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Why does my image lose resolution when I upload it into Photoshop?

Asked by Dutchess_III (42446points) December 16th, 2015

How do I get the resolution back?

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ragingloli's avatar

Are you viewing it at 100% zoom?

Dutchess_III's avatar

When I zoom in on the original picture, viewing it in Irfan, there is almost no pixalation. When I zoom in on it after I’ve loaded it into PS the pixalation stars showing up pretty quickly.

Dutchess_III's avatar

It’s like, 200 zoom.

I have a project I’m working on. I thought I had it, and emailed it to my print guy, but he said the picture is only at 96%. In properties I changed it to 100% but it didn’t seem to make any difference.

ragingloli's avatar

during the save dialog, have you dragged the quality slider all the way to the right?

Dutchess_III's avatar

What slider?

Dutchess_III's avatar

Don’t see that option.

You know what? I think I’ll buy her an electronic picture frame rather than trying to fix what I have to make it printable.

Rarebear's avatar

I don’t think it’s losing resolution. I think it’s just showing it at its native size and you see the pixellation. The image you’re working with is very compressed.

It’s be like blowing up your Fluther avatar.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Ya. Sucks. I was so excited. I was pretty proud of myself for being able to create that relatively quickly this morning, considering I’ve never even looked at Photoshop before yesterday afternoon.

Rarebear's avatar

Nice job on the use of layers and opacity. Just get a higher quality image and you’ll be on your way.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Thank you! But it is what it is.

Buttonstc's avatar

My understanding is that unless you have taken the image in RAW format, there will always be loss of clarity.

And afaik, RAW format is really only available on high end digital cameras like Nikon or Cannon.

The other problem with RAW format is that it takes up an enormous amount of storage space.

Most of the pics taken with the average cell phone look great on web pages where they’re relatively small in size but would look terrible blown up to 8X10 size.

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