Illustrator, Photoshop) is antialiasing pictures when printing. And none is even
giving you that option. Windows Picture and Fax Viewer probably does antialias
when printing, but that's hardly respectable, professional quality software.
Comment 3 lohmaier 2005-01-15 20:43:18 UTC
extended summary a bit.
Comment 4 lohmaier 2005-01-15 20:44:58 UTC
from issue 40308 (from tlknv):
    I think that antialiasing of inserted bitmaps when printing in OODraw would
be a very helpfull improvment.   Let me explain my arguments against
    Althougt Gimp and others don't have antialiasing when printing, it is easy
to simulate antialiasing by resizing a picture.  At present, in order to get
antialising, the best way to go seems:
1) Run the Gimp and copy the picture from the OODraw to the Gimp through the
2) Resize the picture with the Gimp.
3a) Either copy the pictute from the Gimp to the OODraw throuh the clipboard,
which hangs my PC for about 5 minutes and results in a huge object in OODraw
3b) copy the picture throught a temporary jpg file.

My "ABC" project which is 10MB would grow at least to 40MB. Even saving a 10MB
project takes several seconds on my PC ( HDD 10GB, UDMA33, NTFS ). Moreover,
resizing 360 pictures in my "ABC" in that way would take many hours.

Thus, I think that it would be beneficial to have antialiasing when printing to
minimize the project size and maximize effeciency, and it could be either a
project option, a picture option, or both.
Thank you in advance,
Boris Toloknov
Comment 5 lohmaier 2005-01-15 20:45:26 UTC
*** Issue 40308 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 halmai 2005-01-16 09:44:53 UTC
That's why I suggested to have an option for antialising the image or not. I am
not sure if two option is needed (one for the on-screen presenting and one other
for on-paper presenting). 

The suggestion of Boris Toloknov mentioned at Jan 15 12:44:58 -0800 2005, a
project option, can be a good idea as well but probably using styles would be
better and more general solution. 
Comment 7 halmai 2006-07-31 18:51:50 UTC
Sorry, did anything happen during the last four years? 

I am not sure, but I think this should not be a hard-to-implement feature, is
it? Unfortunatelly I do not have time to participate in the development but I
wish all the bests who can. All the things I can do is to use OOo and report
bugs and wishes if I find any. 
Comment 8 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:42:27 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".