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Advice please?

Posted on 2004.11.06 at 14:37
Current Mood: curiouscurious
I'm not happy with my current art package, it Paint shop pro. I notice a lot of deterioration when I change formats, is that just this program? Any suggestions would be welcome, I think I have coral draw and photoshop somewhere.

Thanks in advance...


Jenna Elf
lilithraevyn at 2004-11-06 15:01 (UTC) (Link)
Some deterioration is due to the type of image file.
I don't remember it all off the top of my head - but every time a jpeg is saved, it compresses more and more color so eventually the quality of the jpeg is AWFUL.
aurora_bee at 2004-11-06 15:24 (UTC) (Link)
It terrible it does that, that's what causing the problems. I will have to think about this.
digitalwave at 2004-11-06 16:08 (UTC) (Link)
Jpeg is what's called a 'lossy' compression, meaning each time you resave more information is thrown out. What I do when I'm building an image is work in psd which is Photoshop's native format. This preserves the quality of the image while you've changing it. As the last step you save a separate copy of the image for upload in jpeg format and make sure to save it at the highest quality you can live with for the file size. Photoshop gives you a preview and a quality slider.

One other tip, images tend to darken when you save them to jpeg, make your image just a little on the bright side before you save your final image.

Hope this helps sweetie.

aurora_bee at 2004-11-06 16:12 (UTC) (Link)
Kewl! It helps a lot actually, I had done that before, and looking at it now the end result is much better quality.
taer_silveroak at 2004-11-06 17:37 (UTC) (Link)
Hehe... who's Art and what are you doing with his package?
aurora_bee at 2004-11-06 17:39 (UTC) (Link)
I forgot just how naughty you are! Bad boy!
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