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03-16-2012, 07:06 AM   #1
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I've been using photobucket for awhile for my photos that I post here, but I find that uploading them just really seems to soften them compared to the originals. I usually down size them to 1000 pxs across and up load them using lightroom 3. Do I just need to go to a different site from photobucket? Use a different method for downsizing?

Any input would be appreciated.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
but I find that uploading them just really seems to soften them compared to the originals
Server image compression (GDLib compression more than likely) - most high volume servers do this, usually in the 8~10% range to save on bandwidth. Most of the time the average person with the average monitor can not tell - obviously you notice it as you have seen the originals...

EDIT: PF compresses when images are uploaded to user galleries:

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 87

You will see that when viewing a user gallery photo, it indicates that the image was compressed to 87% from the original, so 13% of the color and graphic structure information was truncated from the file...

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