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Keelmy wrote:Ok I'm at my wits end here. Anyone care to give me a hand with the proper way of submitting? My shirt comp is 600x600 84mb gif and my design detail is 240x240 10mb gif. I'm not understanding why I'm ending up with all the artifacts in my images especially when I'm following the guildlines. Did I somehow miss a step?
I'd happily resub if I can get a hand, otherwise heres the image unfussed with:
Ever since the new guy came to the castle, the professor ignores poor little Igor. What does he see in the new guy anyways?! It's gotta be that hunch of his... that hunch. I bet it isn't even real. He's gotta be stuffing it.
84 megabyte? Maybe you mean kilobyte? Unless you are talking 600x600 in feet instead of pixels I see no way a GIF could be that large. The artifacts you mention are from Woot! converting the GIF (84.04 KB) into a JPG (36.78 KB). When saving to JPG, the format smooths out the color changes for a more 'seamless' transition; this doesn't work too well when there are large blocks of the same color and fewer colors in the palette to start with (although it usually works quite well with photos).
Why are you using GIF? It is now only a good format for animated images (Use PNG for lossless archival quality still images, and JPG for photorealism at a small file size) and can only handle 256 colors. Don't submit it as a GIF, save it to a JPG yourself (but keep the original file since JPG is lossy and can create artifacts) that way you have control over what the image looks like and can use a lower compression JPG encoding to eliminate visible artifacts. It would be best to 'Save' to the lossless archival format then 'Save as' directly to the JPG format using the program you used to create the piece, but If by some strange reason the graphic program you're using can't save as either of those formats, Irfanview is a nice image viewing and conversion program.
Using your image and Irfanview, I got:
GIF = 83.98 KB (256 colors and slightly better size than your program)
PNG = 63.66 KB (256 colors and much better size)
JPG@70 = 26.72 KB (35,271 colors and lots of artifacts)
JPG@80 = 33.15 KB (32,132 colors and many artifacts)
JPG@90 = 48.10 KB (26,262 colors and some artifacts)
JPG@95 = 68.72 KB (20,557 colors and a few artifacts)
JPG@100 = 139.05 KB (10,312 colors and no visible artifacts)
Having not submitted any work yet, I don't know if Woot! will change a submitted JPG image, but try using the JPG@100 setting and see if the image shows any artifacts when it is posted.
Nothing to see here. Move along. Move along.