VideoScribe Help

Improve image quality

Last updated: 9 March 2017


VideoScribe has a default image quality setting for all images. This article will go through how you can change the default.


On first installing VideoScribe the default image quality will be set to 800 pixels. This is usually the optimum image quality setting for a balance between image quality and performance. Performance can be degraded if too many images are imported at high quality so only adjust the setting if it is necessary.

When you alter the default setting, the change will only be applied to images that are imported after the change was made. Images in your recently used history will be added to the canvas at the quality that was set when they were first used.

To change the default image quality setting in VideoScribe follow these steps:

Step 1. Click on the cog icon which is located in the bottom right corner of the projects screen (A)

The projects screen is the first screen you see after logging in to VideoScribe. It contains all of your locally saved scribes, your online folder and is where you go to create a new scribe.

Step 2. Click the +/- icons next to ‘Default image quality’ (A) to increase and decrease the quality setting for images. Click the tick icon to save the changes (B).

Step 3. Open or create a new scribe and any images added to the canvas will be at the new image quality setting.

Remember that images in your recently used history will be added to the canvas at the quality that was set when they were first used.

If you are using the images in the VideoScribe image library or importing your own SVG images, you can increase the quality up to the full 4000 pixels and you will see that the image remains sharp when zooming in on it.

If you are importing JPG or PNG images the image you are importing must be at a high enough quality to warrant a high default image quality setting in VideoScribe. You cannot improve the quality of a low resolution JPG or PNG image by increasing the default image quality in VideoScribe.

The default image quality setting does not affect animated GIF images or text elements.

The default quality is 800px. The setting ranges from 400px to 4000px.


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