From: Peter Freddolino (
Date: Fri Apr 24 2009 - 11:06:57 CDT

Hi Mingjun,
if you use snapshot, the resolution of the resulting figure will be your
screen resolution. You may want to use another renderer (eg., Tachyon),
where you can specify the resolution. See the VMD images tutorial (
for more information.

YangMingjun wrote:
> Dear VMD users,
> I plot a figure in porcupine style of a protein system in VMD. But when I zoomed in the saved figure, the edge became unclear. Could someone please tell me what to do to plot a figure in publication quality? Can the dpi, e.g. 300dpi, be set when saving the figure?
> I used the following procedure to save my figures:
> file -> render -> render using snapshot->ImageMagick:snap.tga-> file -save
> many thanks.
> Mingjun