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Image is to blurry when I shrink it

#1 Post by infel » Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:23 pm

So my artist gave me the sprites for my game, but the problem is they are too big for the screen. So I shrunk them, but when I get to a certain size the image is blurry and doesn't look too good. I could sharpen it, but that doesn't look good either. I've learned that having a sprite at 900X1000 is good, but sadly it doesn't fit the screen. Is there anyway to make it fit without having the sprite be too blurry?
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Re: Image is to blurry when I shrink it

#2 Post by teagirlvn » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:15 am

What program are you using to resize the sprites ? I always make my sprites 5 times bigger than what I need for a VN and I shrunk them just fine with photoshop 'image > image size'. If you scale them with photoshop free transform, you should do it in one go or else it will be blury a lot, may be you can post your sprites here so every can take a look. You can pm it to me if you don't want to public it, I can try to resize it for you.

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Re: Image is to blurry when I shrink it

#3 Post by infel » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:59 am

Sadly I'm not really using a program. I click on the picture and I have a mac so it shows up in photo booth. Then I readjust the size, but it looks so blurry. I don't have photoshop, but would gimp be okay to use? I know enough to do it. If not, I'll take you up on your offer ='D.
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#4 Post by curry nochi rice » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:02 am

I actually resize my sprites through ren'py's im.FactorScale. Gimp is okay.
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#5 Post by teagirlvn » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:09 am

I have never use gimp before but people say it's good so I think it would be okay, at least it will do better than photobooth for sure. Just give it a try, if the result is still not better, then just send it to me, or you can contact your artist to help you, I believe they don't mind.

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Re: Image is to blurry when I shrink it

#6 Post by korova » Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:45 am

Gimp does the job OK (that's what I use, no photoshop on linux)

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Re: Image is to blurry when I shrink it

#7 Post by infel » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:03 pm

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Thank you for the advice. I'll try that out and see what happens =).
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Re: Image is to blurry when I shrink it

#8 Post by Cruxador » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:50 pm

infel wrote:So my artist gave me the sprites for my game, but the problem is they are too big for the screen. So I shrunk them, but when I get to a certain size the image is blurry and doesn't look too good. I could sharpen it, but that doesn't look good either. I've learned that having a sprite at 900X1000 is good, but sadly it doesn't fit the screen. Is there anyway to make it fit without having the sprite be too blurry?
Why not just have your artist send you a resized version in addition to the original one?

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Re: Image is to blurry when I shrink it

#9 Post by synedraacus » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:24 am

That's actually a good idea. Unless you are skilled in Photoshop/Gimp/whatever mac people use, cleaning up the resizing artifacts may take immense time.

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