Alwin Hoogerdijk wrote:
I agree with Chris. It just looks like the picture window size you have in Comic Collector is just bigger, so stretching the image making it look bad.
Try right clicking the picture window in Comic Collector, and choose "Resize Window to Image" (or something like that).
Alwin, thanks for the reply. I truly enjoy this program and all it has to offer.
I went back to the program and worked with the image in several ways.
The cover that I've already posted is the default size that pops up when I launch the popup from CCZ Main window / details view. I did find the resize image options when I right clicked on the popup image. The options are "Auto-Size Window to Picture", "Auto-Size Picture to Window","Size Window to Picture (F5)", and "Close (Ctrl-F4)". Playing with these controls did nothing to "clean up" the image.
The image was scanned @ 200 dpi and has dimensions of 1105 x 1686 and is 376 kb in size.
I opened the image in GIMP, Photoshop, and inserted it into a Word 2007 document. It looks fine in these programs as I would expect from a 200 dpi image.
So I was thinking about the scale and adjusted the dimensions from 1105 x 1686 to 500 x 763. This further reduced the image to 85.5 kb. BUT it did have the effect of making the image cleaner in CCZ.
So I guess the problem is solved again with the understanding that when images are scanned in they require additional scaling down to display clean.
Dunno if you want to investigate further to understand why images display fine in other programs w/o scale manipulation or not.
Thanks for the help!!! Most appreciated.