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Scale Graph image quality in Keynote '09

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DaPhil Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 13, 2011 9:43 AM
I made a keynote and want to scale a picture do 200%. It works but the problem is the quality of the sized image. And it's a graph with plotted functions so you can't see anything. The original is a pdf file and shows no quality loss when I put it into my presentation, no matter how big I scale it. But I need it to be small and on command scale big. Is there an opportunity to have less quality loss?
Thanks guys

MacBook Pro mid 2009, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • MadisonP Level 5 Level 5 (4,485 points)
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    Jan 13, 2011 9:43 AM (in response to DaPhil)
    Welcome to Apple Discussions,

    I can think of a work around that might accomplish your goal.

    Open the PDF in Preview and zoom in until it is scaled to the size you want.

    Use the screen shot command ( to take a picture of the zoomed in image.

    In your presentation click on the small version of the graphic.

    Go to the Build Inspector and choose "Swap".

    Add the screen shot you made as the 2nd Swap image.

    When you trigger the build you will go from the small version of the graphic to the large version.

    Hope that helps.
  • MadisonP Level 5 Level 5 (4,485 points)
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    Jan 13, 2011 9:44 AM (in response to DaPhil)
    Glad you found a solution for your graphic.
    You can certainly submit feedback regarding Keynote:
    Keynote Menu > Provide Keynote Feedback


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