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Artifacts around text when viewing a Jpeg image on a HDTV?

Apr 17, 2013 4:15 PM

Tags: #jpeg #black #artifacts #hdtv

I'm new to this kind of advertising media. So bare with me. I'm creating these 1920 x 1080 @ 96dpi Photoshop images that has black text on white background that are viewed on a LCD HDTV. The images are saved out as Jpegs at the highest quality setting. When I view the image on the HDTV, I see all kinds of artifacts around text. (See attached image sample that I shot with a digital camera of the HDTV screen.) Let me add that I do not see any of the artifacts around the text  when I view the Jpeg image on my computer's monitor.


So is this something inherit to this kind of media? Or I'm I missing a setting somewhere? It would be nice if I could diminish the artifacts to a lesser amount at least.







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    Apr 17, 2013 4:41 PM   in reply to iRuss

    That's the nature of JPEG compression, even at the highest quality level.


    The HD TV obviously magnifies the artifacts.


    I know nothing about TV or video, I just avoid the JPEG format at all costs myself, unless someone or something absolutely demands a JPEG from me, in which case I only generate the abomination as the final output file.  Try working with PNG files instead—if your intended application permits it.

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    Apr 17, 2013 5:53 PM   in reply to station_two

    I agree, and it's why I do not use JPEG, unless the client's needs absolutely dictate it.


    I do a lot of Image work (tons of Titles) in PS, that goes to both DVD-Video and BD (Blu-ray Disc), and never, never introduce JPEG into the workflow. Everything that I output is PSD (or maybe a very few PNG's).


    However, from the last response from iRuss, PSD will not be an option either.


    As a bit of an after thought, perhaps iRuss could produce a Premiere Pro (or Elements) AV file for the SlideShow and Titles, and put an H.264 in an MP4 "wrapper" file on the thumbdrive? Then, a PSD could be used effectively in the video.


    Just thinking here,



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