Thanks Zak, naturally that's what I did. But one would think, having the option of rotating pictures, that Adobe has got that figured out...
Also, there should be an option to re-link a different picture, not delete the existing and place another...
Thanks for your reply.
Agreed, but there's more to it. If an image is opaque and unrotate it can be output as a JPEG. If that same image is rotate 5 degrees, the current Muse output will still be an unrotated image, but with the original image rotated 5 degrees within the new image. However, the new image now has transparent areas and thus must be a PNG and will be ~5 times larger than the original JPEG. That means slower page load times.
The preferred approach (and our plan) is for Muse to move to using CSS to accomplish the rotation. This will allow the original JPEG to be downloaded since the browser will be performing the rotation. However, the quality of the resulting image in the browser will depend on the quality of the rotation algorithm the browser is using.
So, even once Muse has changed to use CSS for the rotation, it will still be up to you to decide whether you want the quality of pre-rotating images prior to placing them into Muse and the slower page load times associated with PNG images, or whether you want faster page load times and image display quality that will vary from browser to browser. We may at some point offer this option from within Muse, but it's relatively far down on the priority list at the moment.
Regarding re-linking, right-click on the image in the Assets panel and choose "Relink..."
Thanks, Zak, I get it. Having a background behind the image, I had to save the Photoshop rotated image as a PNG to have a transparent background anyway. But I reduced the image to the final size (much smaller than the original) and that brought it to 1.5 times the same image in JPEG Max Quality. I think Muse can do the same in the background as you export to HTML. And that would be a BIG time saver for the end user...And let's face it, with today's network/browser/computer speeds having an image file 200k vs. 300k is a moot point.
Also, some of the images had spaces in their nomenclature. Hadn't paid attention, and naturally the server didn't like that, so I had to remove the spaces and re-import (not knowing I could re-link). Maybe in a future update Muse can handle the task of replacing spaces with underscores as images are placed? Just a thought.
Thanks for your responses. They really helped to understand. Thanks also for your input on re-linking, didn't know...
I've been using Freeway Pro but I thought I'd give Muse a try. I really like it and just completed a modest mini-website project with it.
That said, I ran into the exact same issue when rotating images.
I see a lot of workarounds on this thread but I'm wondering if Muse will be implementing a way so that we can rotate but have it come out looking smoother.
Does anyone know if there's a way to prepare my JPEG in Photoshop to eliminate the jagged edges? I hate to increase the file size from a standard 72dpi. It's still distorted, even with no compression applied.