[Chimera-users] How to save high resolution image?

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Apr 19 09:12:20 PDT 2012

Hi Yogendra,
In the "File... Save Image" dialog, if you want to enter "dpi" you need to turn on "Use print units".  Then you can specify a "Print resolution(dpi)" value, and image width and height in units of length (for example, inches) instead of pixels.

Please send questions to the chimera-users address only (not the chimera-bugs address).
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D. 
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Apr 18, 2012, at 10:37 PM, Yogendra wrote:

> Dear Sir,
> I am a new user of Chimera software. I am using this software for academic
> purposes (i.e. research publications). I am trying to save the image with more
> then 600 dpi but every time i am ending up with an image of 96 dpi. I am using
> the POV-Ray method for image improvement but everything is going to the drain
> when taking the final print of the document. Can you please help me ho can i
> save a high resolution image? I am briefly describing my protocol of image
> generation:
> 1) I am making a density map of particular PDB file.
> 2) loading in the Chimera and adjusting the volume by volume viewer option
> 3) Coloring it using described colors
> 4) Using Pov-Ray for increasing effects on plane
> 5) Increasing the pixels to about 5000 in the pixel option
> 6) finally trying to save an image with 600 or 1200 dpi.
> But at the end of this, i am just getting an image of 96 dpi every time. Can you
> please help me out to make an image of higher dpi (600, 1200 or more if
> possible).
> It will be very much helpful for me if can do it. I am stuck at this point.I am
> badly waiting for your reply whether i can do it or should i look for some
> another software.
> Regards
> Yogendra S Rathore
> Research Scholar

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