Why is my sig blurry/low def?

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  1. Dusty

    Dusty New Member

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    This has been puzzling me for ages. I spend ages on a sig then suddenly it looks terrible. ANY help will be greatly appreciated.

    Here is an example:

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    thanks

    Edit:

    thanks i can now rest easy ^^

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  2. Red the Ghost

    Red the Ghost Well-Known Member

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    Cause you saved it as a .jpg file. Use .png for signatures.
     
  3. Za¡n

    Za¡n KEEP IT CLEAN

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    yeah when you save a jpg, there is a slider(in photoshop), sometimes ps sets it to 4 or 5 which can lead to that blurry/low quality image; move the slider up however, to 12 (max) or about 10, and you'll retain a good amount of quality in the image. i've learned theyre the way to go to help with loading times and keeping a good amount of detail.

    png is pretty much a lossless file, just it takes longer to load, but unless your making a webdesign, that doesn't really matter.
     
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  4. Red the Ghost

    Red the Ghost Well-Known Member

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    Unless you have dial up, pngs shouldn't be an issue. Unless you've got a monster tag, it'll hardly reach 100 kBs.

    Personally, I dislike compromise. No jagglies in my tags, thank you very much. :snooty:
     
  5. Neuron

    Neuron Senior Member

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    Every time someone suggests this I just lol.
     
  6. [.BC.] David

    [.BC.] David 吉祥物

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    I kinda amused myself too.

    I think the problem here is your blurring your image. Avoid doing that, like use sharpen filters. You could also be facing a problem where when your working in photoshop or whatever similar design program that your canvas is set to a low resolution.
     
  7. Neuron

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    Also, I'm pretty sure photobucket screws .jpg's anyways.

    And imageshack has started doing it too lately. You upload a .jpg with no visible artifacts, but once it passes through imageshack it looks like maybe a 6 quality image.
     

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