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Thu 03/01/02 at 15:01
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What of my clients has asked me if I can improve the picture quality on his website, as some of the photos look slighlty "blurred".

This is what I currently do with pictures:

I scanned the photos
Saved them as bitmaps
Resized the pictures to suit the website and saved as jepegs
Placed and uploaded onto website

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Is there a better way I can do this to improve the quality of the pictures?
Or is this bloke just being fussy?!

Thanks for your help
Tue 08/01/02 at 08:18
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zeldapro wrote:
> Try converting it to .swf or a Flash format.

Bitmap Images are not as less
> smooth and fuzzy than Vector Images especially if they are being re-sized!

SWF or FLA was not designed to handle photgraphic images, it defies the reason Flash was designed... Why turn them into something that will rely on users downloading a plug-in?

VECTOR images are not made up of photographs!! these are from Bitmaps...

Please ignore this man...
Tue 08/01/02 at 08:16
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Turbonutter wrote:
> Which version were you using?

Don't anymore, not since I got Photoshop 6!!:-#)
Mon 07/01/02 at 21:20
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Try converting it to .swf or a Flash format.

Bitmap Images are not as less smooth and fuzzy than Vector Images especially if they are being re-sized!
Fri 04/01/02 at 16:57
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Which version were you using?
Fri 04/01/02 at 07:44
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Turbonutter wrote:
> 100s

Fortunately, all this can be done with the GIMP, free from gimp.org.
> It's second best, but hey, it's free!

GIMPS's resampling engine is a bit on the dodgy side!! Especially after resizing and scaling!!
Fri 04/01/02 at 07:43
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Turbonutter wrote:
> BTW, your JPG compression is too high. Do it between 80 and 90, or use GIFs.

To produce an image like this retaining it's photographic qualities, JPEG is best, otherwise it would dither like mad in GIF!! 80-90 is good, but try smoothing @ 2 and removing unused colours. Also set them to be progrssive.

FWks would be the best way to optimise these, especially FWks 4 as this allows selective JPEG compression.
Thu 03/01/02 at 23:59
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Sorry Andi, that was just a model. I'm actually right behind you!

AAARRRRGGGHHH LINUX PENGUINS UNIX SERVERS APACHE MONKEYS!

/me pulls the trigger on a shotgun aimed squarely at Andi's cranium
Thu 03/01/02 at 23:44
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/me pulls the trigger and watches Rob's head explode into a million pieces
Thu 03/01/02 at 23:11
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/me wonders why Andi is using IRC commands on a forum
Thu 03/01/02 at 22:36
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/me points a rather large gun at rob and waits for him to mention anything to do with linux or make another unhelpful comment

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