custom symbols in ArcGIS Pro

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10-04-2015 08:07 AM
GideonSinger1
New Contributor

Hello, I am having trouble finding a way to add custom made symbols (probably a .png file) to a point feature class in ArcGIS Pro. Any advice?

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XanderBakker
Esri Esteemed Contributor

Activate the symbology of your point layer:

Choose:

  • Properties
  • Change from "Symbol" to "Layers"
  • Change "Shape marker" to "Picture marker"
  • In Appearance insert picture from "File"
HectorBorro1
Occasional Contributor

Are there any specs on the .PNG file to consider? I'm importing the symbol but appears pixelated and looks too ugly on the map...

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by Anonymous User
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Hi Xander Bakker

I have done as directed above using a PNG file, but there is a quality loss - the symbol is blurry.

Should any specs be specified for the symbol?

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XanderBakker
Esri Esteemed Contributor

I could do some testing (trail and error) to see if there is a "best" size to be used, but I think it is better to tag Kory Kramer‌ who might be able to provide us some recommendations. 

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KoryKramer
Community Moderator

How have you set the Quality?  Is it Draft as the default or have you adjusted that?

Marker symbol layers—ArcGIS Pro | ArcGIS Desktop 

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MargotDehem
New Contributor

Hello @KoryKramer 

I have some trouble finding info about this quality choice ? Can you specify some info about when it's best to chose draft, text, or picture ?

Thank you,

Margot

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KoryKramer
Community Moderator

Sorry, I don't have any information beyond what is in the documentation.

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Lake_Worth_BeachAdmin
Regular Contributor

Any solution regarding the loss of quality (pixelated) of .png images?

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TimothyPoe
New Contributor II

Was that on the maps or the Wordpress pages linking to the maps?

Best,

Tim

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