Header Image

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  • #44766

    aurgasm
    Member

    My header image is distorted. Here’s the original image, it looks fine. I saved it in a png format, I don’t know what’s wrong.

    Can anybody help?

    #45032

    timethief
    Member

    There is a recognized loss of clarity when headers are uploaded that, at this time, cannot be improved.

    #45033

    if you crop the image down to 780×200 (the original is 780×225) then wp.com should use the image as-is, so it doesn’t get compressed.

    #45049

    How does one change the header to an image?

    #45062

    timethief
    Member

    I cannot tell if you have a wordpress.com blog or not because your username is not linked to it. So if your blog is self hosted or if you have hired a web host you are in the wrong forum and ought to be here instead http://wordpress.org/support

    If you are a wordpress.com blogger then it would be helpful to know that only some themes allow for a header and all have specific sizes. Basically you locate an image and put it into microsoft paint or photoshop and size it correctly before uploading it. http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/07/08/which-themes-can-i-add-a-header-image-to/

    #45168

    drmike
    Member

    I thought we couldn’t use *.pngs as header images around here?

    #45173

    timethief
    Member

    This is what the FAQs says:
    What filetypes can I upload?
    Currently you can upload the following: jpg jpeg png gif pdf doc ppt
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/05/07/what-filetypes-can-i-upload/
    P.S. txt is missing from the list

    #45174

    drmike
    Member

    That’s for uploading to a post, not for the header images.

    #45175

    freewilly
    Member

    It is because it converted it into a JPEG. If it is not originally a JPEG it will get fuzzy and distored. I hope this helps!

    #45176

    timethief
    Member

    So if it’s “no” to uploading png files to be used as headers maybe we need to have that stated in the FAQs.

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