3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 9, 2015 12:28 PM by John Mensinger

    fonts that are the same look different why?

    laurapcx

      These 2 images (the copy text within the image) are the same in every way, yet when saved as .jpg look different. Why does this happen?

      I have tried saving at 100% instead of the 60%, and this helps make them a bit clearer, but still not as crisp as the image beside it.  Please help.  Thanks

      It is always the left side images that are blurrier as well...what is up with that  lol  See my page

      http://www.partsconnexion.com/t/eblast/bbb/bb.html

        • 1. Re: fonts that are the same look different why?
          John Mensinger Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          It's rather fine text, and when you save it as an image, it's alignment to the "pixel grid" may differ (from the same type/size text in similar images) by a fraction of a pixel.

           

          Fonts have a built-in parameter called "hinting" which helps ensure that varying proximity to the pixel grid doesn't distort the glyphs of live type while they're displayed on-screen. It's a scientifically grizzly little property that dictates which portions of a glyph are always black, versus the portions that are subject to "anti-aliasing." When you rasterize the text as you have, it loses its hinting and becomes subject to "accident" in terms of pixel grid alignment, anti-aliasing, and subsequent perceptual rendering on-screen.

           

          Considering the above, rasterizing text is somewhat of a crap-shoot and should be avoided. Your layouts could be composed with live text; and should be. Methods might differ depending on whether the end-product is an "email blast" or something that's always and only ever rendered in a browser.

          • 2. Re: fonts that are the same look different why?
            laurapcx Level 1

            Thank you for the reply.

            What do you mean by "live text"...text within tables in html? And yes these webpages are composed first for email templates and second to remain on the website for later referral.

            • 3. Re: fonts that are the same look different why?
              John Mensinger Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              What do you mean by "live text"...text within tables in html?

              Well, it doesn't have to be in tables, but yes...live, unconverted, edit-able, font-borne text (as opposed to rasterized or outlined pictures of text).

              And yes these webpages are composed first for email templates...

              Well, then you may be limited to table-based layouts, which does make it a bit more complex to incorporate live text. Can you say "nested tables"?