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Artwork aside, my thumbnail looks like crud
repoman at 8:50PM, July 26, 2009
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joined: 1-19-2009

I can't figure out how to get my thumbnails to look good.

Here's my original jpg. 15kb 80x100

And here's what happens to it once I upload it to DD

The DD thumb is only 5kb so I guess the size loss it what's doing it. But still, why the size loss? And how do I get my thumbs to look as good as some of the other ones I see.

last edited on July 14, 2011 3:05PM
ozoneocean at 12:42AM, July 27, 2009
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Save it as a gif first. That might help, as it simplifies the colours right down. If you have a program like photoshop you can tell it to save in 256, 128, 64, 32, 16, 8, 4, 2 or your own custom amount of colours. The less you save it as the more likely you are (probably) to have them save the right way when the image server re-compresses them.

-That's an automatic thing. Whatever image you upload it will always try to re-compress them to -save space and make sure things load fast.

The other side of this though is that you're really the only one who's going to notice stuff like that man. People don't really see distortion like that in web images unless it's pointed out to them, or they try to enlarge it for some reason.
last edited on July 14, 2011 2:34PM
repoman at 11:45AM, July 28, 2009
posts: 44
joined: 1-19-2009
Thanks, I'll try what you suggested.

And you may be right about me being the only one who notices the quality drop. It wouldn't be the first time I've obsessed over something trivial. : 0
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:05PM

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