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I am using QGIS Desktop 2.8.5 on a windows machine and I am using the composer tool to create images with a scalebar and legend. The following is a screenshot of the my working environment:
The image above appears exactly how I would like.
Now, when I export as a PDF, the resulting image is:
And when I export as an image (tiff, jpg, png), the resulting image is similar (my reputation is <10 so I cannot upload a third image).
In both cases, the exported image is distorted from the original. I've tried to export the image several times and the amount of distortion varies each time. I have also tried to use a different computer (also Windows with 2.8.5) and I get the same results.
Why is this happening and how can I remedy it?