Hopefully this question is appropriate for this section:
My blog launches tomorrow and will include hand-drawn illustrations in my posts. I'm also going to use hand-drawn images in the sidebar for different things.
My concern is that I've never really been able to understand why images sometimes look really fuzzy and not crisp when uploaded to my blog. Does WordPress compress images? Or do I need to do something different to make sure each image looks as good as the hand-drawn original?
I know taking a full size image and making it smaller for the sidebar will make it fuzzy, but I don't know why. And I don't know how to work around this. Should I always draw the images for the sidebar small, or is there a way to take a full size image, adjust some settings, and make it look really nice?
Thank you for any help with this!!