Storyline Distorts Large Pictures
Sep 04, 2013
So, I'm trying to insert image-based form content into my project. These forms originate in Excel, where I copy them as pictures (to preserve the layout/data) and paste them into my slide. Some of the forms are quite long, but my solution is to resize the image to 860px width and put it inside an 880px scrolling panel, so the participant can scroll vertically to read the form. So far, it's worked pretty well with minimal distortion of the content.
However, I'm running into a problem with a longer form. When I say long, I'm talking about a form image with original dimensions of 1420px x 4371px. Here's a sample:
I can paste it into my slide, but Storyline sets the picture dimensions to 241px x 740px (the height of the slide). When I place the image inside my scrolling panel and resize it to 860px wide, the result is quite blurry, even though the original is sharp. The problem, it seems, is that Storyline considers the "original" image size to be 666px x 2048px, so I'm technically "upsizing" it (approx. 129%). I'm guessing 2048px the max height Storyline can accommodate.
So the scrolling panel can totally handle the large image, but there doesn't seem to be any way to get the image inside it without first degrading the quality. Here's the result:
For the sake of comparison, here's what a shorter form looks like:
Notice how much clearer and more readable the text appears in the second one? That's because the original imported image is smaller (382px x 1996px, because it's a shorter form with fewer rows), so Storyline is "downsizing" it to 165px x 860px (approx. 43% of it's original size).
I'm hoping someone has a solution, because this is a fairly significant part of my design, and my stakeholders are not going to be pleased with blurry images. Thanks!