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Blurry Dashboard Image Exports


Published: 11 Oct 2013
Last Modified Date: 20 Jul 2018

Issue

When using an exported dashboard image in another application, such as Microsoft Word or PowerPoint, the image might appear blurry or distorted.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Server
  • Windows

Resolution

Option 1

  1. In the application where the image appears blurry, adjust the size of the image until the appearance improves.

Option 2

  1. Increase the dashboard size in Tableau Desktop.
  2. Export the image to PNG.
  3. Insert the saved image into the desired application.
  4. Adjust the size as necessary.

Option 3

Turn off picture compression in the application. For more information, see Turn off picture compression at Microsoft Support.

Cause

Third-party application automatically resized the inserted image, causing it to appear blurry or distorted.

Additional Information

  • PNG images tend to have higher resolution than other image file types.
  • Microsoft Word increases the size of the image in order to fill the space in the Word document.
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