Old 10-27-2011, 02:01 AM   #1
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First off, I'm not trying to whore any views here. I just acquired a mac on Monday. My version of CS2 that I've been using religiously ever since I could remember is gone. I'm not even sure I could even use it on this machine. ANYWHO....I went ahead an purchased Elements 9. It has pretty much all the features and tools I used in CS2 on the PC. Having a bit of an issue though. I'm processing fine. I'm resizing fine, sharpening is the same as with CS2. Now, I don't know if something is getting lost in the process here or what, but my images look great through Elements, nice and tack sharp. But when I view them on here, or anywhere on the big WWW, and when I open the image up a viewer, it looks like CRAP.

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I'm almost ashamed to have it up here. Seriously.

The images almost look distorted and very soft. I'm processing as normal, is there something I'm missing? Do I have some sort of setting unchecked? I'm saving at the highest possible setting (12) when I'm saving as a JPG. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 10-27-2011, 02:33 AM   #2
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I have complained about this many times before. The only thing of use I can say is to sharpen again after re-sizing it.
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Thats the only way I sharpen is after I resize.....I don't know. I know this isn't an elements issue as I had elements before I turned to CS2 and never had an issue. But that was years ago and alas, I don't have it...actually I don't have the PC anymore, so I can't cross check settings. Very frustrating!

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Heh....you'll never believe this. I figured out the problem. Not with the pictures, it's not with elements, it's not with my processing. I had my magnification set on my browser waaaaay too high. Whoops! Firefox not only made my text bigger, but made images bigger, aka cropping in on a 1024 photo. Problem fixed, crisis averted. Disregard this thread

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Heh....you'll never believe this. I figured out the problem. Not with the pictures, it's not with elements, it's not with my processing. I had my magnification set on my browser waaaaay too high. Whoops! Firefox not only made my text bigger, but made images bigger, aka cropping in on a 1024 photo. Problem fixed, crisis averted. Disregard this thread

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I was gonna say, the shot you linked looks fine to me! Glad you figured it out.
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I'm right behind you on getting a Mac, Ben! Let me know how you like it..

And I'm still bitter over the Red Lobster visit....

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Old 10-27-2011, 11:52 PM   #7
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I'm right behind you on getting a Mac, Ben! Let me know how you like it..

And I'm still bitter over the Red Lobster visit....

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Haha, next time you head north on a weekend I'll buy. Mac is amazing so far. Handles much better, very stable. didn't take much to forget the pc habits and merge into the Mac era. I recommend it 100%

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Just get it over with...you'll never look back.
You'll never pay it off too...
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Never have to buy Norton and the other stuff, macs for the most part stable and problem free.
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Never have to buy Norton and the other stuff, macs for the most part stable and problem free.
You could buy a hundred copies of Norton for the difference in cost between a macbook and a PC laptop.

Or let me put it like this: you could buy a legit copy of photoshop or lightroom, or whatever you use.

I dont intend to turn this into a mac bashing session, but just pointing out the cost differential.
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Paid cash for every one of mine. And I'm sure there are more people in this country in debt from purchasing PCs than Macs.
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you can get a part time job with all the time you save not waiting to reboot.
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I'm leaning towards going Mac too. Haven't decided desktop or laptop yet. Also, getting all new programs is a little daunting.

Have been told by a few Mac people that my external drives should continue to work with the Mac.
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I don't know if you got a big monitor or not, but if you did, could it be because the photos are only about 1024 wide or 1000 high?

That might change the way they are displayed.

Or maybe if you just had a PC.
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WISH I could go Mac lol. Until now I'm stuck with a PC.
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Windows 7 has been pretty damn good so far.
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Before this gets out of hand, I apologize for starting this great debate, haha.

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Before this gets out of hand, I apologize for starting this great debate, haha.

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For some it is like a political debate from the right and left, I just want it to work.
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I have the ability to fix / keep anything pc related running. I'll save my money, and just live with the hit taken to my cool.

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