Blurry, can't finish product...
zombiegod
Posted: Monday, March 29, 2010 11:45:45 AM
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Although it looks superb to me I can't get any further with my creation, as there is a red triangle warning me.

This design contains some images which have been made larger than their original sizes and may be blurry or pixelated when your product is produced. Click OK to continue anyway, or click CANCEL to keep working on your design.

All I can post is a tiny image of this centred on each mug..



Would this image used on a finished product be so blurry????





hope you can help a budding Zazzler

GLManley
Posted: Monday, March 29, 2010 11:57:21 AM
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To view anything from your link, one must register. I'm not going to. But this leaves me wondering if the image is yours to use? If it is...if you created it, then you should be able to create it at a size which is acceptable. For you to get the warning, it would lead me to believe the image isn't yours and you do not have permission to use it.
zombiegod
Posted: Monday, March 29, 2010 12:06:42 PM
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Yes the images are mine, I am the artist and credited with the images copyright.

I cannot fathom for one second how a simple image upload program would have any idea whatsoever if I have permission or not to do so. That's just plain ridiculous.


I can design a mug with the image, but it won't let me get beyond that stage in question unless I shrink it down to around 70% of the size shown.
stationeryshop
Posted: Monday, March 29, 2010 12:16:14 PM
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Check your pixel dimensions

Here are the recommended sizes for products
http://zazzle.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/85
GLManley
Posted: Monday, March 29, 2010 12:17:49 PM
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The warnings appear when the size is wrong (IE too small and one has enlarged it via the design tool). Image sizes are quite different from one product to the next and you must size your image to suit the product you are wanting to place it on.
PetAdoption
Posted: Monday, March 29, 2010 7:01:40 PM
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zombiegod wrote:
Yes the images are mine, I am the artist and credited with the images copyright. I cannot fathom for one second how a simple image upload program would have any idea whatsoever if I have permission or not to do so. That's just plain ridiculous.
The program doesn't know. It was a guess based on the fact that when you got the error you didn't just upload a larger image. Most artists capable of creating a complex image are fairly quickly going to be able to supply a good quality larger version. That is what you need to do. Create a much larger version.
myshelle
Posted: Monday, March 29, 2010 7:30:13 PM

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I had a dreadful time last night with my images on some products gave up in the end but I always figure it is my antique computer.
zombiegod
Posted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 8:37:02 AM
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stationeryshop wrote:
Check your pixel dimensions

Here are the recommended sizes for products
http://zazzle.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/85


Thank You. That sorted it in a jiffy!
gnzazzle
Posted: Saturday, March 08, 2014 3:46:46 PM

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That notification for blurred images has got to go. Nobody is going to post a jagged blurred image and I know some of mine can past.
Gothic Toggs
Posted: Saturday, March 08, 2014 4:29:12 PM
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gnzazzle wrote:
That notification for blurred images has got to go. Nobody is going to post a jagged blurred image and I know some of mine can past.


You would be surprised how many people think it is OK to grab images off of Google or Bing especially, and try to post them for sale. That warning is there to help prevent that, and to make sure that customers don't get a fuzzy design that they are not happy with.
PillowParadise
Posted: Sunday, March 09, 2014 4:42:05 AM
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myshelle wrote:
I had a dreadful time last night with my images on some products gave up in the end but I always figure it is my antique computer.

I also have an antique computer - prehistoric almost! xd but I do manage by making everything about 4500 x 4500 pixels. That fits most products quite well and looks sharp. Otherwise, for very large products, tiling a smaller image or pattern is useful.
There are free image editors for use online or to download which will help to resize images.
If the worst comes to the worst, you could just stick to producing all the smaller products and not worry about the big ones Grin
Funcards
Posted: Sunday, March 09, 2014 12:03:33 PM
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gnzazzle wrote:
That notification for blurred images has got to go. Nobody is going to post a jagged blurred image and I know some of mine can past.

I find it helpful, since I mostly use photographs and I wouldn't really know who much I can enlarge them on some products, or if they are large enough for some of the bigger products like bags.
artbyjocelyn
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 7:48:02 AM
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All it means is that you are making your image bigger than what you saved your image file allows before the resolution isn't enough anymore to print a crisp image from your image file. It is a warnign to say that your image may not print well, it may be blurry, and therefore look not so great at the size you are trying to make it on the product. Thsi in turn could result in a buyer wanting to return the item they ordered if the image is blurry enough for them to not be happy with.

As a designer/graphic artist, when you create your artwork, do you not save it as a large jpg or png, etc. from your original artwork in Photoshop or whatever graphic program you created it in? Or, if created by hand, you need to make sure you are photographing or scanning it with a camera or scanner in a large file format.

The warning has nothing to do with possible copyright issues. I get it off and on as well if I try to size something I didn't create big enough but want to use it on a pillow, or if I crop my photos too much and they can only be enlarged so much and I try a size of a canvas that is too big for my image, etc. I tend to not ignore the warning because if I do, a buyer may not like the end result if they end up purchasing that product from me. I decrease the canvas size, or don't use the image on a particular product, etc.





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