Software for Scientists Register   Contact    Follow us on Twitter   Follow us on Google+    Search
About us Diamond Endeavour Match! Pearson's CD  
About Diamond
Function List...
Features...
Brochure (PDF)...
References...
Gallery...
User Group...
Developer blog...
Get Diamond

Order Now

Demo Version

A Diamond trial version is available free-of-charge and can be downloaded. More...
Version 4 Support
New Functions...
Feature Tour...
Updates...
HowTo...
Frequently Asked Questions...
Version 3 Support
Download...
Updates...
HowTo...
Frequently Asked Questions...

Diamond: How To Export High-Quality Pictures

In order to obtain the best possible results when exporting Diamond structure pictures to a file, please follow these instructions:

  • Display the structure picture if it is currenty not visible (e.g. by selecting the corresponding structure picture from the "View/Structure Picture" submenu).
  • Make sure that the "Automatic Adjustment" option is active (e.g. in the corresponding dialog which can be opened by selecting the "Adjust..." command from the "Picture" menu).
  • Select the "Layout..." command from the "Picture" menu in order to open the corresponding dialog.
  • On the "Target" page of the "Layout" dialog, select "Bitmap" as the picture's target.
  • Enter the desired "Resolution in dots per inch" (e.g. 600 dpi).
  • Enter the size of the picture (width/height), either in "Unit" pixels, cm, or inch.
  • Close the "Layout" dialog by pressing "OK".
  • In the "File" menu, open the "Save As" submenu, then select "Save Graphics As...".
  • In the "Save Graphics As" dialog, please select the desired filetype. For high-quality pictures, we recommend "Windows Bitmap (*.bmp)" (which is also the default setting).
  • Enter the filename and directory in which you would like to save the picture, then press "Save". The graphics file will be written to the hard disk.
  • Finally, you may want to return to the default "Window" layout: Open the "Layout..." dialog from the "Picture" menu, select "Window" on the "Target" page, and press "OK".
You may now import the graphics file you have created into some other program (e.g. Microsoft Word or PowerPoint).

Note: The size of the exported file strongly depends on the resolution and the size values you apply: If you export a large picture to a file using high resolution (e.g. 600 or even 1.200 dpi), the size of the exported file may become rather large.