3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 16, 2009 3:53 AM by Cobby Fred

    My works don't look sharp

    Cobby Fred



      I have been using FW for sometime now and I like it because it's easier to use than PS. My problem though is that my works does not look sharp and thus they don't appear as good looking as I want it to be. Can any one tell me as to how I can make the graphics, text and other objects appear sharp. I must also say I use "Sharpen" filter but even that one makes it even worse. Could this be my resolution settings, I always use the default settings 72?


      I have attached an example of what I'm talking about.


      I will welcome any suggestion.


      Thank you!

        • 1. Re: My works don't look sharp
          pixlor Level 4

          First, can you be specific about what you don't like? Your graphic looks fine to me.


          Second, when you're making an image for the screen, dpi has no meaning. (It's meaningful for print.) Your image has height and width in pixels, and it will display with that many pixels on any monitor. On screen, the image is not scaled so that each pixel is a given fraction of an inch. One pixel in an image will display as one pixel on the screen. For example, if I have a 21" monitor and a 14" monitor, both set to the same resolution, the same image will be larger on the 21", simply because the same number of pixels are spread over a larger physical area. If I have two 21" monitors, one set to 800x600 resolution and one to 1600x1200 pixel resolution, a given image will appear larger on the first monitor, because the pixels are larger. In all cases, the image is mapped pixel by pixel from the image file to the monitor. So don't worry about dpi for screen graphics.

          • 2. Re: My works don't look sharp
            Panos Zygopoulos Level 3

            What pixlor says is correct.

            Your image seems fine. Maybe you would like to change some of the colors, to make it look better (cause not all colors look good either on screen or together with other colors), but quality is good.

            • 3. Re: My works don't look sharp
              Cobby Fred Level 1

              Thank you all, and I'm sorry for delaying to reply earlier. Well, what I don't like about the image is that, it some how look dull to my liking. I would have wished that it will look more brighter and sharper. As hard as I have tried I haven't been able to.


              I think will have to take Panos Zygopoulos advise - to work on my colors.