Converting a photoshop picture to another format

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  1. samygero

    samygero TPF Noob!

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    Hello everyone!

    I have processed a picture with photoshop and I would like to have it printed on a poster.This picture has different layers I've worked with.

    Unfortunately when I convert it to another format jpg, bmp, or even png the colors and the sharpness are a bit degraded or altered, even with the best quality.

    Can anybody tel me how I can overcome this inconvenient?

    I don't know if it matters but I work on a macbook I bought 1 year ago.

    Thx for any answers
     
  2. SrBiscuit

    SrBiscuit TPF Noob!

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    flatten it.
    try an uncompressed tiff. many image types compress the image which is likely why youre seeing degradation.

    whats the resolution?
     
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    What color profile are you embedding in the saved image (jpeg, png or whatever)?
     
  4. samygero

    samygero TPF Noob!

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    So it is quite large image, pixels are 2816x2112,

    when I save the image there is an option that says Embed Color Profile : sRGB IEC61966 - 2.1, and I choose off courde maximal quality.

    In bitmap no such option is possible.

    The resolution of this picture is huge because I want to be able to print it on a poster without detail loss.
     
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    Simple solution: Don't use bitmap. :eyebrows:
     
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    For best quality use JPEG at highest quality (although you state this did not give you great results) or use TIFF, be warned they can be large files though
     

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