[Pro] [Pro] jpeg quality

I usually have no problem with jpeg’s. Put them in a graphic box, resize the, works great.

But I’m having a problem with with one image. It looks really much more blurry online, than it does in photoshop or when I’m working in FW. I’ve tried to import it into a graphic box, didn’t work. I tried importing it into an html box with “pass through” checked, still looks blurry.

What else can I try?

The image is on:
www.marjahealy.com

It’s the 2nd book image down the page, Xanzeer.

JT


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Hi JT,
Looks great on my iPhone!
Might be just the resolution that you’re viewing it at. Sometimes 72 dpi isn’t enough to resolve all the fine detail and the jpeg tends to add artifacts.
You could try setting it as a png with millions of colours in the inspector palette. This might help with the resolution issue.
Cheers,

Steve Ballinger - Sent from my iPhone

On 27 Jan 2012, at 01:53, “JT” email@hidden wrote:

I usually have no problem with jpeg’s. Put them in a graphic box, resize the, works great.

But I’m having a problem with with one image. It looks really much more blurry online, than it does in photoshop or when I’m working in FW. I’ve tried to import it into a graphic box, didn’t work. I tried importing it into an html box with “pass through” checked, still looks blurry.

What else can I try?

The image is on:
www.marjahealy.com

It’s the 2nd book image down the page, Xanzeer.

JT


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On 27 Jan 2012, at 12:01, Steve Ballinger wrote:

Might be just the resolution that you’re viewing it at. Sometimes 72 dpi isn’t enough to resolve all the fine detail

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but there is no such thing as resolution on the Web—you can save your pictures at 300ppi or 3ppi, makes no difference. Only the pixel size matters online.

and the jpeg tends to add artifacts.

Not if you’re doing it right :slight_smile:

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Paul Bradforth

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Paul,

Can you expound on “only the pixel size matters online”?

I’m starting off in photoshop elements with a high resolution image. I resize my image to be 780 x 1170 pixel, 300 dpi. I add various text layers. (using web hue colours) Then I save for web using a high resolution.

When I open up this resulting image on my computer, it looks crisp. But after I import it into FW and post it, the image is much blurrier. The text colours have changed. Various place on the image itself, not the colours look like “boxes”.

Any ideas on what I can do to improve the online image?

Thanks,
Jeff


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On 27 Jan 2012, at 15:34, JT wrote:

Can you expound on “only the pixel size matters online”?

Sure; resolution is a print thing, it doesn’t exist on computer screens. If you have a picture that’s 780x1170, as below, then it doesn’t matter what resolution you save it at for the Web; it can be, literally, anything. This might explain it better than I can:

http://www.rideau-info.com/photos/mythdpi.html

… or this:

When I open up this resulting image on my computer, it looks crisp. But after I import it into FW and post it, the image is much blurrier. The text colours have changed. Various place on the image itself, not the colours look like “boxes”.

Any ideas on what I can do to improve the online image?

I had a quick look at your site where you said the image was; the only image I can see that is blurry is the ‘Amazon Kindle’ badge. All the rest look fine.

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It also looks fine to me - but you may have changed it to a png since.

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JT, I posted a while back on this same topic and had a rather long conversation about it. Perhaps you’ll find it useful.

http://www.freewaytalk.net/thread/view/78690#m_78807

The basic explanation is that there is a certain loss of quality when FW scales images. My solution is to resize the images in my photo editor to the exact dimensions I need in Freeway and then import them (it’s not necessary for them to be pass-through). As long as I don’t resize them in FW, they will look as crisp as the originals.

Regards

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Err, I think it was the same topic, but I’ve reread your post and see that perhaps you’re not resizing within Freeway.


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