Questions tagged [anti-aliasing]

Use this tag, if your question is specifically about anti-aliasing, such as how anti-aliasing works, how to enable or disable anti-aliasing, and why anti-aliasing isn't working.

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Disable font smoothing in Wine

I have the opposite problem of this: Font smoothing in Wine Fonts that are rendered the Windows way look blurry and have their colours offset, like on Windows, so I want to disable font smoothing ...
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16" MacBook Pro blue pixel aliasing on external display

I have a new MBP 2019 16" with the AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8 GB vid card. When I plugged my LG UltraFine 5K display in via USB-C I noticed strange light blue aliasing around font and images. Example (...
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I need to fix aliasing in text and logos in Media Encoder

I hope someone can help. I need to export an animated logo from AE and then import it to Premiere to add at the end of an edited video and then finally export to .MP4. I'm exporting the logo in AE ...
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Why does Windows 10 has some text as ClearType but not others? How can I enable Clear Type on it?

I'm using Windows 10, I'd noticed that some fonts is blurrier than others. With a propper zoom, I'm able to see that some of them has sub-pixel antialias (ClearType) but not for some of them. Windows ...
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Requesting aliased :guifont rendering in Vim on Windows

Non-AA font rendering seems available everywhere except for Windows. In MacVim, this is possivle via noantialias. When using GTK2 front-end, the same can be achieved by adding antialias=false to the ...
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Why are WSL GUI apps rendered with blurry fonts with Xming?

When I try to use Xming with WSL to run GUI programs, I see fonts with grayscale anti-aliasing, like with Firefox as you can see here: This happens with every distro I've tried (Arch and Ubuntu), and ...
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imagemagick: how to change image's background color with anti-aliasing

I want to keep the fox only. That is to change the image's white background color to transparent with imagemagick. The anti-aliasing is intractable , the image's edge is of sawtooth. I tried it out....
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What has happened to my anti-aliasing on text?

I've been working from home for a few days and when remoted into my machine the text has been perfectly readable. Last week I did the same and had no issues at all, yet this week text on some sites is ...
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How to get proper Japanese font rendering using English Locale under Windows

Some applications are showing a strange behaviour when rendering Japanese fonts. The font used for kanji is a Chinese one and it looks really weird, especially at small sizes where it is not anti-...
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Cursor not Anti-aliased

Don't be confused by the cursor that appears when typing texts into a text field. The cursor that is being talked about here is the mouse cursor (or the mouse pointer). I just got a new laptop (specs ...
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How to remove text aliasing in After Effects?

I'm not very experienced with After Effects and I was wondering if there's a built in option or a feasible workaround for text with no aliasing (think pixel art). I know this can be easily be done in ...
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second monitor looks awful (aliased, and the colors are wrong).

I have a computer I built. Two identical monitors are plugged into the motherboard on-board graphics. The two displays are Dell S2340M. The motherboard is GA-Z87X-UD3H and the processor is i7-4770k. ...
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How can I turn off font hinting in Firefox, while leaving anti-aliasing on?

This is, surprisingly, not one of the questions that has already been asked: How do I disable font anti-aliasing in Firefox, while keeping font hinting on? How do I disable font smoothing/hinting/...
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How does TXAA work?

From what I can gather, TXAA is an nvidia-developed, nvidia-specific anti-aliasing technique. Also it's temporal anti-aliasing which, as I understand, means it reduces aliasing in moving scenes (...
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Turn off font smoothing in SeaMonkey for Windows

I'm running SeaMonkey on Windows 8.1, and I have recently upgraded to version 2.40. Although I have full-pixel AA and ClearType disabled entirely (which can be seen either by running ...
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Blacklist fonts for a specific program

I am specifically interested in black-listing fonts for Google Chrome. I don't like antialiased fonts for smaller sizes. When I'm using Firefox, I can prevent pages from rendering using the fonts ...
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Odd Windows Font-Rendering Issue (With Video Demo)

See Video Demo at: vimeo.com/155636855 I've grappled with this issue for too long--now I would love some outside help. * This has nothing to do with VM technology--see added note at end of post * ...
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Phpstorm smooth fonts

I'm using Brackets 1.5 and Phpstorm 10.0 on Windows 10. In Phpstorm the fonts are not good and codes are hard to read. On the other hand, in brackets fonts are great. Apparently Brackets uses "...
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Atom editor: disable anti-aliasing

I have been using Sublime Text 2 for a while and are trying to switch to GitHub's Atom editor. Probably the only issue I still haven't resolved is font rendering. The text in the Atom editor is very ...
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How Supersampling Anti-Aliasing works?

From reading online I understand the basic idea of how Supersampling Anti-Aliasing works, it renders the scene at a higher resolution that the user's display, uses the extra pixels to calculate an ...
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How can I turn on antialiasing in Firefox?

I hope this is the correct place to ask a question like this. Recently, my Firefox (39.0 on Windows Seven) stopped antialiasing texts. http://www.mindoki.com/tmp/ffaliasing.png (I provide links ...
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Blurry font in Intellj(osx) on external monitor

I'm running Intellij in my macbook pro latest gen. Font are crystal clear. Now I have hooked a 2nd monitor (ViewSonic, 1080p) and fonts it are very bad, they look kind of blurry, here is a screenshot ...
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How to disable anti-aliasing in Notepad++ 6.7.9.2

I recently upgraded Notepad++ from 6.7.8.2 to 6.7.9.2. Now the content of the documents is anti-aliased. It wasn't the case before. Note that the only the content of the document is now anti-aliased ...
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How can I disable google chrome's terrible sub-pixel anti-aliasing in PDFs?

I'd just like to turn it off, because it's quite distracting when every PDF looks so colourful. I've looked through chrome://flags and there's an LCD text anti-aliasing option but it doesn't seem to ...
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Anti-Aliasing LibreOffice Writer 4.x Under Windows

I have the 4.x version of LibreOffice installed on Ubuntu and its Writer renders the text so smoothly, but nothing like that is under Windows. I am using Windows 8.1 Update 64-bit, and tried to ...
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How to fine-tune TTF rendering in xterm?

I've been trying for the past couple of days to get xterm to display the same font that I have gotten used to in konsole for the last few years – it works for me quite well even with relatively small ...
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How to disable antialiasing in Eclipse?

My settings are OSX Mountain Lion java version "1.7.0_17" eclipse cpp 4.4.1 Thunderbolt display I have tried running in the terminal: defaults write org.eclipse.eclipse AppleAntiAliasingThreshold ...
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Ugly fonts in IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition 14.0 Windows 8.1

I use macType Which renders fonts beautifully elsewhere. I tried to configure through options -Dawt.useSystemAAFontSettings = On -Dswing.aatext = True but nothing helped. In general InteliJ not see ...
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What exactly is the difference between “Grayscale” and “RGBA” font anti-aliasing settings?

I've just switched to Ubuntu, and I'm trying to replicate the Windows ClearType font quality using the Unity Tweak Tool. The default anti-aliasing is "Grayscale", and I'm trying to change it to "RGBA",...
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Microsoft Word - Antialiasing for font selection panel

Is there a way for me to enable anti-aliasing on the Font Selection pane in Microsoft Word? I know that there are other ways for me to search for fonts, but for a quick search the non-anti-aliased ...
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How to fake my screen to be CRT instead of LCD?

I assume that the operating system detects whether I have LCD or CRT, so it can select the allowed antialiasing methods? I want to get rid of this "brilliant" antialiasing for x-axis, called subpixel ...
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How to antialias trendline in Excel?

I have created a couple of line charts in Excel 2011 for Mac. The actual data line looks good and is antialiased in a nice way but when I then add a trendline it is jagged and ugly: I have tried "all"...
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Force Direct3D anti-aliasing in a Direct3D game?

Some old games look really jagged nowadays on large displays without any anti-aliasing, but don't have any option built-in to the game to enable it. On a PC with an NVIDIA graphics card, it's ...
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OSX-quality antialiasing on Awesome WM + Arch Linux?

I'm running Arch with Xorg and Awesome WM. The antialiasing rather sucks. How can I get OSX-quality antialiasing or something similar?
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What PPI must be used before the human eye can't distinguish each pixel

The question arose when I was discussing anti-aliasing with a friend, basically explaining the basics. He then asked why we don't just use a huge resolution to which I replied; computing power. ...
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_Working_ sub-pixel rendering with Linux

This is what I am looking for. Beware: I don't want the simple pixel-level antialiasing. I am looking for real, subpixel-rendered fonts. That means, practically, anti-aliasing under the pixel level. ...
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disable broken auto-downloaded website fonts in SeaMonkey/Firefox

I've set up Windows 7 for high performance; and now some corporate web-sites have very weird-looking fonts. After using archive.is for one such page for an unrelated cause, I noticed in its progress ...
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How do supersampling works?

The definition that can be found in the web says: "Splits single pixel into sub-pixels (...)" and this is the part that I do not understand. Typical pixel on screen is made of 3 sub-pixels. What ...
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Deactivate anti-aliasing when deleting a selection in Photoshop

I have a simple task to complete with Photoshop that i'm not able to do. I have an image which i want to select an area and delete it without anti-aliasing, i want to cut to the exact selected pixels....
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How to fix font anti-aliasing in IntelliJ IDEA when using high DPI?

I use a higher DPI setting which makes IntelliJ (actually Android Studio) have really messed up fonts. I use MacType which renders my fonts beautifully elsewhere, but I guess Java VM somehow ...
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How to render fonts in Windows 8 like in XP?

I just got new PC and upgraded from XP to Windows 8 (yeah I skipped Vista and Win7) and now I have a problem with all this font rendering with smoothing-antialiasing-ClearType crapola. It is hard to ...
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How to enable font smoothing for specific fonts?

I prefer disabled font anti-aliasing on my desktop, but some websites use custom fonts that look absolutely horrible without anti-aliasing. I could disable custom fonts completely from Firefox font ...
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Can I use aliasing (e.g. “4xAA”, etc.) provided by 3D graphic cards to make my desktop look better?

All modern 3D video cards support some form of hardware-based "anti-aliasing" for games. The idea is to render the frame bigger than the screen resolution, and then downsample it to get smoother ...
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Disable anti-aliasing for some fonts in Windows 8

How do you disable anti-aliasing for only some font names in Windows 8? Specifically, I like to use Terminus which is an awesome coding font, but looks like garbage when rendered with ClearType and ...
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AA doesn't work due to monitor?

I have a monitor (with TV tuner - Philips 221T1SB), native resolution of 1920x1080, but there is an Overscan in Catalyst. It says from left to right '10%' and '0%', if i set it (all the way to the ...
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Font size of emacs in ubuntu

I use emacs in ubuntu and I use Monaco 10 as its default font. However, the font rendering seems a bit odd compared to my gnome terminal with the same font size: It's a bit smaller and not as clear as ...
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Font smoothing in Wine

I've recently switched from Windows to Linux (elementary OS), and installed Notepad++ with Wine. It works fine, but looks like Windows 95. I tried setting registry settings to make the fonts look ...
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More crisp font for iTerm on OSX

On iTerm on OSX Mountain Lion the default Monaco font is not very good for white on black text Aliased text is ugly Anti-aliased text is too bold I would prefer more crisp anti-aliased font. So... ...
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Getting crisper fonts in OS X after switching from Windows

I have switched my programming environment from Windows 7 to Mac OS X Lion, and I missed the Windows' crispy front rendering, for example, under Eclipse, you can check the screenshots. OS X: Windows:...
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X11 Exempt Monospace fonts from hinting in fonts.conf

I am using the following ~/.fonts.conf to encourage font smoothing, particularly in GTK apps like firefox: <?xml version='1.0'?> <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM 'fonts.dtd'> <fontconfig>...