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improve thumbnail size image quality?

  • in my Media Settings my thumbnails are 150×150 and set to crop

    image quality is pretty bad on these thumbnails. click one of the thumbnails to see the fullsize image and see the difference: http://chrislaursen.com/photowall

    i searched these forums and the web and didn’t find any relevant answers for WP 3.1.1 thumbnail quality changes. please help

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  • Moderator kmessinger


    For images that are really important I create the thumbnail with Photoshop. That way I have control of actual size, croppping, color, unsharp mask, etc. and then link it to the full size image.

    WP does a good job on images but it is the shotgun approach.

    thing is i have different ways of browsing my posts and one way uses the large thumbnail (800 width x whatever height) and i’d rather not have to make two thumbnails per post, i would think there must be a way to get higher image quality, i’m willing to sacrifice a few kilobytes for it.

    I am also interested in knowing if there is a solution for this! For me, it is not just the thumbnails, but all of the WordPress-generated images (i.e., the “medium” size as well). Since the thumbnails are already generated, I’d rather not have to make my own for every image that I upload. I don’t mind the shotgun approach to cropping, but as for the quality, I’d like it to be much higher!

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