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 Post subject: Haze and Blurriness
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 1:05 am 
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Hopefully someone can help with this... I've noticed when I post pics here and other sites that the images as they appear on the site tend to be a bit blurrier or hazier than what I get out of the camera and on my monitor at home...

A few days ago I took a few of kpr's pics and just drew a circle on them and then resized them in corel photopaint to repost here... I uploaded them to photobucket like I do with all my pics and then posted them here... there was again a noticable difference in the image quality ... here are his pics uploaded by me.. hopefully he will post his copies as well as a comparison.

Anyone having any ideas on why I loose image quality when posting? I'd love to hear what it may be.

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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 2:11 am 
It could be due to how photobucket compresses the picture. You should take one picture and upload it to photobucket then flickr and then imageshack to see if the host is the problem. I personally like flickr.


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I resize my pics to 800 X 600 before I upload them.
What wolfsong grabbed should be that size and as far as I know no compression should be going on.
It's a mystery to me anyway.

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thank you Nikon Kyle for the suggestion :)

k... first pic is off of a new flickr account...
for me the difference is best noticed in the eye, beak, tail and the white feather line between the bottom of the grey wing and the white body.

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and the exact same upload from photobucket...

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looks like photobucket resized it again on its own... flickr definately looks better on my monitor... anyone else see a difference?

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Flickr looks better. There's a lot less compression going on too, as more detail is retained.


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Double check the settings in photobucket - the maximum size for a free account is 1024x768 I think so it shouldn't need to resize when below that unless you tell it to.

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I see a differance there.
What about if you nick the eagle pic again from above and load that to flickr?
Make your size settings the same as the size of pic you get both for bucket and flickr this time??

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Forgot to mention, from a previous thread I did do a test and the file serve by photobucket is NOT binary identical the the uploaded file even if the size is small enough that it is not resized by photobucket. I'm not sure what processingthy do though, but a difference of before and after showed minimal differences.

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I think it's also important to say if you're uploading to a flickr pro account, as I understand they allow an untouched version when viewed full size (by other flickr pro users?) - but of course the smaller sizes will be re-compressed, so it's interesting to compare what the various photo sharing sites are doing.

I'm not a flickr user though, so I can't say...


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