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I made two PNGs to use as point symbols for state highways. When I export them, the symbols have stripes.

Highway Symbol 1 Highway Symbol 2 Highway Symbol PNG 1 Highway Symbol PNG 2

I've tried embedding all document fonts and converting marker symbols to polygons with similar results.

How I can export these symbols properly?

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Try changing the Picture Symbol option to "Vectorize layers with bitmap markers/fills" and see if that resolves the issue.

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Maybe also try unchecking the box for “Compress Vector Graphics.”

  • I tried Vectorizing layers right after I posted...same result. This map takes about half an hour to export... le sigh Trying compressing vectors now. Thanks for the suggestions! – Ian Yau May 23 '18 at 15:56
  • Tried not compressing vector graphics... Still stripey. – Ian Yau May 23 '18 at 21:31
  • @IanYau Given that the export takes a half hour, perhaps this is due to a memory issue - I could be wrong. Have you tried sliding the JPEG quality bar all the way to Low to see what happens? – MapHound May 25 '18 at 15:36
  • Thanks for the suggestion, but still the same results. It's a large map with a feathered fade-to-white effect that I expect to export slowly. – Ian Yau May 25 '18 at 15:57
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I dont know what cause the striping effect or how to prevent this but one way to solve your problem is to use a vector format for your symbol, either by creating an .emf image (it's the vector image format arcgis can use instead of more common .svg) or by using a font symbol (typical instalation of arcgis come with lot of 'cartographic' font the ''ESRI Shield'' should get you close of your exemple)

  • I've tried this as well using Inkscape, but cannot get the background transparency to work. The background shows up black using the EMF. – Ian Yau Aug 15 '18 at 22:34

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