Blotchy Images on Export

Corel Paint Shop Pro

Moderator: Kathy_9

Post Reply
pdxrjt
Posts: 459
Joined: Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:30 am
operating_system: Windows 10
System_Drive: C
32bit or 64bit: 64 Bit
processor: Intel Core i7 - 4.2 GHz
ram: 32 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
sound_card: NVIDIA High Definition Audio
Hard_Drive_Capacity: 10TB Int.
Monitor/Display Make & Model: Acer 32 inch x2
Corel programs: Paint Shop Pro 2018
Location: Portland, Oregon

Blotchy Images on Export

Post by pdxrjt »

Capture PSP.JPG
Capture Orig.JPG
Hi and TIA for any help. I am working on a holiday card. I created a blank red space. Then I took a photo and put it roughly in the center of the red space, then added text. Saved it as a PSP image. Both the photo and the PSP file look fine in PSP. However, when I collapse the PSP file in a jpeg, it gets all splotchy etc. (See attachment of a detail of the files.) Any ideas on how to fix it are welcome. I have already tried turning off color management in PSP but it did not change the jpeg export.
Adverts for Corel products when you close PSP don't bother me.
LeviFiction
Advisor
Posts: 5836
Joined: Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:07 pm
operating_system: Windows 10
System_Drive: C
32bit or 64bit: 64 Bit
motherboard: Alienware M17xR4
processor: Intel Core i7-3630QM CPU - 2_40GH
ram: 6 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
sound_card: Sound Blaster Recon3Di
Hard_Drive_Capacity: 500GB
Corel programs: PSP: 8, 9, X, XI, X2, X8,X9, 2018, 2019
Location: USA

Re: Blotchy Images on Export

Post by LeviFiction »

I can't be sure without seeing your settings, but it looks like you're saving with a very high compression setting.

The higher the compression the more data is lost. JPEG is a lossy file format after all. When you do Save AS for jpeg you'll want to have a low compression rating (20 or lower, just make sure it's set toward "Best Quality"). It'll be a slider at the bottom of the dialog. If you don't see a compression slider click on the "options" button under the Help button on the save as dialog.
pdxrjt
Posts: 459
Joined: Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:30 am
operating_system: Windows 10
System_Drive: C
32bit or 64bit: 64 Bit
processor: Intel Core i7 - 4.2 GHz
ram: 32 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
sound_card: NVIDIA High Definition Audio
Hard_Drive_Capacity: 10TB Int.
Monitor/Display Make & Model: Acer 32 inch x2
Corel programs: Paint Shop Pro 2018
Location: Portland, Oregon

Re: Blotchy Images on Export

Post by pdxrjt »

Well DUH! Can't believe I missed that. I never mess with quality settings and always leave them all the way up for projects I will print.....don't know what happened but it was all the way down to total compression. As I don't mess with that setting, I didn't even check it out. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
Adverts for Corel products when you close PSP don't bother me.
rondo
Posts: 263
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:51 pm
operating_system: Windows 7 Home Premium
System_Drive: C
32bit or 64bit: 64 Bit
motherboard: Gigabyte
processor: Intel I5 6600k 3.5 GHz
ram: 16 GB
Video Card: Nvidia 1060
sound_card: creative x-fi
Hard_Drive_Capacity: 2TB
Monitor/Display Make & Model: Asus ProArt
Corel programs: PSP X6, X9, Aftershot Pro 3, Painter

Re: Blotchy Images on Export

Post by rondo »

Easy to forget to use the Save As to keep getting the compression you want- unless they fixed it in 2018, choosing just Save will use the default which is low- made the mistake last week.
pdxrjt
Posts: 459
Joined: Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:30 am
operating_system: Windows 10
System_Drive: C
32bit or 64bit: 64 Bit
processor: Intel Core i7 - 4.2 GHz
ram: 32 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
sound_card: NVIDIA High Definition Audio
Hard_Drive_Capacity: 10TB Int.
Monitor/Display Make & Model: Acer 32 inch x2
Corel programs: Paint Shop Pro 2018
Location: Portland, Oregon

Re: Blotchy Images on Export

Post by pdxrjt »

As I have (more or less) migrated to another program for the majority of my "bread and butter" editing, this is the first time I used the new PSP. I think it had a super high compression setting by default. So that is changed now! Like I said, never occurred to me.
Adverts for Corel products when you close PSP don't bother me.
Post Reply