en WordPress.com Forums › Support Header Image Author Posts December 21, 2006 at 2:22 am #44766 aurgasmMember 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? December 21, 2006 at 3:17 am #45032 timethiefMember There is a recognized loss of clarity when headers are uploaded that, at this time, cannot be improved. December 21, 2006 at 3:18 am #45033 sunburntkamelMember 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. December 21, 2006 at 9:53 am #45049 classicalfengshuiMember How does one change the header to an image? December 21, 2006 at 5:34 pm #45062 timethiefMember 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/ December 24, 2006 at 3:11 pm #45168 drmikeMember I thought we couldn’t use *.pngs as header images around here? December 24, 2006 at 4:48 pm #45173 timethiefMember 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 December 24, 2006 at 5:36 pm #45174 drmikeMember That’s for uploading to a post, not for the header images. December 24, 2006 at 5:38 pm #45175 freewillyMember 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! December 24, 2006 at 5:40 pm #45176 timethiefMember So if it’s “no” to uploading png files to be used as headers maybe we need to have that stated in the FAQs. Author Posts The topic ‘Header Image’ is closed to new replies.