Canvas X Draw gives you the ability of applying a soft rotate or hard rotate to your images. A soft rotate is sufficient if you do not need to export the images to another format; however, if you plan on exporting your images and need them to remain rotated, then you should apply a hard rotate. A hard rotate not only rotates the image but also adds white pixels to the bounding box. Soft rotate does not add pixels.
Sometimes bitmap images can lose their clarity when they are rotated. The anti-aliasing for rotated bitmaps feature addresses this issue. If you’re rotating a bitmap and select Hard rotate for image in the Rotate dialog box, the Anti-alias image checkbox becomes available. The anti-aliasing option results in a smoother, better quality image.
Original bitmap before rotation.
Original bitmap after rotation with Anti-aliasing off.
Bitmaps will not attain a pixelated appearance after rotation if Anti-aliasing is on.