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Pixelation occurs when I make images smaller

Jul 11, 2011, 16:58
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Pixelation occurs when I make images smaller
Hello, thanks for your time -

I assure you I did some Googling before I posted here, so I'll try to be quick. I am making an image smaller (from 1200 pixels wide to 700), and no matter what I try it always turns out pixelated. I hate it! I just want the size of the image to get smaller without compromising the quality of said image. Here's what I've tried:

- Saving to different formats before resizing (TIF, PNG, etc)
- Changing the X and Y resolution from 150, to 300, even 900 before resizing. It seems to have no effect.
- Changing the interpolation from cubic to the others (the others ones all look worse)

I am at a loss! I am using "image/scale image" to resize, by the way. And the original image was a 1200-wide TIF. Can anyone help? Google has been useless. I don't see why I'm not able to increase the number of pixels while making the image smaller to maintain the integrity of the original image.

Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated!

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Jul 11, 2011, 18:03
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RE: Pixelation occurs when I make images smaller
(Jul 11, 2011 17:58)ofnuts Wrote:  Posting here the image would help...

Here is the image post-resizing. It actually doesn't look TERRIBLE, but it's not where I would want it.

I will try your suggestion of using sinc. The blur thing seems convoluted to be honest, but I will try that too. Maybe I will do a little comparison... actually, you know what, what I will do is upload the original, then a variation of it using different settings and upload them all to imgur. I can't do that right this second, but I will.

Thanks for your help!

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