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Fuzzy Picture Uploads? Answered

When I try to upload a nice crisp image to ibles, I find that it invariably becomes irritatingly fuzzy. What can I do about this?

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frollard

10 years ago

Instructables is trying to keep their bandwidth down by automatically resizing and more highly compressing images. If you do the image compression on your end, before uploading, and get the file down in size first, then their algorithm may not touch the image. As lemonie says, its only the default view, there are size options on the popped up images.

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lemonie

10 years ago

They get squashed to an odd size (500x375) compressed somewhat. Unless you think people are going to look at your original image I'd save at low resolution. When I tried replying this morning I ran into this- L

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threecheersfornicklemonie

Reply 10 years ago

Yes, but even when I look at my "original" they are fuzzy. Compare these two:http://imgur.com/8I0CM.jpg

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lemoniethreecheersfornick

Reply 10 years ago

The one at the top of the page is slightly out of focus, but it has been compressed from the original. The one on your comment has been re-sized. Let's see what (a colour-adjusted) copy looks like at the re-sized dimensions? L

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LinuxH4x0r

10 years ago

You probably want it in a multiple of the image sizes that it gets converted to. Click the i in the corner for the sizes