Fuzzy Header Image

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  • #1164711

    thusspokejon
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    The image on my blog was fine but I wanted the name of the blog on the image instead of above it so I added the title of the blog onto the image (using MS Paint) and then uploaded it and it looks fuzzy. Its the same picture from before so why would it look fuzzy?

    The blog I need help with is thusspokejon.wordpress.com.

    #1164837

    thusspokejon
    Member

    btw, the picture with the added words is crystal clear on my computer. Dont know why its so fuzzy when uploaded.

    #1164838

    beptubepgas
    Member

    Perhaps because wordpress has dropped your image resolution, avoid your blog too heavy ??
    May be….

    #1164839

    thusspokejon
    Member

    What is the minimum image resolution that wouldnt be altered?

    #1164841

    justpi
    Member

    It doesn’t have to do with the resolution, it has to do with the pixel dimensions. But your current header image doesn’t have the blog name on it. Which image are you talking about?

    #1164842

    thusspokejon
    Member

    I have been messing around with it. I got it to just about 940×198 like it says on the page is optimum, but it still looks bad. I will leave it up for a few minutes.

    #1164843

    thusspokejon
    Member

    again, this picture is crystal clear on my computer but the image on the blog is fuzzy.

    #1164844

    justpi
    Member

    For best results you need to create images in the exact pixel dimensions the theme requires. The URL of the image you now added is this:
    http://thusspokejon.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/cropped-thus-spoke-jon-sombrero-galaxy-from-hubble-cropped1.jpg
    The word “cropped” in the image name shows that the original was not 940×198 pixels.

    #1164845

    thusspokejon
    Member

    well, I didnt take the picture of the galaxy, NASA did. So I added the words, and cropped it to as close as I could get – just a few pixels off. When It was larger, the wordpress cropper should have made it fine, but it looked bad then too

    #1164846

    justpi
    Member

    As I said, you need to create images in the exact pixel dimensions the theme requires. “Few pixels off” or “larger” won’t do.

    “When It was larger, the wordpress cropper should have made it fine”. Not necessarily: depends on the aspect ratio.

    If you wish, you can upload your original version via Media > Add New, then click Edit, copy the File URL and paste the URL here so I can see what you’re talking about.

    #1164847

    thusspokejon
    Member
    #1164848

    justpi
    Member

    That’s the URL of a dashboard screen. I don’t have access to your dashboard. If you uploaded the original image, go to Media > Library, hover over the image thumbnail, click Edit and copypaste the File URL.

    #1164849

    thusspokejon
    Member
    #1164850

    justpi
    Member

    Try copying and uploading this 940×198 version of your image:
    http://wpbtips.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/2010thus.jpg

    #1164851

    thusspokejon
    Member

    Dude! Thats great! How did you do that?

    #1164853

    justpi
    Member

    Cropped it in Photoshop.

    #1164854

    thusspokejon
    Member

    Well, thank you.

    #1164855

    justpi
    Member

    You’re welcome!

    #1164876

    beptubepgas
    Member

    u can use Paint for crop picture (win7)

    – right kick on the picture
    – go to “edit”
    – click “Resize”
    – select “pixels”
    – put size u want. ( about 500 pixel)
    – save as.. (or Ctrt + S )

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