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kirtimaan_bkn 07-02-2010 12:38 AM

Strange anti aliasing issue
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I have a pc in my office. This pc got a Asus mother board. There is a strange issue with graphics on that pc. Anything which I draw using GIMP or Inkscape is not smooth. If I open that file on other system and just save that with different name, it become smooth.

Earlier I thought its something related to graphic card. So I purchased a new graphic card (nVidia) but still problem is same. I also tried different OS (including Windows XP as system is on dual boot mode) but no luck.

I have attached 2 files. One is saved on that PC and another is from the same file, but I opened that file on second pc and saved that again.

Please suggest what could be the issue.

SalmonEater 07-04-2010 08:11 PM

Have the various settings (openGL and others) been made identical?
Are there other OSes on one or the other machines? Doesn't look so much as antialiasing as a pixellation/resolution problem. So, I would make all settings identical and then compare again.

kirtimaan_bkn 07-05-2010 02:04 AM

Thanks for your reply. Other machines have identical software configuration and display settings. Thats why its looking more strange to me too.

business_kid 07-05-2010 10:46 AM

The pictures look quite similar here, but the strokes are different.
Just trying to be logical - if opening the file and rewriting it fixes this problem with no further issues, and the box is otherwise perfect, I would suspect
1. Software (,, gimp, whatever)
2. If you compiled plenty of stuff on one box, you could have the problem that your distro is expecting one version of a file, but 'make install' actually placed another version there. This is best solved by upgrading if you can't find it quickly, but can lead to insane faults.

Divide & conquer. If you eliminate gimp, or write .tiffs does the problem go? If you write jpegs does it return?

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