Apr 30 2012
Dia is a great open source tool for technical drawings. It is a rather good alternative to M$ Vi$io. I prefer it for all my business drawingdue to its ease of drawing – the arrows go exactly where I want them to go.
However on windows platform this software has a very bad issue of exporting images. Whenever you try to export out images, the result in poor quality and really small resolution. After much hair pooling I have finally found a solution.
1. Export in SVG format
2. Open up the svg file in IE
3. Right click in the middle of the image opened up in IE
4. Choose save picture as and then in usual manner save the image in format you wish.
Hope this helps.