Text I made in Photoshop becomes blurry when exported as JPG or PNG


Question

I made an image with Photoshop. The text looks perfect in Photoshop but when I register it in .jpg or .png, the text looks blurry.

I tried everything, but nothing works. The font is Truetype, the resolution 72dpi, and I tried every aliasing setting, but that doesn't work either.

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10/6/2016 12:47:00 PM

This in not blurriness, but the JPEG compression doing its thing. Strong colour contrasts between irregular shapes are always distorted like this by the compression in a .jpg. We call them 'artefacts'.

You could try to reduce the amount of JPEG compression. Increase the 'quality' slider when you export / save as a .jpg and the results should be better. The higher the quality, the less compression artefacts and the larger the file.

If all else fails, try and export a PNG-24 instead, but be warned that most social media will re-save a .png as a .jpg anyway, and re-compress it. Reintroducing your problem.

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10/5/2016 1:06:00 PM

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