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Image Resolution Modified in WordPress Upload (7 posts)

  1. jpking
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've looked around for some answers here, but I can't find any.

    I am building a portfolio site and having a lot of trouble with getting my images to look clear. I have uploaded the same photo to both flickr and my wordpress (f8 theme) - and the wordpress obviously modifies and reduces the quality. Compare the two images below:


    You can see in the V that the wordpress lines are not as sharp.

    Anyone got some ideas regarding this?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Once you factor out the fact that the Fikr version is significantly smaller the WP version, I can't see any real difference.

  3. jpking
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Okay here is a comparison on my screen:

    http://paperpusher.ca/jpking.ca/Screen shot 2011-04-15 at 9.49.34 AM.png

    I know the images are not the exact same size... the one on the left is the wordpress one, and the one on the right is the Flickr one. It is the exact same image file uploaded to both flickr and wordpress. Can you see a difference there? I see it most apparently in the red section and the V.

    I know it's easy to brush off this question as the difference is subtle, but this is the case with all my images. Every image on my wordpress site is slightly lower res.

    Thanks for considering!

  4. jpking
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just wonder if there is some kind of default image compression that WordPress performs when uploading an image?


    I just uploaded an image to my FTP and then placed it in a wordpress page and it did the same thing. The FTP image upload in Firefox looks noticeably sharper than using that same link on my wordpress page.

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    WordPress uses GD Library for image processing. Check with your hosts that they have the latest version of GD installed.

  6. jpking
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I use Justhost and they say that their GD Library is 2.0.34 compatible...

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    As far as I'm aware, that's not the latest version.

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