You Did post a 2000x3000px image
Your save for web capture shows you resized the image to 640x780px. The png you posted is 500x722px.
Its the $6,000,000 Why doe your 6,000,000 pixel image have more detain then your 361,000 pixel image. It easy to see the difference I think that may be quite normal to lose some detail. when you reduce the number of pixels.
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I dropped both of these into Photoshop and viewed each at 100% zoom. That is the only zoom level where you are looking at the actual image 1 image pixel per screen pixel. I don't see anything there that I would not expect with a reduction in pixel size.
You could experiment with different resampling algorithms by using Image Size before Save for Web.
As a side note - the original larger image has some nasty artifacts (look at the background). They look like heavy processing in 8 bit and then the jpeg compression on top.
You're right, the image I posted was 500 x 722 px rather than the one I had specified. I sent a version to a friend for their opinion on it and when I uploaded it through a website send to them, the image size was reduced by the web. However, I did think there was still a difference given the 540 px image I had planned on posting.
I guess I'm just thrown off because I'm used to CS5, which I had on my old computer and each image I edit now appears to be in worse quality than what I was accustomed to. It might even be my computer screen itself. Thanks!
Ok, so I suppose it partially has to do with the image itself then... thank you!