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very bad jpeg quality in Wordpress - why is that?

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Hi there,

I recently started with affinity.

 

Now I do have my first problem with that software.

 

I have edit a picture in affinity and exported it as a jpeg (best quality).

 

Using this picture in Wordpress the quality is very bad.

 

see areas on the black T-shirts.

 

affinity.png

 

 

Then I opened the exported pic in  Gimp and safed it again as a jpg the quality in Wordpress is good.

 

Gimp.png

 

Why is that?

 

Can anybody please help?

 

Thanks!

 

Thomas

 

 

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Hi trommlertom,

 

Welcome to the Forums :)

 

Would it be possible for you to provide the project file for your JPEG so I can look into this issue further for you?

 

C

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Hi trommlertom,

 

Welcome to the Forums :)

 

Would it be possible for you to provide the project file for your JPEG so I can look into this issue further for you?

 

C

 

 

Hi!

 

thanks for getting back.

 

Here another example:

 

Screenshot from affintiy.

 

Screenshot%20Affinity.jpg

 

 

ICC profile - used by default in affinity.

 

ICC.jpg

 

 

Screenshot using this picture online (Facebook or Wordpress)

--> ugly artefacts

 

Screenshot%20affinity%20online.jpg

 

 

 

after converting the jpeg from affinty a second time in gimp it looks online like this:

 

--> no artefacts

 

Screenshot%20gimp%20on%20Homepage.jpg

 

 

 

 

Downloads:

 

affinity jpeg exported from Gimp

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzUd8IgltQu7NDJnamY2VWNPb0U/view?usp=sharing

 

 

affinity jpeg

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzUd8IgltQu7am5yZmRDZGZRc3c/view?usp=sharing

 

 

Project file

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzUd8IgltQu7WFRZRmNsOHVlV0k/view?usp=sharing

 

Check online:

http://everdance-live.de/

(under constuction)

 

Looking forward to hear from you.

 

Thanks

 

Thomas

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Hi Thomas,

 

Please could you try the below jpeg to see if it looks any better on wordpress?

 

Thanks

Callum

Hi Callum...

Thanks...

I'll check once I am back home and let you know.

Thanks for this great support!

Best

Thomas

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Hi Thomas,

 

Please could you try the below jpeg to see if it looks any better on wordpress?

 

Thanks

Callum

Hi Callum,

 

Thanks for your support,

unfortunately it is not better...

 

Your pic in Wordpress:

 

not%20better.jpg

 

After using your picture in Gimp it looks like this:

 

after%20gimp.jpg

 

 

Any other idea?

I think the problem could be based on Color profile issues.

 

When I import pics from affinity into Gimp I get this message:

 

meassage.jpg

 

Thanks so much for your help.

 

Looking forward to receive you next message.

 

best

Thomas

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Hi Thomas,

 

I'm sorry to hear that didn't resolve your issue I have one more file for you to try please let me know of the results :)

 

C

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I am seeing this same problem in relation to preparing files for 500px and Facebook. Basically, the export quality is always less than Photoshop, Alien Skin Exposure, and other tools I've tested.

 

Additionally, I exported as a TIFF with no compression, then opened the file in Photoshop. In Photoshop, I exported to JPG and the same blocky jagged pixelation appeared in the same area of the image as the AP export. So the problem may lie not in the JPG export but somewhere else in Affinity Photo.

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Hi Thomas,

 

I'm sorry to hear that didn't resolve your issue I have one more file for you to try please let me know of the results :)

 

C

Hi Callum,

Thanks for your effort.

Unfortunately it didn't worked out.

Still the same problem.

:-(

 

What can w do?

 

I really like your Software, but the quality needs to be good.

 

Any suggestion?

 

Best Thomas

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I am seeing this same problem in relation to preparing files for 500px and Facebook. Basically, the export quality is always less than Photoshop, Alien Skin Exposure, and other tools I've tested.

 

Additionally, I exported as a TIFF with no compression, then opened the file in Photoshop. In Photoshop, I exported to JPG and the same blocky jagged pixelation appeared in the same area of the image as the AP export. So the problem may lie not in the JPG export but somewhere else in Affinity Photo.

 

Thanks for your feedback.

It is a pitty...

I really like the software very much.

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Thanks for your feedback.

It is a pitty...

I really like the software very much.

 

I love it, and I'm confident they will resolve this issue soon. It's the only problem I have with the product aside from an odd difference in Auto-levels compared to Photoshop, but that's another thread altogether.

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Hi Thomas,

 

I'm sorry to hear that didn't resolve your issue I have one more file for you to try please let me know of the results :)

 

C

Hi Callum,

 

any Idea to solf my problem?

 

Best

Thomas

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Hi Trommlertom,

 

How did the image look on your computer before you uploaded it to WordPress?

 

Thanks

C

 

 

 

Hi Callum,

thanks for coming back...

 

When I download your picture and check it with Windows Picture viewer it is ok.

When I use this picture in Wordpress I get those ugly artefacts.

So nothing has changed.

 

:-(

 

What to do?

Could it be an issue with the color profile?

 

Best

Thomas

 

Also I get th

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Hi Thomas,

 

It looks like WordPress may be compressing the image during the upload if it views fine before uploading. I advise checking your WordPress settings.

 

C

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Hi Thomas,

 

It looks like WordPress may be compressing the image during the upload if it views fine before uploading. I advise checking your WordPress settings.

 

C

 

Hi Callum,

Thanks for coming back.

 

I will check this.

But Sorry to say, I am wondering whether this is really the problem.

 

1) I don't have any problems with Wordpress when I use other software like Photoshop or Gimp

2) I do have the same issues when I upload the pics to Facebook

3) hlarledge (see above) reports the same issue.

 

So from my point of view it has to do with affinity photo.

 

Did you check the case on Windows or Mac?

Maybe it has to do with different OS envirements?

 

Have you checked this issue in regards to Color prile settings?

 

Thanks for your time!

 

I really hope to fix this.

 

I love Affinity but it would be great if I can rely on it...

 

Best Thomas

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\When I import pics from affinity into Gimp I get this message:

 

meassage.jpg

 

Thanks so much for your help.

 

Looking forward to receive you next message.

 

best

Thomas

this indicates that the exported file is in the wrong color space, Apple RGB instead of sRGB

however, looking at the files, all files are actually sRGB, checked with Affinity and exiftool so I'm a bit puzzled.

 

hope we can get this resolved somehow though 


 

 

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this indicates that the exported file is in the wrong color space, Apple RGB instead of sRGB

however, looking at the files, all files are actually sRGB, checked with Affinity and exiftool so I'm a bit puzzled.

 

hope we can get this resolved somehow though 

 

You may be on to something. My problem is with Facebook compression, which is far worse than Wordpress. However, images compress worse coming from Affinity Photo than from Photoshop or Alien Skin Exposure. I couldn't put my finger on the difference, but that may be it. Maybe the actual color space during the Affinity Phot export is somehow different from what is stored in the exif properties?

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GIMP generally excludes more metadata than AP, maybe got to Export > "more" and uncheck the "metadata" checkbox so that AP removes these things, maybe Facebook and wp are happier with this.

 

I would put the image into imageoptim before uploading anyway so maybe try this out as well

 

sorry for no clear answer  :D


 

 

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I am actually having a similar issue myself. I have everything set to default, and my images, when exported, look horrendous on Facebook. I even have the "High quality" option checked on Facebook. I even tried on Flickr to see if they would be any better, but nope. I tried my personal cloud as well, nope. I'm also kind of wondering if my color profile is out of whack. 

 

I have tried pngs, jpegs... they all turn out the same way on the web, but windows photo viewer sees them really well. 

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